Alison Jeffers, who is Landis+Gyr’s Vice President of Customer Delivery for the EMEA region, says collaboration between all stakeholders is key to delivering successful smart meter rollout projects on time and on budget.
When deciding on a smart metering implementation, the energy utility embarks on a journey, one of joint enterprise and team effort that impacts the entire organization.
Landis+Gyr, a global leader in transforming the way energy is managed, will deliver its Gridstream® Connect solution for one million metering points to E.ON in Sweden. With the contract, E.ON transitions to second generation smart metering technology for excelling customer service and grid efficiency.
Smart meter rollouts require efficient project management and handy tools for planning and scheduling tasks and monitoring their progress. With at times hundreds of thousands of meters about to be installed, procedures and processes need to be clear to avoid errors, superfluous site revisits and wasted investments. Here’s where our Field Operations Manager (FOM) software comes into play: FOM supports the efficient management of the rollout, by digitalizing and formalizing the installation process. It provides advanced tools both for installation planning as well as job flows for actual work in the field.
Almost four years ago, Austrian utility Netz Burgenland Strom has commissioned us to supply and deploy smart electricity meters – as one of the country’s first distribution system operators to commit to a full-scale G3 PLC smart metering solution rollout.
The French smart meter is called Linky. It is being rolled out by the country’s largest grid operator Enedis, who manages 95% of continental France’s operation, maintenance and development of the public electricity distribution network. And we have been a trusted partner for this project since it first began in 2007.