Landis+Gyr sign agreement with Jyväskylän Energia to automate their dis-trict heat metering

Metering automation will ensure that the billing of district heat will depend on actual energy usage. The invoice will contain real time feedback that will help consumers improve their energy efficiency and reduce their energy consumption.

”Thanks to a smoother metering and billing processes, the solution will bring us cost savings. The system will support customer service and enable optimisation of heat production and network control,” says Marjukka Nuutinen, District Heat Director, Jyväskylän Energia.

In accordance with the ten year agreement, Landis+Gyr will deliver consumption data from all district heat customers for up to 4,000 metering points in Jyväskylän Energia’s heat distribution network.

”The deciding factors in selecting the supplier were the total cost of the offered remote reading system and the quality of service as well as Landis+Gyr’s technical and financial resources and experience in similar projects,” comments Nuutinen.

The deal also includes the project installation as well as the required metering and communication equipment. The consumption data will be transferred from the district heat meters via the M-Bus interface to the GPRS multi energy communication unit and forwarded to the AMM system. The transition to the new technology will be carried out in stages within two years.

Additional information:
Jyväskylän Energia Oy, Marjukka Nuutinen, District Heat Director, tel. +358 50 554 7169
Landis+Gyr Oy, Rauno Leinonen, Sales Director, tel. +358 40 566 6763

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 Com-pany 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 30 countries across five continents, and employs over 5,000 people with the sole mission of helping the world manage energy better.

About Jyväskylän Energia
Jyväskylän Energia sells, distributes and produces electricity, district heat and water in Central Finland. In 2007, Jyväskylän Energia Group’s turnover was EUR 95 million. The company is owned by the City of Jyväskylä.