Göteborg, Sweden — (METERING.COM) — May 28, 2009 – Western Sweden’s leading energy company, Göteborg Energi, is deploying 90,000 GE smart meters in order to provide consumers with information to better manage utility costs.
The project will meet a Swedish government mandate, which requires all utilities to have an advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) in place by June 1, 2009. The new meters will provide the utility with real time data access.
Göteborg Energi is the first utility in Europe to implement a ZigBee-based communications infrastructure for a full rollout of an AMI system, which is focused on electricity, but is planned to include district heating, gas and water meters in the near future.
GE is supplying the meters to NURI Telecom Co. Ltd., which is installing them for Göteborg Energi as part of the overall AMI system. Installation is due to be completed by the end of May.