Fair and dual-fuel solution
Dutch utilities were among the early adopters of smart meters. Smaller scale roll-outs based on DSMR (Dutch Smart Meter Requirements) specifications began in 2012. With four utilities leading the smart meter revolution, 70% of the country’s existing infrastructure will be smart by end of 2020.
Quick facts

CUSTOMER: LIANDER, STEDIN, ENDURIS AND WESTLAND INFRA

SCOPE: FROM 1.6 – 2.5 MILLION SMART METERS

PRODUCTS: AM550 SMART METER

COMMUNICATION: GSM/GPRS, CDMA

TIMEFRAME: 2016-2020

A DUAL-FUEL SOLUTION

Liander, Stedin, DELTA Netwerkbedrijf, and Westland Infra manage a “dual fuel” network consisting of more than 5 million electricity metering points and 4.8 million gas connections. The smart electricity meter is responsible for delivering the system’s gas and electricity consumption data to the utility service centre.

WHEN SMART BECOMES FAIR

A crucial criterion in this nationwide roll-out is participation in the Fair Meter project. The project’s main goals include lowering carbon emissions by 25%, assuring full transparency of the complete supply chain, assuring responsible working conditions for all employees in the supply chain, and minimising the consumption of energy resources. All of these principles are embedded in Iskraemeco’s sustainable development strategy.

INVOLVING THE CONSUMER

Smart electricity meters are equipped with a communication port, allowing the smart meter to communicate with homes and display information, or even to connect to a home energy management system. Clear data on energy use will encourage consumers to reduce their usage and consequently save money. Deploying smart metering is the first step towards creating a smart grid that will integrate all users (consumers and generators) into a network that fosters a sustainable, economic and secure energy supply.