For the accelerating transformation of the Swedish energy system, so called smart grids play a key role. The new partnership will enable Ellevio to spearhead the implementation one of the most crucial pieces of the puzzle: a modern electricity meter system. The first new meters will be installed during a pilot project in Stockholm between April 2020 and September 2020, but all 960,000 of Ellevio’s customers will have a new meter installed before the end of 2023.
“This is a highly important and strategic project for our company, and a vital component of the development of a low-carbon infrastructure. With a new meter system we can tackle society’s energy challenges as well as provide Ellevio’s customers with better information about their electricity usage”, says Lindehag.
For the household customer, future electricity consumption will be easier to adapt to times of the day when it is most beneficial. The smart grid will also provide Ellevio with information essential to strengthening the electrical grid, which will result in fewer and shorter power outages. In addition, a new system will dramatically improve the ability to meet increasing demand for energy in a society aimed at electrification and low-carbon economy.
The agreement with One Nordic and Sagemcom will be in place for ten years (with the possibility of extending the agreement for a maximum of six years), and covers the provision of just over one million smart meters, including installation, a communication solution, implementation, and associated services.
“Alliances and partnerships are valued highly by Ellevio, and this permeated the procurement process. Complex infrastructure programmes such as this necessitate strong and transparent cooperation in order to succeed, and we are both pleased and enthusiastic about our choice of One Nordic and Sagemcom”, says Lindehag.
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Ellevio AB (publ) is one of Sweden’s largest distribution network operators. Ellevio invests in, develops and maintains the company’s power grids in order to ensure a reliable electricity supply to more than 960,000 customers. Our customers are spread across Mid-Sweden, the West Coast and the Stockholm area. By investing in a long-term sustainable power grid Ellevio works to improve the quality of life for its customers as well as to enable the ongoing energy transformation and the continued digitization of the society. Ellevio, which has its head office in Stockholm, is owned by the Third National Pension fund, Folksam, the First National Pension fund and OMERS Infrastructure.
About ONE Nordic:
The ONE Nordic Group is one of Sweden's leading suppliers of technical consulting services, maintenance services and contract services in the energy and industrial sector. With our nationwide organization and local knowledge, we take responsibility for and deliver high quality services and solutions to energy producers, distributors and energy users. We work with the largest players in the industry and together we develop sustainable energy systems. The ONE Nordic Group has about 1000 employees and its headquarters are located in Malmö. For more information: www.one-nordic.se/
A French high-tech group of international dimensions, Sagemcom operates on the broadband (set-top boxes, Multi-Gigabit gateways), smart city and Internet of Things (founding member of LoRa Alliance) markets. With a revenue over €2 billion euros, Sagemcom employs 4,000 people on five continents. More information: www.sagemcom.com // www.facebook.com/SagemcomOfficial // https://twitter.com/Sagemcom