Odense Energi (DK) continues advanced metering rollout with Landis+Gyr

Managing Director Bent Agerholm, Odense Energi, says: “The whole delivery process of the first advanced meters to our customers met our expectations. We look forward to continuing the constructive cooperation with LGE”.

According to Bent Agerholm, advanced meters are a natural part of a modern distribution network in a market-based electricity system with a high level of persistent energy. ”The European energy policy in the future means an increasing need for a price-elastic market, and this creates a demand for advanced meters,” he says.

The entire investment of Odense Energi on advanced metering was originally based on a careful analysis of costs and benefits. Odense Energi found it important to improve both customer service and network management in order to be prepared for the future competition in the market.

In this turnkey project, LGE has gained plenty of local project experience for the future. Bo Anker Hansen, Sales Manager at LGE, says:
“This contract is of great importance for us. It underlines the fact that Odense Energi has been satisfied with our solution, the delivery and the implementation of the first 30,000 metering points. It shows that we are capable of handling large turnkey projects.”

The implementation of the turnkey solution will be completed in 2009, when all 72,000 of Odense Energi’s customers will have an advanced meter. The communication media is mainly low voltage power line, which, in this case, in terms of cost efficiency and reliability, has proven to be the optimal technology.

For further information, please contact:
CEO, Bent Agerholm, Odense Energi, +45 6543 2100
Network Manager Claus Rasmussen, Odense Energi Net A/S +45 6543 2100
Michael Soerensen, managing director of Landis+Gyr Enermet Denmark, +45 29 60 4880