E.ON steps up to big data metering with Ericsson
(ENP Newswire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) ENP Newswire - 18 April 2013
Release date- 17042013 - E.ON Elnat Sverige AB (E.ON), part of one of the largest private energy companies in the world, has chosen Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) to provide a hosted solution including consulting and systems integration services, harnessing big data and smart grid solutions for its customers.
Ericsson's solution will gather data from energy meters and provide collected data to E.ON's internal IT environment. Data will be exported daily rather than monthly, increasing data delivery by 3000%. Ericsson will also provide E.ON with related field services. The agreement stretches over the next five years, and includes more than 600,000 metering points in northern Stockholm, Malmo, Orebro, as well as Norrkoping and Skane.
The Ericsson Smart Metering solution, provided as a service, helps providers like E.ON become more efficient. The solution combines managed services, consulting and systems integration services and includes meter reading and control, meter management, meter monitoring, Service Layer Agreement (SLA) management, work force management, asset management, business process management, as well as field services and an operations center.
The solution is an important step towards real-time big data measurements, supplying E.ON's customers with accurate and up to date information on energy consumption. The evolution of smart grids is a priority in a number of countries, including EU and the US, and will eventually create a smart energy network that manages a huge amount of data in 24-hour intervals.
This will open new opportunities for efficient grid and consumption management as well as a seamless integration of locally produced renewable energy into the infrastructure.
Currently regulations within the European Union require utilities, or Distribution System Operators, to deploy smart metering in order to ensure the first steps towards Smart Grids and more efficient energy usage.
Per-Olof Lindholm, Management Director at E.ON Elnat Sverige, said: 'In the long term, we believe empowered consumers will be more efficient in their energy usage and this will result in a more sustainable society.'
Robert Puskaric, Ericsson's President of Region Northern Europe and Central Asia, which encompasses Scandinavia, said: 'As the Networked Society is coming to life, and we are on our way to 50 billion connected devices, we believe that a large part of machine-to-machine communication will come from Smart Grids and Smart Metering. With our global scale and expertise, operational excellence and commitment to standards, we can help E.ON and its customers realize great benefits.'
Ericsson is currently supplying clients in Estonia and Italy with solutions and services for smart grids, supplying valuable experience from managed services to field support. In the Nordic region, Sweden has spearheaded the development of smart metering and grids.
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