Vattenfall creates central Europe’s largest GPRS-based meter data reading system

Vattenfall, Poland, first signed a contract with Landis+Gyr in 2006 to deploy its Gridstream Converge system. Following the successful implementation of the system, Landis+Gyr has deployed more than 5,000 Industrial and Commercial meters for remote service. Most of the meters are read using GPRS technology via Landis+Gyr’s flexible communications modules integrated into the meters. In addition, special user interfaces were created for fast and secure data export to Vattenfall’s billing system. 

The new contract is an extension of the existing contract and includes the same energy management solution. Speaking about the contract, Marek Kleszczewski, Distribution System Operator Director, Vattenfall Distribution Poland S.A., said: “Landis+Gyr’s Gridstream Converge system has become a strategic system for our data acquisition processes and allows us to efficiently measure energy data.”

“We have been working closely with Vattenfall in Poland to provide them with a best-in-class solution customised to their unique needs. Together, our strong cooperation and commitment to energy efficiency has helped us deploy an integrated system to manage energy better,” said Andrzej Szymanski, CEO Landis+Gyr Poland.

Another company in the Vattenfall Group, Vattenfall Heat, has also deployed the Gridstream Converge system for its cogeneration plant in Poland’s capital city, Warsaw, demonstrating the smooth interrelation of the system’s parts for the Group’s various divisions.

Separately, Landis+Gyr recently announced that it signed a contract with ENERGA, one of Poland’s largest utilities, to provide its industrial and commercial acquisition system licensed for 10, 000 metering points. The deal represented a major success for Landis+Gyr Poland which has recently been expanding its presence in the country.

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.

About Vattenfall
Vattenfall generates, distributes and sells heat and electricity in Poland. With a total market share of 7 per cent, Vattenfall is the largest foreign investor in the Polish energy market. In November 2008 Vattenfall subscribed for 18.7% of the Polish energy company, ENEA S.A. The company is one of four state-owned energy companies, with 2.3 million customers and representing 8% of the country's total energy production.

For more information please contact:
Michael Probst, Landis+Gyr EMEA, +41 41 935 6607,