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HK Electric picks Landis + Gyr to deploy AMI

Steve Rogerson
April 7, 2020

Hongkong Electric has awarded Landis + Gyr a contract to deploy an advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) in support of Hong Kong's transformation into a smart city.
The contract includes the deployment of the Swiss company’s Gridstream platform comprising smart meters, communications infrastructure, head-end system and meter data management system over the next two years. Additionally, the contract provides an opportunity to help HK Electric optimise the value of its grid assets by leveraging grid analytics for selected use cases.
"We are proud to support HK Electric with their digital transformation through the adoption of AMI technology," said Steve Jeston, executive vice president at Landis + Gyr. “With our best-in-class experience in AMI and a strong Hong Kong based delivery team, we look forward to helping HK Electric to meet its future sustainable development goals.”
HK Electric is committed to protecting the environment and supporting sustainable development by progressively increasing the use of natural gas to generate electricity. In recent years, the utility has placed more emphasis on promoting innovation as an integral part of its corporate strategy through the adoption of new technology. Implementing smart metering offerings for its customers is one of the supporting initiatives to transform Hong Kong into a smart city.
"AMI is an important technology for HK Electric," said Raymond Choi, general manager at HK Electric. “Not only does it allow us to improve our customer services and enable our customers to better manage their electricity consumption, it also enhances our visibility into the grid for better monitoring and control, which moves us closer to a smart grid.”
Landis + Gyr provides integrated energy management products for the utility sector. With sales of US$1.8bn, it employs around 5600 people in more than 30 countries across five continents.
HK Electric has been powering Hong Kong for more than 125 years, providing an a electricity supply to more than 580,000 customers on Hong Kong and Lamma islands. It has maintained a supply reliability rating of more than 99.999% every year since 1997.