Tender news: Austrian energy suppliers seek 880k smart meter end points


Tender deadline: 8 July, 2015

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Smart meter tender: Austria plans to install 5.41 million smart meters by 2020

In Europe, an Austrian consortium of energy suppliers has issued a tender for approximately 880,000 end points.

Energy provider Energienetze Steiermark has teamed with Energie Graz and Feistritzwerke Steweag in a bid to ensure a smooth implementation of smart meters in the Austrian city of Graz and its surrounding areas.

Bidding companies are asked to draw up their tender documents in German.

The contact at Energienetze Steiermark is Mag Herbert Kürzl (herbert.kuerzl@e-steiermark.com) and the deadline to request documents is 11 June, 2015.

Smart meters in Austria

In the past six months, Austria has seen a flurry of deals in the smart meter and smart grid space as the country moves towards a mandatory large-scale rollout of smart meters by 2020 in line with the European Union’s targets to reduce carbon emissions and electricity consumption.

In February 2015, Telekom Austria announced a partnership with billing and utility software company Bsf IT-Solutions in a bid to deliver a turnkey smart metering system for 23 grid operators.

Telekom Austria, which began working on Austria’s first smart metering rollout in 2013, works with a coalition of vendors to deliver on deployments.

Meanwhile in March 2015, the country’s largest multi-energy provider EVN announced it is the newest member of the European Network for Cyber Security (ENCS).

EVN and ENCS will work together to establish a new set of smart meter security requirements to strengthen the company’s security strategy and set a foundation for future utility deployments, said an ENCS statement.

And late last month, Salzburg AG, a local multi-utility company for the city and state of Salzburg, has chosen Itron to expand upon its smart grid pilot project.

Itron will supply its Riva edge intelligence technology to enable adaptive communications technology and computing abilities for the utility’s meters and other electric grid devices at the edge of the network.

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