Swiss smart meter company Landis+Gyr recently acquired by Japanese giant Toshiba has received a major contract today from one of North America’s largest utilities, Hydro-Quebec.
The CAN$350 million deal will see Hydro-Quebec install Landis+Gyr’s Gridstream™ radio-frequency two-way communications system to allow collection of usage, voltage and power quality data.
Ultimately, Hydro-Quebec will use the system to allow customers to monitor their energy consumption in real time.
Landis+Gyr will supply FOCUS AX meters for 80% of Hydro-Quebec’s 3.75 million meters, along with the data management system, and will also provide service and support.
Initially, Hydro-Quebec plans to install 30,000 smart meters in a pilot project in parts of Montreal, Boucherville and Magog later this year. The rest of the smart meters will be installed between 2012 and 2017.
The smart meter deployment is the largest one to date in Canada and one of the largest in North America.
For further information:
Swiss smart meter firm Landis+Gyr acquired by Toshiba (19-May)
NEC and Enel join forces on smart grid technologies (21-Apr)
31 May 2011