Ljubljana, Slovenia and Zug, Switzerland --- (METERING.COM) --- March 4, 2010 - Elektro Ljubljana has selected Landis+Gyr’s smart metering infrastructure as it starts to create a smart grid environment in the central Slovenian region.

The project will cover 50,000 metering points and is based on a strong business case rather than as a response to regulatory requirements.

“We recognized the importance of introducing smart metering given the benefits offered,” said Igor PodbelÅ¡ek, executive director at Elektro Ljubljana. “We decided to invest in smart metering infrastructure following a series of pilot projects during 2007 and 2008. Results of these projects showed us that the technology was robust, reduced distribution costs and improved services for the end consumer while at the same time increasing network efficiency.”

The largest utility in Slovenia, Elektro Ljubljana supplies the capital city of Ljubljana and its suburbs and covers 325,000 metering points.