EDF calls Landis+Gyr for more smart meters

  • February 1, 2021
  • Steve Rogerson

Swiss energy company Landis+Gyr will supply EDF with a further 650,000 smart gas and electricity meters by June 2025, following the initial order of 500,000 meters for its UK rollout.

As one of the UK’s largest energy suppliers with approximately five million accounts, French giant EDF has played an integral role in the UK deployment of smart meters.

“Landis+Gyr’s expertise has meant that we can implement the best possible technology for our customers, and we are really pleased to continue our work with them over the coming years,” said Christopher Dalley, operations director at EDF. “This is essential for meeting our smart meter rollout targets and reducing customer emissions, as well as transitioning to a smarter, more intelligent power system, all helping towards Britain’s Net Zero targets.”

Since installing the UK’s first Smet S2 meter in 2018, Landis+Gyr has partnered with most of the UK’s large energy suppliers to support these companies in their rollout of smart technology. It has also worked with smaller businesses and independent suppliers to open up the market to more providers through innovative contract models.

The rollout is paving the way for a smart grid and intelligent power distribution system, which will transform the way the power grid operates, supporting the systematic decarbonisation of the UK economy. A smarter grid could transform electricity infrastructure, helping to facilitate the deployment of more renewable energy resources to the grid, including offshore wind.

Additionally, as individuals and businesses look to the possibility of a green recovery, smart meters provide an immediate and affordable way to make a positive economic and environmental difference to residential and commercial properties.

“Following a series of contract wins and new partnerships with a range of leading energy businesses in 2020, we are pleased to announce another major extension with such a valued customer,” said Simon Egan, managing director for UK, Ireland and Netherlands at Landis+Gyr. “Landis+Gyr has a long and successful history of working with EDF, as well as other large-scale suppliers enabling the UK in its nationwide effort to reach the Smet S2 deployment target in 2025. We have now secured contracts to deliver a substantial proportion of the 53 million meters that are needed to make the government’s roll out ambitions a reality.”

Landis+Gyr provides integrated energy management for the utility sector. With sales of US$1.7bn in 2019, Landis+Gyr employs approximately 5500 people in over 30 countries across five continents.

EDF is Britain’s biggest generator of zero carbon electricity, meeting around one-fifth of the country’s demand and supplying millions of customers with electricity and gas.