Laying the foundation for the smart grid and the smart community
As the global leader in integrated energy management solutions, we at Landis+Gyr believe that the introduction of smart metering and the development of smart grids is more than just an energy policy development or a phenomenon particular to the energy industry. Rather, it is a larger trend toward a digitalized society.
Now is the time to think about smart metering and smart grids as the building blocks for smart communities – a comprehensive system in which new communities are able to maintain and increase the level of comfort enjoyed while significantly cutting energy consumption. With this concept, power generation infrastructure, (conventional, renewable and micro) is combined with ICT networks and systems, social infrastructure as well as home energy management and smart appliances to create an energy efficient, secure and healthy mobile community.
The large-scale deployment of smart meters is the keystone in these developments and in the evolution of the smart grid. These intelligent distribution networks are a necessity to take further steps towards a sustainable future — to include the integration of energy from renewable sources on a meaningful scale. Landis+Gyr has developed a solution to facilitate the transition process for their customers: the Gridstream suite. Gridstream allows network operators and suppliers to become part of the information society by integrating smart metering into a larger ICT framework. The output is a digitalized, multi-directional energy supply and communications systems.
We are convinced that smart metering provides the foundation for more fundamental changes in the way in which modern societies manage energy.