Landis+Gyr Completes Advanced Metering Project in Rio Grande Do Sul

Landis+Gyr’s smart metering solutions for residential, commercial and industrial consumers provide strategic operational benefits for CEEE

CURITIBA, Brazil, Oct. 16, 2019 – Landis+Gyr announced completion of an advanced metering and smart grid project for CEEE, the largest electric distribution utility serving the state of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil. The project included state-of-the-art smart metering solutions for both commercial and industrial consumers, as well as a centralized measurement system for residential consumers.

The communications backbone for the project includes both Gridstream® RF mesh and cellular for nearly 12,000 commercial and industrial meters. Along with associated IT infrastructure and data management tools, the system will help improve automation and revenue protection for these accounts.

Landis+Gyr also deployed its loss and measurement management system, SGP+M, for 45,000 of CEEE’s residential accounts. The system connects with the communication networks to transmit measurement data to CEEE's central system. SGP+M provides efficiency by cutting costs and increasing safety, reliability and agility for both the distributor and its customers. The solution also enables remote energy monitoring and service connection.

“The consortium led by Landis+Gyr in our measurement automation project has brought leading-edge technology to our measurement area, reducing operating costs in parallel with reduced losses. It is noteworthy that Landis+Gyr is a supplier that is always concerned with meeting the project goals and overcoming all challenges of implementation. The company has the best engineering practices,” said André Sebastião da Silva Amaral, Head of Measurement and Loss Management Division Distribution at CEEE.

“The conclusion of these projects is a significant milestone for Landis+Gyr. The company has accomplished the strategic benefits planned by CEEE of increasing operational efficiency and combating non-technical losses. The project's large geographical area and the diversity of field scenarios made this project unique, demonstrating the robustness of the technology solution provided and the ability of the Landis+Gyr-led consortium to perform,” says Felipe Marcon, Landis+Gyr's Director of Services for South America.

The delivery of these projects to CEEE reinforces Landis+Gyr's commitment to improving energy management practices. By providing consumers safe and reliable equipment, and electricity distributors with solutions to promote better management of their business, Landis+Gyr is helping communities implement smart city technology worldwide.

About CEEE Distribuição

Created in 1943, CEEE Distribuição it is the largest company in the electric power sector of Rio Grande do Sul.CEEE Distribuição is one of the companies of the CEEE Group and serves more than 1.6 million customers from 72 municipalities in the Central South, South, North and South Coast regions of Rio Grande do Sul. The company has concessions of hydroelectric and wind power plants, transmissions and distribution of power, as well as stakes in projects related to the energy sector throughout the state of Rio Grande do Sul.

About Landis+Gyr

Landis+Gyr is the leading global provider of integrated energy management solutions for the utility sector. Offering one of the broadest portfolios, we deliver innovative and flexible solutions to help utilities solve their complex challenges in smart metering, grid edge intelligence and smart infrastructure. With sales of USD 1.8 billion, Landis+Gyr employs approximately 5,600 people in over 30 countries across five continents, with the sole mission of helping the world manage energy better.

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