Auckland, New Zealand and Alexandria, Australia — (METERING.COM) — August 22, 2013 – SmartCo, a consortium of New Zealand lines companies, has selected Landis+Gyr as a preferred smart meter vendor for the deployment of its advanced network planned to roll out across the country.
SmartCo’s solution, bringing together New Zealand electricity distributors and retailers for greater operational efficiency, will open a variety of demand side management opportunities.
Together with SmartCo, Landis+Gyr will deploy the functionalities of an enhanced smart metering technology and deliver the benefits including remote reading of electricity consumption, real time notification of outage and power quality data, and advanced management of load control solutions.
“Landis+Gyr’s E350 metering technology provides power quality, loss of supply and hot water heating load control functionalities,” said Gavin Lennox, SmartCo’s general manager.
SmartCo, which will serve more than 250,000 urban and rural consumers across New Zealand, previously selected Silver Spring Networks’ mesh network for its deployment.