Landis+Gyr and Powel Partnership To Develop Smart Solutions

Landis+Gyr and Norway-based Powel have joined to develop solutions in the field of data management for smart metering.
Published: Tue 20 Jan 2015

Landis+Gyr, a leading provider of smart grid and smart metering solutions, and Powel, a Scandinavia-based provider of smart grid and smart metering software, are combining their expertise to develop high-quality smart metering solutions in Denmark, Norway and Sweden to start off with.

Northern Europe to get even smarter

The collaboration will see both companies contribute to the data collecting process. Specifically, Powel will provide the meter management and meter data management system (Powel ELIN) to read Landis+Gyr’s smart meters over the G3 PLC network and Landis+Gyr’s Gridstream® Head End System (HES). Communication is based on the IPV6 protocol in the entire system. [Engerati – The Intelligent Transition to Smart Grids.]

Since 1996, Powel has provided smart metering solutions for over 50 projects throughout Scandinavia, while Landis+Gyr is active in over 30 countries. Last May, Powel was chosen to be a part of Norway's largest smart metering platform. [Engerati – Norway’s Validér Chooses Powel for Smart Metering Plans.] In our webinar, The Inside Track to Norway’s Largest Smart Metering System, the relevant business models, technological challenges, the benefit of flexible and open solutions and other areas relating to this innovative project, are discussed by leading experts.

For both companies, starting this partnership means finding best end-to-end solutions as well as extending the amount of smart metering and smart grid projects throughout Northern Europe.

Meeting customers’ smart metering expectations

Gunnar Brennekasa, Managing Director Landis+Gyr Norway, says: “For Landis+Gyr Norway this agreement is of importance since both Powel and L+G have been in the Norwegian market for many years and are looking forward to further develop the market. It is for both companies’ joint customers also important to see that with this partnership, they are getting the most for their investment”

Through this partnership, Landis+Gyr and Powel can meet the high demands of their joint customers throughout Scandinavia, who are asking for solutions that enable intelligent data reading. Together, the companies are able to offer smart metering solutions at low costs, while technical security, regardless of the size of the roll out, can be guaranteed.

Hans Alesund, Country Manager Sweden, says: “For Landis+Gyr Sweden this agreement is important as our customers will be able to use their investment in meters on a broader perspective. It also shows Landis+Gyr's commitment to openness and standardization.”

Mats Ekelund, Managing Director of Powel Energy Management AB and responsible for the Smart Metering business within Powel, says: “For Powel in Scandinavia this partnership enables us to give customers advanced functionality and increased reliability using the Powel ELIN solution as a central system for meter data management.

Further reading

Engerati-Denmark’s lead in Smart Grid is strengthened with Smart Meter rollout

Engerati-Sweden’s Not-So-Smart Grid

Engerati-Smart Grid Gotland - Even Smarter