E.ON steps up to big data metering with Ericsson

E.ON steps up to big data metering with Ericsson 
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN -- (Marketwired) -- 04/17/13 --  
* 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 Elnaet Sverige AB (E.ON), part of one of the largest private
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
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, Malmoe,
as well as Norrkoeping and Skane. 
The Ericsson Smart Metering solution, provided as a service, helps
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
as well as a seamless integration of locally produced
renewable energy into the
Currently regulations within the European Union require utilities, or
Distribution System Operators, t
o deploy smart metering in order to
ensure the
first steps towards Smart Grids and more efficient energy
Per-Olof Lindholm, Management Director at E.ON Elnaet 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
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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