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Enexis and Sagemcom start Dutch smart meter rollout

Steve Rogerson
July 18, 2017

This month, Enexis Netbeheer started a large-scale rollout of smart electricity meters in the Netherlands using the Sagemcom ESMR5 technology with mobile LTE Cat One communications.
This rollout follows successful joint achievements between Enexis Netbeheer and Sagemcom including final system integration, field test period monitoring and LTE Cat One radio performance completeness proven by a third party accredited laboratory.
One and a half years after winning the contract, Sagemcom is delivering to Enexis Netbeheer its XS210 single phase meter and T210 three-phase meter.
Through the use of wireless MBus communications, the smart electricity meters are fully interoperable with all ESMR5 compliant smart gas meters. This combination of electricity and gas meters will offer real-time information on energy consumption to reduce energy usage and decrease energy costs for users.
“We are eager to speed up the roll out with Sagemcom ESMR5 smart electricity meters,” said Haico Hangx, programme manager at Enexis Netbeheer, “and we would like to highlight the quality of the partnership with Sagemcom, which has demonstrated its ability to collaborate with Enexis Netbeheer by designing, implementing and producing the smart electricity meters in full compliancy with ESMR5 specifications.”
Based in France, Sagemcom is 30% owned by its employees and designs and manufactures communications terminals in the energy, telecoms and broadband areas.
“Sagemcom is very proud to be a long term technology and industrial partner to Enexis,” said Jean-Philippe Sacriste, director of Sagemcom’s energy department. “It is also key for us to demonstrate one more time that by choosing Sagemcom our customers have the warranty to fulfil their ambition for smart metering roll out and grid management capabilities.”
Enexis is the regional network operator in the north, east and south of the Netherlands. It is responsible for the supply of energy to more than 2.7 million customers. Enexis has 4500 employees.
With revenue of around €1.5bn, Sagemcom employs 4000 people on five continents and ships every year more than 25 million terminals.