Sweden’s Goteborg selects Kamstrup for smart meter rollout


In Sweden, Goteborg Energi has partnered with Kamstrup to deploy smart meters.

The partnership with Kamstrup will help Goteborg to replace some 275,000 electricity meters with smart meters by 2025, in line with new legislation introduced by the Swedish government.

Göteborg Energi will have their first meters replaced during 2023, and the project will be run until the end of 2024.

The utility will deploy an NB-IoT-enabled smart metering solution to improve customer service, increase efficiency in the electricity grid and to accelerate the energy transition.

Kamstrup has won the negotiation process for delivering a complete solution of smart metering.

Smart meters and an intelligent grid will help Göteborg Energi to address challenges associated with the integration of distributed energy resources with the main grid.

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In addition, the smart metering solution will help consumers to take control of their energy consumption, as well as to reduce their carbon footprint.

Lars Edström, CEO at Göteborg Energi Nät AB and business manager for electricity and gas network at Göteborg Energi, said: “…the solution will help us comply to future legislation, ensure that our delivery of electricity is of high quality and give our customers a positive experience during the replacement of the meters.

“The agreement includes a secure, reliable and developable solution which contributes to strengthening Göteborg Energi and our customers during the transition to a more electrified society.

“When the replacement project is completed, Kamstrup will be responsible for the support, maintenance and continuous development to ensure that Göteborg Energi is not only compliant with current legislation, but also able to take advantage of new possibilities within the grid.”

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Nicholas Nhede is an experienced energy sector writer based in Clarion Event's Cape Town office. He has been writing for Smart Energy International’s print and online media platforms since 2015, on topics including metering, smart grids, renewable energy, the Internet of Things, distributed energy resources and smart cities. Originally from Zimbabwe, Nicholas holds a diploma in Journalism and Communication Studies. Nicholas has a passion for how technology can be used to accelerate the energy transition and combat climate change.