Finnish utility expands smart metering system with turnkey implementation

Järvi-Suomen Energia Oy started the AMM cooperation with Landis+Gyr in 2005 and is now extending its current AMM solution to cover the whole Savonlinna city area. This enables the remote reading of electricity consumption data.

Järvi-Suomen Energia decided on turnkey implementation leaving hardware installation, AMM system implementation, training, and the integration of customer data and energy data management control systems to Landis+Gyr.

The objective is to achieve reliable and quick deployment with low cost and minimum investment from the utility. “Turn Key delivery is ideal for us as we don’t have sufficient resources to implement the project. We trust Landis+Gyr’s expertise as they have extensive experience in similar projects,” says Ari Kuosmanen, Network Manager at Järvi-Suomen Energia.

The integration to the utility’s Customer Management System is facilitated by the use of the AIMIA integration tool. AIMIA enables seamless data flow to the utility’s data management systems, resulting in accurate, consumption-based billing and efficient reporting. “We obtain versatile metering data, which can be utilised in several fields, such as network planning,” says Kuosmanen.

Järvi-Suomen Energia has also invested in a new energy data management system that offers consumers an internet-based application for monitoring personal energy consumption.

The solution consists of Landis+Gyr AIM system updates and multi-energy meters. Communication to the system is carried out using GPRS and PLC connection.

Deployment will be finalised during 2009.

For further information please contact:

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

Järvi-Suomen Energia Oy
Ari Kuosmanen, Network Manager; +358 40 574 4795

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.