Landis+Gyr Teams with EnBW on Smart Meter Solutions
February 14, 2013
Taking advantage of the new regulatory policies for smart meters, Energie Baden-Württemberg (EnBW) has partnered with Landis+Gyr to promote Germany’s energy transition by developing smart meter solutions for the future energy market. The companies announced their collaboration at the 13th E-world Energy & Water Trade Fair, in Essen, Germany.
Dr. Dirk Mausbeck, a member of EnBW’s Board of Management, notes, “The use of smart meters holds enormous potential for the energy transition. There are great challenges associated with smart meters, which form the basis for the increasing digitalization of the energy industry. In Landis+Gyr, we’ve found an experienced, competent partner with the necessary expertise to meet the requirements of these systems.”
Landis+Gyr reports it plans to “continue expanding its range of services for power grid operators and energy suppliers in the future. As a service provider for energy solutions, the company offers everything from deployment to full operation of intelligent metering systems.”
EnBW is also cooperating more with municipal utilities as well as preparing new offers for consumers and promoting the expansion of smart grids and smart markets.
Landis+Gyr Germany chief executive officer Dr. Peter Heuell adds: “Landis+Gyr and EnBW are two powerful partners working together toward a common goal. We want to seize the opportunities of the energy transition, together. We’re faster and more efficient together.”
Heuell also explains that the requirements of the Energy Act, the new BSI protection profile, the technical directive, and the forum network technology/network operation specifications make joining forces especially advantageous.
In addition, Landis+Gyr believes “the German federal government’s cost-benefit analysis on smart metering will lead to an increase in the number of mandatory installations. This would then increase the pressure on the industrial sector to offer marketable and legally compliant solutions.”
Landis+Gyr provides integrated energy management products tailored to energy company needs and delivers end-to-end advanced metering solutions paving the way for the next generation of smart grid. For more information, visit landisgyr.com