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Wiener Netze rolls out 1.6m smart meters in Vienna

Steve Rogerson
July 10, 2018
European energy distribution company Wiener Netze is going to rollout 1.6 million smart meters in Vienna and its surroundings jointly with Siemens as the prime contractor supported by a consortium and technology partners.
Following a Europe-wide multi-level public tender for the implementation of smart meters, Wiener Netze accepted the bid submitted by Siemens and Iskraemeco. Tieto is a contributor.
The consortium will provide both the required IT, transmission technology and meters, as well as logistics services, testing and operational management for the rollout.
Siemens selected Tieto to provide software for planning the rollout and the mobile solution. The Tieto Smart Utility system lets Siemens manage a fully digitalised flow from planning to installation of smart meters with a high degree of automation and security thus fulfilling the quality standards set by Wiener Netze and the Austrian regulator.
"Our market analyses have shown that Tieto is the most suitable partner to join us in this exciting project," said Heinrich Kirchauer, head of applications at Siemens Austria. “Tieto's many years of experience and expertise in smart meter rollout projects in Scandinavia were the decisive factors for us to implement this complex and challenging project together successfully.”
Tieto Smart Utility is modular software designed for energy retail, distribution and multi-utility companies. The system addresses the requirements stemming from present and forthcoming regulation of electricity markets.
"The current demands on smart metering and the associated regulatory requirements present the energy companies in Austria with major challenges, but also chances," said Olof Ferenius, head of energy industry at Tieto. “Our greatest strength lies in our industry knowledge based on experience and our self-conception as a one-stop service provider for efficient planning and future-proof implementation.”
Finland-based Tieto aims to capture the opportunities of the data-driven world and turn them into lifelong value for people, business and society.