Austria Announces Smart Meter Project

Austria Announces Smart Meter Project

Telekom Austria Group M2M is partnering with bsf IT-Solutions on a smart meter deployment project for 23 grid operators with a total of 35,000 customer power systems in Austria.

Telekom Austria Group M2M managing director Bernd Liebscher says, We are delighted to be able to jointly achieve with bsf IT-Solutions the next smart metering roll-outs in Austria. Our portfolio encompasses all relevant modules ranging from the provision of the smart metering technology and the central IT systems for meter data management up to the transmission of data.

Franz Fichtinger, bsf IT-Solutions managing director, notes, As a software manufacturer for grid operators and energy suppliers, we are showing with this project that we are able to considerably simplify the automatic data exchange between billing system and meter data management, as well as the administration of basic data such as electric power systems, meter points, metering devices and tariff schemes etc. on a single platform.

Austria has mandated that 95 percent of all conventional electric meters will have to be replaced by smart meters by the end of 2019. Telekom Austria Group M2M reports it provides a smart metering solution that is specially designed to meet the demands of the Austrian market as well as high-security transmission networks for data communication between the single smart meters, while operating the central meter data management system.

Fichtinger adds: This partnership will also enable a more efficient processing of orders with a corresponding APP as well as service rollout and daily operations. This allows grid operators to save both money and resources. For the implementation of our solution, we have chosen Telekom Austria Group M2M as dependable partner in the area of data security, project management and smart meter infrastructure.

Bsf IT-Solutions provides billing systems and IT solutions for power grid operators.

Source: smartmeters

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