Schneider Electric expands into Sweden with Vattenfall smart grid contract

Energy management provider Schneider Electric, expanded its agreement with Vattenfall Eldistribution of Stockholm, Sweden to include a larger portion of its smart meter system management.

The new contract will continue through March 31, 2017, and gives Schneider Electric continued responsibility for the management of an Automated Metering Infrastructure (AMI) of 615,000 smart meters.

The work includes the integration of an additional 150,000 meters to the Schneider Electric AMI Titanium platform. This unified AMI platform will support the management of 85 percent of Vattenfall’s meters as of January 2013.

By installing Schneider Electric’s AMI managed services, Vattenfall is able to build its meter system with an open-architecture product. Schneider Electric’s knowledge of large-scale AMI deployments and operation means Vattenfall can be confident that its system is being integrated with a holistic view of the project.

By unifying its smart meters into a single system, Vattenfall expects to increase service levels and reduce cost, with the goal to have a single AMI platform as an integrated part of the future smart grid architecture.

Schneider Electric has partnered with Vattenfall since 2005, implementing and operating its network of smart meters. In selecting Schneider Electric’s smart energy services as the technology to base its smart metering platform, Vattenfall will continue to be able to operate its large-scale AMI system with the high-standard in which it has become accustomed and be confident that the cybersecurity solutions applied by Schneider Electric will keep the network secure.

Vattenfall Eldistribution AB is one of the largest electricity distributors in Sweden and is a part of the business unit Vattenfall BU Distribution, which operates in Sweden and Germany. Vattenfall Eldistribution AB distributes electricity to about 850,000 private- and corporate customers in Sweden in a nearly 120,000 kilometers cable network.

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