Energy efficiency in a regulated market: Austria’s G3-PLC smart meter rollout

Join our experts as we discuss Netz Burgenland - one of the first Austrian distribution system operators to commit to a full-scale G3 PLC smart metering solution rollout.

Recorded: 21 Jun 2017

Webinar Overview

How do you implement national regulation and secure your grid edge investments?

Austrian legislature mandates 95% of households to be equipped with smart meters by the end of 2019 to meet the European Union’s energy efficiency targets.

Building a digital infrastructure, however, requires significant investments on the utilities’ part. Given the long-term nature of the project, utilities expect to realise the full potential of their smart energy solution at the lowest total cost of ownership.

Netz Burgenland is one of the first Austrian distribution system operators to commit to a full-scale smart meter rollout.

In this live webinar, Landis+Gyr’s experts discuss the roadmap and the Gridstream AMI solution deployed by Netz Burgenland to improve its grid visibility and leverage actionable data for better planning and consumer engagement.

Join the webinar to find out:

  • How to integrate a complete interoperable solution in utility’s IT system and to manage collaboration of technology providers
  • How to build a future-proof G3-PLC communication network
  • How to protect your network and consumer privacy by securing every entry point to your AMI solution
  • How Austrian consumers are enabled to optimise their energy consumption and save electricity costs
  • And what it means for the utility to rollout meters in mass volumes

By 2019, around 200,000 smart meters will be installed in Austrian households. And just as in the case of Netz Burgenland, a smart meter rollout is one of the first critical steps in laying the foundation for the digital grid infrastructure that would change the face of the current energy sector.

About your speakers

Stephan Krähenbühl
Stephan is Head of the Customer Project Management Office at Landis+Gyr EMEA responsible for planning, implementation and management of change projects. His current job scope covers three main customer project portfolios across more than 30 actively running projects in the EMEA region. He has over 11 years of overall project management experience, and 8 years of technical project management in international customer programs across the entire project lifecycle.

Stephan holds degrees in electrical engineering and project management, and his technical expertise extends to smart metering devices, communication networks, software systems, and solution security. He’s been a customer project manager in the Netz Burgenland case for two years since February 2015, heading a cross-functional team delivering products from four development and production sites.

Teemu Kijärvi
Teemu works as a Product Manager for the Landis+Gyr Head End System in the EMEA region. In his role, he is actively driving customer product requirements and integration discussions with key customers and partners. Teemu is also responsible for defining the future product strategy and requirements.

Teemu has extensive product management and product marketing experience and he has held senior positions both in Software and Telecom industry in several locations accross EMEA. In the Netz Bürgenland project, he is actively participating in the solution design and delivery together with the Landis+Gyr project team and the utility customer.