Vattenfall creates central Europe’s largest GPRS-based meter data reading system


Vattenfall, the largest foreign investor in the Polish energy market, has expanded its contract with Landis+Gyr for its Gridstream Converge system.

The system, which reads 5,000 meter points, will now cover almost 10, 000 meter points, making it the largest data readout system using GPRS technology in central Europe.

Vattenfall, Poland first signed a contract with Landis+Gyr in 2006 to deploy its Gridstream Converge system. Following the successful implementation of the system, Landis+Gyr has deployed more than 5,000 Industrial and Commercial meters for remote service. Most of the meters are read using GPRS technology via Landis+Gyr’s flexible communications modules integrated into the meters. In addition, special user interfaces were created for fast and secure data export to Vattenfall’s billing system.

“Landis+Gyr’s Gridstream Converge system has become a strategic system for our data acquisition processes and allows us to efficiently measure energy data,” commented Marek Kleszczewski, Distribution System Operator Director of Vattenfall Distribution Poland S.A.

Another company in the Vattenfall Group, Vattenfall Heat, has also deployed the Gridstream Converge system for its cogeneration plant in Poland’s capital city, Warsaw, demonstrating the smooth interrelation of the system’s parts for the Group’s various divisions.

Separately, Landis+Gyr recently announced that it signed a contract with ENERGA, one of Poland’s largest utilities, to provide its industrial and commercial acquisition system licensed for 10, 000 metering points.