Landis+Gyr (LAND.SW), world supplier of power administration options, has introduced the introduction of the subsequent technology of sensible meters for electrical energy and gasoline within the UK.
Building on its longstanding presence within the UK metering market, Landis+Gyr has labored with British Gas to launch the primary of a brand new commonplace in sensible know-how. The first of the brand new mannequin UK sensible meters is now put in and stay in a British Gas buyer’s dwelling.
These sensible meters, a part of Landis+Gyr’s UK sensible metering household, are the primary to adjust to the Government’s floor breaking sensible power commonplace, SMETS2 (‘sensible metering gear technical specs 2’).
The first operational SMETS2 meter, put in in August at a semi-detached dwelling in Surbiton, might be a part of in depth client testing to tell the broader nationwide roll-out of the meters from 2018.
SMETS2 sensible meters will ship a variety of enhancements, together with:
Interoperability – these gadgets allow seamless switching between power suppliers by connecting with the Data Communications Company (DCC).
High safety – the brand new meters preserve and prolong the very best commonplace of safety for householder knowledge.
Renewable power assist – the brand new meters will facilitate the connection of all sorts of dwelling renewable and microgeneration know-how onto the grid, supporting a cleaner, greener UK.
At a nationwide degree, the brand new meters are set to kind the cornerstone of an improved nationwide power infrastructure, extra versatile, dependable and environment friendly than ever earlier than. The highly-detailed info they supply for the UK’s electrical energy community operators will assist to scale back the annual value of supporting the nation’s energy grid, and assist renewables integration. Critically, it should additionally allow the enlargement of electrical automobiles throughout the UK – a key a part of UK Government’s future transport technique and a significant step in making a clean-energy future.
Having chosen to find its gasoline and electrical energy sensible meter R&D amenities within the UK with a view to finest serve the highly-advanced UK sensible metering market, Landis+Gyr continues to assist the UK tech business and foster its progress. With the fast enlargement of sensible meters throughout continental Europe, the cutting-edge performance of its SMETS2 gadgets is anticipated to be built-in into most of the firm’s options throughout Europe, exporting UK expertise and experience.
Several UK power retailers together with British Gas are starting quantity SMETS2 pilot programmes, using the corporate’s SMETS2 answer this autumn. Landis+Gyr expects to ship greater than 20 million sensible gasoline and electrical energy meters for its UK prospects as a part of the nationwide rollout at the moment underway.
Catherine O’Kelly, Industry Development Director at British Gas, stated: “We’re proud to be the primary power provider within the UK to put in a SMETS2 meter in a buyer’s dwelling. It’s a very necessary milestone for our programme, coming scorching on the heels of our 4 millionth sensible meter set up just a few months in the past.”