Israel Electric orders Landis+Gyr smart meters

  • July 25, 2023
  • Steve Rogerson

Israel Electric has ordered more than half a million smart meters from Landis+Gyr.

The utility is proceeding with the rollout of smart meters and has chosen to partner with Swiss firm Landis+Gyr for smart electricity meters, software and services to meet future needs and regulations.

As part of the tender, Landis+Gyr will deliver 565,600 residential smart electricity meters, a quantity that can be extended by Israel Electric via multiple options to 4.2 million units. Forty per cent of these are allocated to a third-party meter supplier acting as subcontractor to Landis+Gyr as required by the tender rules.

Landis+Gyr will also provide the head-end system and a set of services for the maintenance of the existing meter data management system and related applications.

At the contract signing ceremony last month in Tel Aviv, Israel Electric said it saw this smart metering project as a cornerstone for the establishment of Israel’s smart grid.

With Landis+Gyr, Israel Electric is embarking on a nationwide rollout that is expected to run until 2028. The utility expects to achieve a high level of integration and interoperability across its extended AMI systems and harvest AMI data to extract process efficiencies, improve quality of supply, enhance AMI security, boost customer experience and introduce services.

“We are thrilled to be selected as partner for this extensive project in Israel’s journey towards decarbonisation and look forward to working together with Israel Electric to upgrade their infrastructure with our state-of-the-art metering and energy management,” said Bodo Zeug, executive vice president at Landis+Gyr.

Smart metering use cases will be upgraded to meet future needs by replacing the existing meters with new, efficient and intelligent devices across residential, commercial and industrial areas.

“Our smart metering embodies the latest innovation in hardware, software, connectivity and security thus enabling digital actions for more effective distribution network operations and reduction of CO2 emissions,” said Vincenzo Annunziata from Landis+Gyr. “We are delighted to be accompanying Israel Electric in this digitalisation journey and would like to thank Israel Electric for selecting Landis+Gyr as their strategic partner for this important project.”

Landis+Gyr provides integrated energy management. It measures and analyses energy use to generate analytics for smart grid and infrastructure management, helping utilities and consumers reduce energy consumption. With sales of $1.7bn in 2022, Landis+Gyr employs around 7800 people across five continents.