France’s ERDF seeks installers for 1m Linky smart meters

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ERDF is seeking contractors to install 1.126 million Linky smart meters in France’s Mediterranean provinces

France’s public distribution network manager Electricité Réseau Distribution France (ERDF) has released a tender for the installation of more than one million Linky smart meters.

Tender deadline: 2 September, 2015

ERDF is seeking supplier to replace existing analogue meters with 1,126,000 Linky digital meters in municipalities along the country’s Mediterranean coast line.

The tender comprises seven lots covering the towns of Cannes, Nimes, Narbonne, Aix-en-Provence and Perpignan.

The contact for queries about the tender is Michaël Roy at ERDF’s office in Montpellier (+33 467 696 324;

Applications should be submitted in French by 2 September, 2015 at 10h00.

Linky smart meters installation

In June 2015, ERDF awarded the first round of contracts for the installation of Linky smart meters.

ERDF selected 16 installation companies through a European-wide tender process.

The companies – Agiscom, ERS, LS services Sera Airria, Atlan’tech, GMV, OTI, Setelen, Chavinier, Parera, Phinelec, SFATD, DSTPE, Elec Link Solutions, Satelec and the European group listed company 30 Solutions – will install nearly a third of the total 35 million Linky smart electric meters.

Installation work will begin in the second half of 2015 and continue until late 2021, according to a French news report.

EDRF is predicting three million Linky meters will be deployed by the year of 2015.

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