Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Landis+Gyr Smart Grid in North America

William Payne
March 1, 2018

Swiss smart metering and energy software firm Landis+Gyr has reported that it has won 46 contracts for smart grid technology and services in North America.

The contracts represent a wide variety of market offerings, including more than 350,000 metering endpoints, along with distribution automation and load management devices, software, and smart grid services. 

Utilities such as Wyrulec Company in Wyoming and Pioneer Electric in Alabama signed contracts to replace legacy advanced metering technology with Landis+Gyr's RF Mesh platform. Seattle City Light deployed advanced grid analytics to improve asset monitoring and reliability.

Activity in the public power sector mirrors the growth in grid modernisation projects at investor-owned utilities in North America. Landis+Gyr reported expansion of smart grid projects at Ameren and PPL, along with a new project at Tucson Electric Power. Meanwhile, the largest smart grid project in the world at TEPCO passed the halfway mark for endpoints deployed.

Landis+Gyr deploys an IoT platform, Gridstream Connect, designed to provide interoperability with intelligent metering, grid automation and consumer engagement devices. 

"As public power utilities plan for the future of grid automation, we're seeing increased interest in the technology that enables more communications flexibility and distributed intelligence," said Tim Weidenbach, Senior Vice President of Sales and Customer Operations at Landis+Gyr. "Landis+Gyr already has proven the versatility to scale deployments as large as 27 million endpoints, as we are doing in Japan, while efficiently meeting the requirements of utilities of any size."