Costa Rican utility automates grid operations with Landis


In Costa Rica, the Public Services Company of Heredia (ESPH) has selected Landis+Gyr to modernise its grid network.

The utility will deploy the firm’s intelligent network, distribution automation and sensing devices.

Landis+Gyr is providing its Gridstream Connect solution comprising an RF mesh IoT network to connect smart meters and distribution sensors.

The IoT network will enable advanced metering, line sensing, recloser automation and street light management capabilities.

ESPH has plans to deploy a customer portal and prepay solution as part of the second phase of the project.

Landis+Gyr is partnering with its regional distributor CFS Sistemas to provide ESPH with data hosting and project management services.

Prasanna Venkatesan, regional President and CEO of Landis+Gyr Americas, said: “This project is an extensive effort to modernise electric service delivery and improve efficiency. We are delighted to be working with ESPH and CFS Sistemas to add grid intelligence that will support the utility’s current plans and provide a foundation for future initiatives,”

ESPH provides services in the water, energy, sanitation, telecommunications and other sectors.