Landis+Gyr wins Belgian smart meter contract

  • August 10, 2021
  • Steve Rogerson

Landis+Gyr is to supply 2.5 million E360 residential smart electricity meters and a million residential smart gas meters to energy companies in Belgium.

The contracts came from Belgian Fluvius, which acts as a central purchasing agent for the country’s main energy distribution companies Resa and Ores in Wallonia, and Sibelga in Brussels.

This award constitutes an allocation of 50% of the tendered smart meter volume with installations starting in 2023. Landis+Gyr will also provide 15 years of metering-as-a-service as well as IoT connectivity. The terms of the agreement are yet to be finalised.

Fluvius completed the framework contract award procedure for the supply of new types of intelligent electricity and gas meters and related services, namely metering and IoT connectivity as a service. Swiss firm Landis+Gyr’s technology enables meter readings and control of the meters with the relevant network operators.

The period during which smart energy meters can be purchased will run until 2034 and offers Fluvius the opportunity to purchase additional meter types and data services in the future.

“A swift and professional roll-out of smart meters in Belgium will be key in our country’s long term energy transition strategy,” said Raf Bellers, supply chain director at Fluvius. “The smart meters are crucial tools for citizens, companies, governments and grid operators alike. We are glad that Landis+Gyr will become one of our two main partners in fulfilling this important task.”

Stephan Vandecasteele, regional manager at Landis+Gyr, added: “We are proud to continue our partnership with Fluvius, Resa, Ores and Sibelga, which we have built over several decades. With this new project, we will help them further upgrade their metering infrastructure and provide business relevant managed services. This cooperation supports Belgium’s energy transition efforts by empowering end consumers to gain detailed insights into their energy consumption and injection, while at the same time enabling utilities to operate more efficiently.”

Landis+Gyr provides integrated energy management products for the utility sector. With sales of $1.4bn in 2020, it employs more than 5000 people in over 30 countries across five continents.

Landis+Gyr has closed its acquisition of electric-vehicle infrastructure provider Etrel. It has registered the transfer of 75% of the shares of Slovenia-based Etrel for a mid-range double digit million Euro purchase price. The current management will continue to hold 25% in Etrel. Landis+Gyr has the option to acquire the remaining 25% of the shares in May 2024.