Smart meters company Landis+Gyr has won a contract from German electric utility E.ON to deliver the Gridstream Connect solution for one million metering points in Sweden.

The company’s solution includes one million smart electricity meters with NB-IoT/M1 communication technology, as well as a head end system on the Gridstream Connect platform.

Work to replace the existing smart metering infrastructure will commence in July.

The new technology will enable E.ON to increase transparency and control in the distribution grid and enhance customers’ experience through reliable and precise data.

Gridstream Connect is an IoT platform that will enable the introduction of extended applications and additional services in the future.

Landis+Gyr executive vice-president of EMEA region Susanne Seitz said: “As European countries move into the second wave of smart meter rollouts, we see utilities rely on Landis+Gyr as their trusted technology partner.

“Having supplied E.ON Sweden in the country’s first smart meter deployment more than a decade ago, we are excited to continue our partnership and now provide them with our latest end-to-end offering including our Gridstream solution platform.”

Sweden is one of the front-runners in advanced energy technology. The country installed smart meters nationwide in 2009 and is now replacing all 5.4 million metering points with the latest technology.

The upgrade will allow end-consumers to improve the efficiency of energy usage. Modernisation is also crucial for the enhancement of smart grids to manage large-scale integration of renewable energy and use of e-vehicles.

E.ON Energy Networks head of next-generation smart metering Robert Tretinjak said: “We are looking forward to the new technology by Landis+Gyr, which will clearly result in improvements.

“For one, the meters are designed to manage renewable energy production from, for example, solar energy. In addition, our customers will be able to monitor the production and consumption of electricity on a close to real-time basis.”