Landis+Gyr recently announced that it is supplying advanced meters for the Australian Government’s Smart Grid, Smart City project.
Mr. Steve Jeston, CEO of Landis+Gyr Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia, said his company is proud to be selected as a technology partner for the trial.
“The meters provide consumers with capacity for real-time metering and management of their energy use,” he said, “we are very pleased to partner with Ausgrid in realising the potential of developing a smarter energy grid.”
“The fact that this smart meter has been developed by our local team in Australia makes us all the more proud,” Mr. Jeston added.
The Smart Grid, Smart City trial is a $100 million Australian Government-funded project that will demonstrate smart grid concepts on a commercial scale. This trial may change the way power is used and supplied and will help keep Australia at the forefront of new energy technology developments.
The technology trials will take place in Newcastle, Scone, Newington, Ku-ring-gai, and Sydney CBD areas. Landis+Gyr is providing meters to 26,000 homes involved in the trial. Ausgrid has commenced deployment of Landis+Gyr E350 U series smart meters, which are designed and developed at Landis+Gyr’s Centre of Excellence in Sydney. The smart meters will connect to several different customer feedback technologies to be tested, including websites and in-home displays.
The demonstration project gathers information about the benefits and costs of different smart grid technologies in an Australian setting. Smart grids provide instant information about the electricity network, to make it more efficient and help reduce interruptions, support more renewable energy and give households greater control over their energy.