Sagemcom Delivers 1st Multi-Energy Solution for Luxembourg’s Smart Metering Roll-Out
RUEIL MALMAISON, France, July 22, 2015 / PRNewswire — THE GAS AND ELECTRICITY DSO’S and Luxmetering G.I.E awarded a consortium led by Sagemcom for the DELIVERY of an electricity and natural gas smart metering system with 400.000 collection points in Luxembourg.
Sagemcom will supply entire 305 000 electricity meters, data concentrators. The central system is shared between Sagemcom and Atos Worldgrid which realise the end to end integration.
The solution provided by Sagemcom will use the electricity meter as an inhouse concentrator for the data collection of the gas meters using M-bus OMS 4.0.2. All data collected by the electric smart meter will be transported to the data-concentrator thanks to the ITU G3-PLC protocol. For isolated areas, electric smart meters will transport data by mobile infrastructure.
In addition, a key differentiator of this enhanced innovative solution is the end to end security based on DLMS security Suite 1.
“The awarding of these contracts is a major step for Luxmetering and the seven gas and electricity DSO’s in Luxembourg and kicks off the industrial stage of the Smart Metering program for Luxembourg. The gas and electricity smart meters deployed all over the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg will promote the active participation of the energy consumers and contribute to the energy efficiency targets set by the Luxemburgish Government compliant to the EU energy efficiency directive. The smart metering system is based on the communication of the electricity and gas data to a common central system, shared by all DSO’s, which will also welcome at a later stage data from water and district heat smart meters,” said Paul Hoffmann, CEO Luxmetering G.I.E.
“The DSO’s and Luxmetering gave their confidence to Sagemcom for the entire communication chain and the System: it rewards the strategic choices we’ve made over the past years, which allow us today to be the main solution provider on the entire communication smart multi-energy meter chain. Moreover, this project is a significant step forward in terms of security enhancement. We are proud of this success that will actively participate to the deployment of this type of solution,” said Eric Rieul, Deputy CEO of Sagemcom Energy & Telecom.
Based in Rueil Malmaison, Sagemcom, owned by its employees at 30%, is a French company that designs and manufactures communicating terminals especially in the Energy and Telecom areas. Every day, 250 dedicated people located in Rueil-Malmaison (head office of Sagemcom) contribute to the research, the development, the design and the marketing of meters, data concentrators and software for the management of electricity, gas, and water.
A French high-tech group of international dimensions, Sagemcom operates on the broadband (digital home, set-top boxes, Internet routers, telephony and multimedia terminals), smart city (smart meter, smart grid, smart infra, smart sites and smart services), and Internet of Things markets.
With revenue of around 1.3 billion euros, Sagemcom employs 4200 people on five continents and ships every year more than 23 million terminals. Sagemcom aims to remain a world leader in communicating terminals with high added value.
Sagemcom has provided support for its clients for the last 25 years by preparing and implementing their energy management projects, and by deploying secure and sustainable metering solutions, from meters to information systems
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About Luxmetering G.I.E
An economic interest group founded in 2012 by the seven electricity and gas Distribution System Operators (DSO’s) in Luxembourg. Its mission covers the definition of the technical specifications of the smart meter system (central system and field equipment) , the coordination of the Smart Metering implementation projects, and the daily management of the central system in collaboration with the DSO’s.