Multinational utility company E.ON selected IT software provider Tieto to improve collection of consumer energy consumption data in Sweden.In a combined statement, E.ON said it will use Tieto’s Smart Utility software-as-a-service solution to “support their distribution operations for the collection of meter values including field services for the Skane area …”
Under the three-year contract, the Smart Utility software will help E.ON automate the collection of energy consumption data from some 150,000 smart electric meters in Skane.
The Finnish-based solutions provider claims its cloud-based technology will enable E.ON to safely integrate its data hubs and centrally access energy consumption data.
The contract falls under efforts by E.ON to digitalise its operations to be able to meet present and future regulation of grid networks and utility firms.
Under the deal, E.ON will leverage Tieto’s data centres in the Nordic region to securely store its grid data.
Commenting on the signing of the contract, Robert Tretinjak, head of the second generation smart metering programme at E.ON, said: "The Swedish energy market is facing a massive change. The implementation of Tieto Smart Utility will help us to reach efficiency and standardization in collection of meter values… to serve our customers in the best possible way."
E.ON and smart meter operation
Meanwhile, in early April, in Germany, E.ON received a certificate from the Federal Office for Information Security to take care of smart meter operation, configuration and data processing.
In a press statement, E.ON said it secured an approval from the Federal Office for Information Security to take care of smart meter operation, configuration and data processing as a smart meter gateway administrator.
The certificate confirms that E.ON’s Information Security Management System complies with the Technical Guideline 03109-6 of the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) as well as ISO 27001 and meets the high-security standards specified by the legislator for gateway administration.
The certificate allows E.ON to offer all IT services related to the installation and operation of smart meters not only to its own network operators but also to municipal utilities.Paul-Vincent Abs, Managing Director of E.ON Metering GmbH, said: "Setting up your own certified system is time-consuming and costly. [E.ON partners to boost EV charging in Europe].
"This is where we can support municipal utilities with our service."
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