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Ericsson and Landis & Gyr partner on smart grid projects in Middle East

Steve Rogerson
February 4, 2015

Metering company Landis & Gyr and Ericsson have created a partnership to address the Middle East’s smart metering and smart grid transformation projects.The aim is to let utilities in the Middle East benefit from smart metering designed to create smart grid environments in cities across the region.
The joint effort is focused on assisting the region’s utilities, improving energy efficiency and increasing customer satisfaction by providing high service standards.
"Ericsson’s expertise complements our own, allowing us to expand our smart products and services into the Middle East, thereby empowering utility providers with our ever-evolving, future-proof services portfolio,” said Rajiv Sawhney, managing director for the Middle East at Switzerland-based Landis & Gyr.
Under the agreement, Swedish company Ericsson and Landis & Gyr will support utilities across the region with products that deliver data required to cultivate active relationships with end consumers. The objective is to create smart energy networks that can manage large amounts of data. As a result, opportunities for efficient grid and energy consumption management, as well as seamless integration of micro-generated, renewable energy sources, could be realised.
"Mobility and connectivity is driving the transformation to the networked society in the Middle East, and cities across the region are aware now – more than ever – of the importance of sustainability,” said Rafiah Ibrahim, president of Ericsson for the Middle East and East Africa. “In partnership with Landis & Gyr, we are able to deliver smart solutions to the energy sector, allowing utility companies to improve energy consumption and to use connectivity for sustainability."