Landis+Gyr turns over the keys to E.ON after completing smart meter deployment
June 22, 2010
Enacted by law on July 1, 2009, all Swedish households must have their electricity billed each month based on actual consumption. This has meant that the approximately 5.3 million households received new "smart" communicating meters; Landis+Gyr has delivered almost 2 million of them.
Landis+Gyr's commitment to E.ON has consisted of two ingredients. First, a turnkey supply contract consisting of a system solution "from farm to table" that included supplying all the smart meters, installation, and deployment of a centralized software management system. In addition, Landis+Gyr will provide the service of delivering monthly meter readings for six years to E.ON's billing system. All of these requirements were met ahead of schedule.
Landis+Gyr’s President and COO Andreas Umbach said, “We have delivered a big turnkey system in a very short time. I am very proud of what we together with E.ON team members achieved. The quality of the delivery and system performance underlines our capabilities and make us a leading partner in meeting advanced metering requirements for energy companies worldwide.”
At a meeting in Malmo Sweden last month, Andreas Umbach symbolically presented the system to E.ON, which was represented by Anders Olsson, Head of Business Unit Grid/Heat/Gas, Per-Olof Lindholm, CEO of E.ON Elna_t Sverige AB, and Thomas Thorkelsson, Project Director for all advanced metering projects at E.ON in Sweden.
Thomas Thorkelsson added, “Landis+Gyr is a very good partner. They exceed our expectations in terms of meeting our time and product quality requirements. We worked with a number of companies to get our meter reading system in place, and Landis+Gyr managed very well in this competition. We look forward to our continuing relationship with them during the term of the service contract.”
Landis+Gyr is the leading provider of integrated energy management solutions tailored to energy company needs. With a global presence and a reputation for quality and innovation, Landis+Gyr is unique in its ability to deliver true end-to-end advanced metering solutions. Today, the Company offers the broadest portfolio of products and services in the electricity metering industry, and is paving the way for the next generation of smart grid. With annualized sales of more than US$1.25 billion, Landis+Gyr operates in over 30 countries across five continents, and employs nearly 5,000 people with the sole mission of helping the world manage energy better. More information is available at landisgyr.com.
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