Landis+Gyr secures major contract with partner EDF to deliver 650,000 SMETS2 Meters
London – 25 January, 2021 – Landis+Gyr (LAND.SW), a leading global provider of integrated energy management solutions, today announced that it has secured an additional major contract through its partnership with EDF. The agreement builds on the existing relationship between the two companies, and will see Landis+Gyr provide a further 650,000 SMETS2 gas and electricity meters by June 2025, following the initial order of 500,000 meters.
As one of the UK’s largest energy suppliers with approximately 5 million accounts, EDF has played an integral role in the nationwide deployment of smart meters.
Since installing the UK’s first SMETS2 meter in 2018, Landis+Gyr has partnered with most of the UK’s Large Energy Suppliers to provide a range of tailored solutions to support these companies in their rollout of smart technology. It has also worked with smaller businesses and independent suppliers to open up the SMETS2 market to more providers through innovative new contract models.
The SMETS2 rollout is paving the way for a smart grid and intelligent power distribution system which will fundamentally transform the way the power grid operates, supporting the systematic decarbonisation of the UK economy. A smarter grid will radically transform UK electricity infrastructure, helping to facilitate the deployment of more renewable energy resources to the grid, including offshore wind.
Additionally, as individuals and businesses look to the possibility of a truly Green Recovery, smart meters provide an immediate and affordable solution that can truly make a positive economic and environmental difference to residential and commercial properties alike.
Christopher Dalley, Back Office, Asset & Revenue Operations Director at EDF said: “Landis+Gyr’s expertise has meant that we can implement the best possible technology for our customers, and we are really pleased to continue our work with them over the coming years. This is essential for meeting our smart meter rollout targets and reducing customer emissions, as well as transitioning to a smarter, more intelligent power system, all helping towards Britain’s Net Zero targets.”
Simon Egan, Managing Director UK, Ireland and Netherlands at Landis+Gyr commented:
“Following a series of contract wins and new partnerships with a range of leading energy businesses in 2020, we are pleased to announce another major extension with such a valued customer. Landis+Gyr has a long and successful history of working with EDF, as well as other large-scale suppliers enabling the UK in its nationwide effort to reach the SMETS2 deployment target in 2025. We have now secured contracts to deliver a substantial proportion of the 53 million meters that are needed to make the Government’s roll out ambitions a reality.”
Landis+Gyr is a leading global provider of integrated energy management solutions for the utility sector. Offering one of the broadest portfolios, we deliver innovative and flexible solutions to help utilities solve their complex challenges in Smart Metering, Grid Edge Intelligence and Smart Infrastructure. With sales of USD 1.7 billion in FY 2019, Landis+Gyr employs approximately 5,500 people in over 30 countries across five continents, with the sole mission of helping the world manage energy better.More information is available at www.landisgyr.eu.
EDF is helping Britain achieve Net Zero by leading the transition to a cleaner, low emission electric future and tackling climate change. We are Britain’s biggest generator of zero carbon electricity, meeting around one-fifth of the country’s demand and supplying millions of customers with electricity and gas.
With around 5 million accounts, EDF is one of the largest suppliers to British homes and businesses and a leading supplier of innovative energy solutions that are helping businesses become more energy independent. All of our home and small business customers get energy tariffs backed by zero carbon electricity as standard.
We generate low carbon electricity from eight nuclear power stations, more than thirty onshore wind farms and two offshore wind farms, and operate one of Britain’s biggest battery storage units, one gas and one coal power station, thousands of EV charge-points, and combined heat and power plants. Wind, nuclear and solar all produce electricity that is zero carbon at the point of generation and have similar emissions over the build, run and retire lifecycles.
EDF is leading the UK's nuclear renaissance with the construction of a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point C, and is leading the development of plans for a replica at Sizewell C in Suffolk. Hinkley Point C and Sizewell C will provide low carbon electricity to meet 14% of UK demand and power around 12 million homes.
EDF is one of the UK’s largest investors in renewables, with 1GW of renewable generation in operation and over 4GW in construction, planning and development across a range of technologies including onshore and offshore wind, solar and battery storage. We are constructing our largest offshore wind farm in Britain – the 450 MW Neart na Gaoithe project in Scotland which will be ready in 2023.
Our energy services business, Imtech, is one of the largest technical service providers in the UK and Ireland.
EDF is part of EDF Group, the world’s biggest electricity generator. In the UK we employ around 13,000 people.
Oliver Williams (on behalf of Landis+Gyr)
EDF Media Team