Malmö, Sweden, and Zug, Switzerland — (METERING.COM) — May 7, 2007 – E. ON Elnät AB and Landis+Gyr AG of Switzerland have signed a 100 million Euro contract for an advanced metering system for 390,000 metering points. The cutting-edge solution includes a six year operations contract for the delivery of meter readings and will be delivered as a turnkey project, permitting automated meter reading by June 2009.
“This contract is a very important part of the AMR implementation in E.ON Sverige AB. This makes it possible for us to reach the target of installing new meters with an automatic reading possibility for all our customers by June 2009,” says Thomas Thorkelsson, Project Manager for the AMR business at E.ON Sverige AB. He looks forward to future cooperation with Landis+Gyr. “Our local partner, Landis+Gyr Enermet, convinced us with a good and flexible technical solution that will help us to improve our service activities and to fulfil our customers’ demands. In addition, it will boost our efficiency in meter data handling and processing.”
This is the biggest single advanced meter management (AMM) contract the Landis+Gyr Group has ever signed. The solution comprises a comprehensive AIM system for automated meter reading and meter data management and 390,000 residential meters, communicating via GPRS and PLC technology. It also includes 7,000 industrial meters and gas meters for areas in the northern and southern regions of Sweden.
“The major challenge in this project lies in the deployment of 390,000 meters in a relatively short period of time. To overcome this challenge, we’ve planned the project very carefully, together with E.ON Sverige and our partners”, says Hans Alesund, Managing Director of Landis+Gyr Enermet AB, Sweden. For the meter deployment and system operation, Landis+Gyr is partnering with Bravida Sverige AB, Skvader Systems AB and Telia Sonera AB. Implementation will begin in May 2007 and will be completed in spring 2009.
E.ON Sverige is part of E.ON Nordic, one of five market units within the E.ON Group. The company produces and supplies energy and energy-related services to approximately one million customers.