In a combined statement, Landis+Gyr said it was selected by the distribution system operator to manage the company’s advanced metering infrastructure comprising some 650,000 consumers with smart meters.
The contract was signed on June 16 and will be valid from the end of 2018 for a duration of six years, with an option for renewal for three years.
Landis+Gyr will be responsible for smart meter data acquisition and processing and providing Caruna with real-time insights on the performance of its grid network.
The solutions provider will ensure consumers are able to access their energy consumption data on an hourly basis. Landis+Gyr says it will manage data communications infrastructure owned by Caruna and ensure field workers are provided with grid data regarding the failure of grid assets to reduce the duration and occurrence of power outages.
Katriina Kalavainen, head of customer relations at Caruna, said: “We want to provide excellent service to our customers and strive to meet their needs today and in the future. Reliability of AMI operations is the basis for empowering our customers to follow their energy consumption and improve their energy efficiency.”
Caruna completed the deployment of its advanced metering infrastructure in 2014, as part of its efforts to modernise its energy distribution network. Since then, the utility has been using the smart meter infrastructure under a managed service model.
The DSO says it invests over EUR200 million per annum to upgrade its grid system. Preparations for the takeover and integration of the current meter park into the Landis+Gyr service platform will begin immediately.
Advanced metering infrastructure management
Meanwhile, Landis+Gyr signed two contracts which will be carried out for the State Electricity Distribution Company’s (CEEE-D) State of Rio Grande do Sul service area in Brazil.
The State Electricity Distribution Company (CEEE-D) selected Landis+Gyr for – i) data collection and management of commercial and industrial users, and (ii) the supply and installation of a Centralised Measurement System for residential energy consumers.
The contracts came about as a result of international public tendering processes, with funding from the Inter-American Development Bank and the French Development Agency (AFD). The signing took place yesterday, Wednesday, May 31st, at CEEE headquarters in the city of Porto Alegre, state of Rio Grande do Sul. Read more…
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