Finnish utility expands smart metering with Landis+Gyr AMM solution

Based on the Finnish government regulation, 80 percent of electricity meters should be remotely read by the end of 2013. Järvi-Suomen Energia has decided to implement an Advanced Metering Management (AMM) solution to all of its 100, 000 customers in order to gain the best possible AMM benefits.

“Landis+Gyr was able to offer us an extensive solution package, which corresponded best to all our requirements. We will now continue our good cooperation together. A long term contract brings benefits to both end customers and utility processes,” says Arto Pajunen, CEO, Järvi-Suomen Energia Oy. “Finnish company Suur-Savon Sähkötyö will install the meters, while Landis+Gyr is in charge of the management of mass installations,” Pajunen continues.

AMM solution delivery and meter reading service
AMM solution and project management is carried out by Landis+Gyr. Gridstream AIM system implementation, training, and the integration of customer data and energy data management control systems will be carried out by Landis+Gyr and its partner companies. Landis+Gyr‘s Gridstream solution also offers Järvi-Suomen Energia a meter reading service. This provides hourly metering data to the utility’s data management system once a day.

Advanced smart meters
In addition to reading service and system delivery, the contract also includes Landis+Gyr’s E450 multi-energy meters. The advanced smart meter offers flexibility to Järvi-Suomen Energia Oy: it uses open and interoperable standards for communication technology and is configured for flexible smart metering, multi-energy metering, and personal energy management. In addition, features and functions can be upgraded in the future through remote software upgrades.

Communication to the Gridstream AIM system is carried out using GPRS and PLC connection. Integration to the utility’s Customer Management System is facilitated by the use of Landis+Gyr’s AIMIA integration tool. AIMIA enables seamless data flow to the utility’s data management systems, resulting in accurate, consumption-based billing and efficient reporting.

“The build-up stage of AMM implementations in Finland is now gaining full speed. The government regulation reached its final form in spring 2009 and utilities are beginning preparations to meet the requirements of covering 80 percent of households with smart meters by the end of 2013,”  says Ari Tolonen, CEO at Landis+Gyr Finland.

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 Company 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.

Järvi-Suomen Energia Oy
Järvi-Suomen Energia is part of Suur-Savon Sähkö. Suur-Savon Sähkö is a utility operating in the Järvi-Suomi – area. Over 60 years it has attended to the procurement, production and distribution of energy in the area of east of Lake-Päijänne.Suur-Savon Sähkö is mainly owned by the municipalities (57 %). Other owners include communities and companies (31 %), congregations (5 %) and private people (7 %). Suur-Savon Sähkö employs over 260 professionals. Majority of the personnel works in the field of energy production and building and maintaining the district heat network.

For more information please contact:

Landis+Gyr Oy
Rauno Leinonen, Sales Director : +358 40 5666 763,

Järvi-Suomen Energia Oy
Arto Pajunen, CEO; +358 40 546 2746