Energy management solutions company Landis+Gyr has secured a major contract with EDF for smart meters.
It will see an additional 650,000 SMETS2 gas and electricity meters provided by Landis+Gyr, in addition to the supplier's initial order of 500,000. The agreement will aid EDF in rolling out the technology to ensure the transition to a smart grid and intelligent power distribution system.
Simon Egan, managing director UK, Ireland and Netherlands at Landis+Gyr, said they were pleased to announce the major extension after a series of contract wins in 2020.
“Landis+Gyr has a long and successful history of working with EDF, as well as other large-scale suppliers enabling the UK in its nationwide effort to reach the SMETS2 deployment target in 2025.
"We have now secured contracts to deliver a substantial proportion of the 53 million meters that are needed to make the government’s rollout ambitions a reality.”
There are more than six million SMETS2 meters installed in the UK according to the DCC. Despite challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, installation numbers have largely rebounded it stated.
The government extended the obligation for suppliers to take All Reasonable Steps to install smart meters to July 2021 in light of the upheaval the pandemic has caused.
Landis+Gyr installed the first SMETS2 meter back in 2018, and its this experience and “expertise” that lead EDF to extend its contract, explained Christopher Dalley, back office, asset & revenue operations director at EDF.
“This is essential for meeting our smart meter rollout targets and reducing customer emissions, as well as transitioning to a smarter, more intelligent power system, all helping towards Britain’s net zero targets.”