Ericsson : E.ON steps up to big data metering with Ericsson
*Ericsson will operate more than 600,000 smart metering points as E.ON
increases data delivery by 3000%
*Smart grids will enable a more efficient management of energy grid and
facilitate integration of renewable energies
*One more step towards the Networked Society, where big data and cloud
computing shapes future for industries like utilities, shipping and IT
E.ON Elnät 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,
Malmö, Örebro, as well as Norrköping and Skåne.
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
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 Elnät 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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