Prague, Czech Republic and Zug, Switzerland — (METERING.COM) — October 6, 2010 – Czech utility CEZ Group has selected Landis+Gyr for three distinct projects, including conducting the company’s first residential smart metering pilot project in the country, establishing multi-energy metering in the Czech ICG sector, and entering the Albanian market with its SuperConverge industrial, commercial and grid meter data system.
Landis+Gyr will supply 10,000 smart meters for the CEZ Group’s 40,000 metering point pilot project in the Czech Republic. Moreover, the company’s Gridstream solution, including head-end software and meter data management system for data processing will be deployed for the whole project.
The ICG projects build upon the existing SuperConverge contract between Landis+Gyr and CEZ, essentially doubling the 43,000 metering points it currently operates throughout the Czech Republic, Romania and Bulgaria to reach a total of 85,000 discrete meters.
Martin Michek, commercial director of CEZ Mereni, commented: “In autumn 2010, a multi-energy pilot project for the Czech heating industry was launched and is due to be complete by the end of the year. The rollout of data acquisition and processing from heat meters belonging to the CEZ Group will begin in 2011. The rollout of SuperConverge in Albania follows the successful launch and operation of the data central station in Romania and Bulgaria. SuperConverge is being integrated gradually to the CEZ Group’s IT systems and we are confident it will result in higher quality metering services.”
Landis+Gyr is participating in each of the three smart metering pilot projects currently occurring throughout the Czech Republic, which has 5.5 million electricity metering points. The CEZ Group owns 3.5 million of these points, and its pilot project is the most extensive.
The CEZ Group is active in more than 10 countries of Central and Southeastern Europe with almost 7 million customers.