SP AusNet selects Landis+Gyr for WiMAX Advanced Metering Infrastructure rollout

Landis+Gyr, the global leader in energy management and advanced metering technology, announced today that it has been selected to support SP AusNet’s rollout of Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) program.

Under this agreement, Landis+Gyr will provide smart meters required by SP AusNet for the initial rollout phase to meet the Victorian Government mandate.

Currently, this is the single largest order of WiMAX-ready smart meters in the world. Developed at Landis+Gyr’s Centre of Excellence based in Sydney, and manufactured locally, these smart meters have a patented design and are built to withstand Australia’s harsh conditions.

Landis+Gyr’s smart meters provide the opportunity for utilities to offer consumers a broad array of new pricing, demand response and energy automation options that enhance the efficiency and reliability of the electricity grid and deliver better environmental outcomes. Energy consumers will benefit from more information, expanded choices, and simplified management of their energy.

Steve Jeston, CEO, Landis+Gyr Australasia said “we are proud to be chosen by SP AusNet for all their current smart metering requirements. Landis+Gyr is pleased to partner with SP AusNet to deliver on the promise of a smarter grid, by providing our innovative smart meters. The fact that this product has been developed by our local team in Australia makes us all the more proud.”

About Landis+Gyr

Landis+Gyr is the leading provider of integrated energy management solutions tailored to energy company needs. With a global presence and a reputation for quality and innovation, Landis+Gyr is unique in its ability to deliver true end-to-end advanced metering solutions. Today, the Company offers the broadest portfolio of products and services in the electricity metering industry, and is paving the way for the next generation of smart grid. With annualized sales of more than US$1.25 billion, Landis+Gyr operates in over 30 countries across five continents, and employs over 5,000 people with the sole mission of helping the world manage energy better. More information at: www.landisgyr.com.

About SP AusNet

SP AusNet is one of Australia's largest publicly-listed energy delivery businesses. SP AusNet owns and operates an electricity distribution network in eastern and northern eastern Victoria, including outer eastern metro and outer northern metro Melbourne. SP AusNet’s electricity distribution network, which is 47,000 kilometres in length and spans an area of 80,000 square kilometres, delivers energy to more than 600,000 people across eastern and north eastern Victoria.

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