Landis+Gyr, the global leader in smart metering and smart grid solutions, has announced it's taking the first steps in a joint program with Trustpower to transition the multi-utility's nationwide electricity customer base to Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI).
Through Landis+Gyr's fully operational and independent subsidiary, intelliHUB, the New Zealand deployment will deliver advanced metering services that include metering and operating services, at no additional cost to Trustpower's customers.
While early stages of the joint programme will focus on harnessing the power of data to assist Trustpower in managing the amount and cost of the energy their customers consume, over time, AMI will enable Trustpower to integrate multiple technology solutions by leveraging a shared communications and data management platform.
intelliHUB provides end-to-end smart metering, as a service, to utility customers. Focusing on services packages tailored specifically to the individual utility's needs, these solutions can include applications and software, communication, network management and metering devices.
intelliHUB CEO, Peter Birk, said the company's innovation roadmap is focused on enabling utilities to provide their customers with proactive energy management and control.
"By addressing new and emerging opportunities such as consumer and grid analytics, smart load control, prepay and smart cities, and offering it as a service to utilities via intelliHUB, we're helping them ensure that they, and their customers, have access to the latest technology today and long into the future," he added.
"The transition to AMI is a natural progression for Trustpower and our customers. We're excited to be working with Landis+Gyr to bring their innovation, technology and service model to the New Zealand market - ultimately, this capability will mean we will be able to offer our customers the best in digital meter services and scale up innovation rapidly on demand," said Trustpower GM Business Solutions & Technology, Simon Clarke.
Landis+Gyr is the leading global provider of integrated energy management solutions for the utility sector. Offering one of the broadest portfolios of products and services to address complex industry challenges, the company delivers comprehensive solutions for the foundation of a smarter grid, including smart metering, distribution network sensing and automation tools, load control, analytics and energy storage. Landis+Gyr operates in over 30 countries across five continents. With sales of approximately USD 1.7 billion, the company employs c. 6,000 people with the sole mission of helping the world manage energy better. More information is available at www.landisgyr.com.
Trustpower Limited is an NZX listed company based in Tauranga, New Zealand. It is a multi-utility retailer of electricity, gas and telecommunications and provides services to customers and businesses throughout New Zealand. Trustpower is also a generator of renewable energy and owns 38 hydro power stations in New Zealand and 3 hydro power stations Australia. More information is available at www.trustpower.co.nz
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