Landis+Gyr to Play Key Role in Smart Grid Award for TEPCO

          Landis+Gyr to Play Key Role in Smart Grid Award for TEPCO

Networking over 27 million customers with Gridstream

PR Newswire

ZUG, Switzerland, May 8, 2013

ZUG, Switzerland, May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --With Toshiba Corporation's
recent announcement that Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) has selected the
firm's proposal for a smart metering communications system and associated
meter data management system (MDMS), Landis+Gyr is poised to undertake its
indispensable role for the world's largest smart grid project.

While Toshiba will work as a prime contractor and system integrator of the
communication system, together with NTT Group and NEC Corporation, Landis+Gyr,
the global leader in smart meter technology, will be providing much of the
project's technical foundation, including: supplying the Head End System
(HES), network expertise, RF communications modules, large scale product
deployment experience and the meter data management system (MDMS).

"Landis+Gyr has been a keystone supplier of products and solution know-how for
some of the largest smart metering deployments in the world," said Andreas
Umbach, President and CEO of Landis+Gyr. "Our Gridstream^® open-standards
solution and software expertise, whether supporting RF mesh, PLC or other
public network communications requirements, has provided unparalleled
capability for our utility customers. Working with our partners, we look
forward to providing TEPCO the tools for their 27 million customers to manage
energy better."

Smart metering is revolutionizing energy management and grid reliability
across the globe. Smart metering solutions provide a two-way flow of data
between customer meters and utility back-end systems. With this two-way data
flow, utilities will be able to offer customers a broad array of new pricing,
demand response, and energy automation options that enhance the efficiency and
reliability of the electric grid. Customers will benefit from more
information, expanded choices, and simpler, smarter management of their energy
use.

"We have built a special team to leverage our Gridstream suite and network
expertise for the worldwide utility market," said Marius Chilom, Vice
President and Chief Solution Officer for Landis+Gyr's Global Gridstream Team.
"We think TEPCO's approach to this massive upgrade project truly represents
the new way of business in the industry and will become a flagship for how
utilities will approach the next generation infrastructure."

Landis+Gyr offers the broadest portfolio of products and services in the
electricity metering industry including integrated AMI solutions,
communication systems and software, meters, and meter data management.

About Landis+Gyr
Landis+Gyr is the leading global provider of integrated energy management
products tailored to energy company needs and unique in its ability to deliver
true end-to-end advanced metering solutions. Today, the Company offers the
broadest portfolio of products and services in the electricity metering
industry, and is paving the way for the next generation of smart grid. With
annualized sales of more than US$1.6 billion, Landis+Gyr, an independent
growth platform of the Toshiba Corporation (TKY:6502) and 40% owned by the
Innovation Network Corporation of Japan, operates in 30 countries across five
continents, and employs 5,200 people with the sole mission of helping the
world manage energy better. More information is available at www.landisgyr.com

SOURCE Landis+Gyr

Website: http://www.landisgyr.com
Contact: Casey Clark, FTI Consulting, 202-346-8844,
casey.clark@fticonsulting.com
 
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