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This July, Enexis Netbeheer will begin large-scale rollout of Sagemcom ESMR5 smart electricity meters with LTE CAT1 communications technology.This rollout follows successful joint achievements between Enexis Netbeheer and Sagemcom including final system integration, field test period monitoring and LTE CAT1 radio performance proven by a 3rd party accredited laboratory.

Sagemcom is providing Dutch utility Enexis Netbeheer with XS210 single phase meters and T210 three phase meters for the smart meter deployment. Through the use of wireless Mbus communication, the ESMR5 smart electricity meters are fully interoperable with all ESMR5 compliant smart gas meters. According to Sagemcom, the new combination of electricity and gas meters will offer real time information on energy consumption to reduce energy usage and significantly decrease energy costs for customers.

According to Haico Hangx, programme manager for Smart Meter Development at Enexis Netbeheer: "We are eager to speed up the rollout with Sagemcom ESMR5 smart electricity meters and we would like to highlight the quality of the partnership with Sagemcom, which has demonstrated its ability to collaborate with Enexis Netbeheer by designing, implementing and producing the smart electricity meters in full compliance with ESMR5 specifications.”

Commenting on the commencement of the large-scale rollout,  Jean-Philippe Sacriste, director of Sagemcom's Energy department, said: “Sagemcom is very proud to be a long-term technology and industrial partner to Enexis. It is also key for us to demonstrate one more time that by choosing Sagemcom our customers have the warranty to fulfill their ambition for Smart Metering roll out and grid management capabilities.”

Sagemcom awarded Enexis contract

In February last year, Metering.com reported that the French smart solutions provider was awarded a contract by Enexis to "develop Dutch specified smart electric meters," to be deployed under the distribution system operator's smart metering project.

In a release, the energy provider's director for Customer and Market, Rutger van der Leeuw, said: "With the ESMR5.0 project and by selecting LTE as our communication technology of choice, Enexis further enhances the long term availability and quality of its smart grid.” Read more...