EcoMeter saves money and the environment


Andreas Umbach,
President & CEO,
Vienna, Austria — (METERING.COM) — October 2, 2007 – Landis+Gyr is showcasing its innovative ecoMeter in-home display, a smart new tool in the battle against climate change, at the Metering Europe conference and exhibition being held in Vienna, Austria, this week. The ecoMeter is the first consumer application of Landis+Gyr’s advanced metering management solution, and is a good example of a fast response to changing metering needs worldwide. The ecoMeter gives consumers greater awareness of their energy consumption and empowers them to conserve energy; it also gives energy companies new possibilities for peak demand management.

The ecoMeter was developed by Landis+Gyr Group to respond to the increasing need for awareness of energy usage and efficiency practices. It is a handy in-home display providing energy users with valuable information to monitor and control energy consumption and cost in the home.

“The ecoMeter is an example of our innovative power and our commitment to contribute to the economical use of resources with intelligent solutions. The market introduction of the ecoMeter started in Australia and was followed by the USA and UK. Now we are preparing the introduction in other European markets too,” says Andreas Umbach, President & CEO of Landis+Gyr.

The ecoMeter increases environmental consciousness by visibly linking energy consumption to greenhouse gas emissions and water consumption to resource scarcity. From the ecoMeter energy users get information about their yearly electricity, gas and water consumption, greenhouse gas emissions and current tariff rates/demand. This allows them to regulate their consumption in order to save money and benefit the environment.

For energy companies the ecoMeter enables direct communication channel with their customers. It allows management of individual energy loads, tracking of export energy, account queries and scheduled outages. It thus gives energy companies new tools for leveling off peak demand during the day.

The ecoMeter was awarded the Australian Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association (AEEMA) 2006 Excellence Award for Best New Product in the ICT/Software category. The first pilot installation also received the prestigious ‘Green Globe’ from the Energy Ministry of New South Wales.