As homes, offices and cities get smarter, the demand for energy, automation and bandwidth is exploding across the grid. Yet far too many citizens lack access to affordable and reliable broadband in areas for example where traditional Telecommunication companies (Telcos) cannot justify implementations. At a time when so many people are working and learning from home due to the pandemic, this can be particularly problematic.
In Denmark, Landis+Gyr and Vores Elnet are rolling out a major project on smart metering. Vores Elnet, one of the largest DSO’s in Denmark, is taking a significant step towards an IoT infrastructure by updating their current AMI solution and moving to point-to-point communicating residential meters.
The transformation of the energy industry calls for new approaches. Be it the challenges of volatile networks caused by DER integration, the growing concerns around cyber security or changing regulatory and business environments – forward thinking DSO’s need a technology that offers solutions and creates new opportunities. Our new E660 has been designed just for that: State-of-the-art metering, power quality measurement and advanced grid edge functionalities – all in one device.
TAURON Dystrybucja S.A are building on their long-term cooperation with Landis+Gyr and extending the Converge solution to collect and control data from 425,000 ICG metering points.
After a turbulent year for energy companies, what lessons can the sector learn from the smart meter rollout? Simon Egan, managing director UK, Ireland and Netherlands at Landis+Gyr believes the devices have a key role in helping millions of consumers who have shifted to home working take control of their energy use. Egan further describes how innovative new finance models are helping smaller suppliers increase their market share of meters.
Having built up our presence in the Netherlands over the last two decades, Landis+Gyr has become one of the leading energy management solutions provider in the country, and a strategic partner of Dutch grid operators. Our solutions have been at the center of the large scale SMR5 smart meter rollout. As the rollout moves into a next phase at the beginning of 2021, we will extend our relationship and contract with major grid operators, Stedin and Alliander, to deliver smart meters for consumers, thereby supporting the energy transition.