France: Driving forward smart metering on a global scale

Driving forward smart metering on a global scale

Through participation in the pilot for one of the world’s biggest smart metering projects with ERDF France, Landis+Gyr is confirming its position as the world’s leading provider of smart metering technology.

Landis+Gyr supplied 100,000 meters and 3,500 concentrators for the successful pilot project of what will be one of the world’s largest smart metering rollouts to date. The French energy provider ERDF plans to deploy a total of 35 million smart meters in its domestic market between 2013 and 2018 well in advance of the European target of 80 % smart metering coverage by 2020.

In September 2011, the French ministry for Industry, Energy and Digital Economy gave the green light for a nationwide rollout of smart metering technology and the technical decree was published in January 2012. Another decree, i.e., the financial items, is in progress. As soon as the regulation has been finalized, ERDF will launch a tender for the first step of the mass rollout: seven million Linky meters in 2013/2015.

Find out more about the project from this case study.