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  1. Landis+Gyr, EnBW to pilot state of the art smart metering systems

    Landis+Gyr , the global leader in smart metering and grid management solutions, has signed a cooperation agreement with German utility EnBW for the piloting of state of the art smart metering systems. The agreement is the first of its kind: it involves a smart metering system that meets German data protection requirements, which demand the highest levels of end-consumer protection and security. Signed at the end of 2013, the agreement includes provisions for EnBW to test the functionalities of Landis+Gyr’s newly developed smart metering system in laboratories as well as in the field. Tests will commence in 2014. Prototypes of a part of an end-to-end security system, a ‘gateway’, will be tested according to the guidelines set out by the German Federal Office for Information Security (Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik, BSI). Separately, EnBW will conduct tests on a smart residential meter and on administration software for the gateway. Andreas Umbach, CEO of Landis+Gyr, says, “The cooperation between Landis+Gyr and EnBW unites two strong partners. We are working together on a solution that not only meets Germany’s data protection requirements, which are the strictest in the world, but a solution that is state of the art technologically and in terms of functionality. Our gateway development makes it possible for the first time to test how a BSI solution operates both in the laboratory and in the field, and to make further developments in response to the knowledge acquired. This is an important step in our journey with EnBW and will be path-setting for the country’s smart metering initiatives.” Christoph Müller, Member of the Board of Directors at EnBW Regional, explains the challenges that the decentralised energy supply system of the future poses: “The challenge is guaranteeing security of supply at all times, in spite of fluctuations in flow. Today’s metering systems can make an important contribution to the shift in energy use through actively involving customers. As central components of intelligent networks, they help to achieve a better balance between decentralised energy generation and demand for energy. They also offer customers more transparency with regard to their energy consumption. I am delighted that we are involved in the development of these metering systems with Landis+Gyr, an experienced and capable partner.” The cooperation agreement between Landis+Gyr and EnBW is the first of its kind to address the new regulatory requirements for smart meters, which are set out in the German Energy Act and in the country’s BSI Protection Profile. In 2011, as a result of changes to the Energy Act, the installation of smart metering systems became compulsory for end-consumers; the Act states that smart metering systems that meet the data protection and security requirements of the BSI must be installed as soon as they become available on the market. The Energy Act goes on to stipulate that a smart metering system must be installed at a metering point that registers an annual consumption of over 6,000 kWh. Werner Vorderwülbecke, Managing Director of EnBW Operations, comments: “In order that we can gain fundamental knowledge on the performance, potential uses and interoperability of the technology, we will install and run a total of 10,000 smart metering endpoints in Baden-Württemberg so that we can record, manage and monitor energy consumption. At the same time, gateway administration software will be put in place. EnBW and Landis+Gyr perfectly complement each other in this project.” A pilot project will start in the middle of 2015. It will study the suitability of the smart metering systems and system processes for the mass market, as well as their compatibility potential. The cooperation agreement foresees an extensive market rollout of the smart metering systems from Landis+Gyr, starting in 2016.

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    Fri, 17 Jan 2014

  2. Landis+Gyr, EnBW pair on data protection

    Signed at the end of 2013, the agreement includes provisions for EnBW to test the functionalities of Landis+Gyr's newly developed smart metering system in laboratories as well as in the field

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    Thu, 16 Jan 2014

  3. Echelon/Telvent win Norwegian Smart Grid contract

    Fortum Norway has awarded a Smart Grid project to Echelon partner Telvent to deploy Echelons smart metering system to its 100 000 customers.

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    Wed, 20 Jul 2011

  4. SmartSynch to provide complete smart metering system to Missouri utility

    SmartSynch has been selected to provide City Utilities of Springfield, Missouri, with a complete smart metering solution for participating commercial and industrial customers on its system.

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    Fri, 8 Apr 2011

  1. BC Hydro picks Itron for smart metering system , meter data management system

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    Mon, 11 Apr 2011

  2. Apex CoVantage selected for installation of smart metering system in Guam

    Apex CoVantage is providing the necessary services, software, and facilities for the installation of approximately 50,000 AMI electric meters in support of the Guam Power Authority's Smart Grid Initiative.

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    Wed, 3 Oct 2012

  3. Siemens helps Brazil reduce non-technical losses in the electrical power grid

    As head of a consortium that includes Itron and Telemont, Siemens is supplying the Brazilian power utility company Eletrobras with smart grid solutions to reduce non- technical losses.

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    Wed, 31 Aug 2016

  4. Siemens leads on solution to Brazilian grid losses

    Siemens is leading a smart grid solution initiative in partnership with Itron and Telemont, aimed at tackling the problem of non-technical losses in the Brazilian power grid.

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    Wed, 31 Aug 2016

  5. Leading energy provider in Chile ramping up for the Smart Grid

    With the deployment of an advanced smart metering system from Kamstrup, a leading energy provider in Chile, CGE group, is now well prepared for a full Smart Grid-rollout.

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    Thu, 19 Apr 2012

  6. The Nordics: a utilities utopia?

    Imagine a land protected from the global economic crisis where there is a huge surplus of power and energy, creating un-paralleled export opportunities.

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    Mon, 8 Sep 2014

  7. Kamstrup ramps up in Austria for new smart metering business

    As a part of delivery of a 1,000 unit smart grid pilot with Wien Energie GmbH, Kamstrup announces the opening of an Austrian subsidiary in the famous Millennium Tower in Vienna.

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    Tue, 30 Apr 2013

  8. Spending on smart grid to climb to $600 billion

    Today, the market for smart grid technologies is evolving rapidly as the need for a more responsive, automated and efficient power grid rises worldwide

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    Wed, 20 Aug 2014

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