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Jutland, Denmark --- (METERING.COM) --- February 21, 2007 – Danish utility Syd Energi, the third largest in the country, is to expand its smart metering program; adding an additional 90,000 metering points will make this one of the largest projects in the Nordic region.

The initial contract, for 156,000 meters, was awarded to Landis+Gyr Enermet, who have been appointed to handle the expansion. This second contract will run for 12 months, starting in May 2007.

“The new metering management system improves customer service, as our customers do not have to make any registrations themselves due to the remote control of the metering points,” says Inge Lise Laursen, Communications & Marketing Manager at Syd Energi.

“Besides, we expect considerable efficiency improvement and efficiency enhancing measures like automatic recording, which ensures quick and correct listing of consumption, thus streamlining operations and contributing to higher efficiency.”

Syd Energi appreciates the fully electronic data processing of all data measurements, surveillance and monitoring controls of the power grid and possible implementation of preventive action if there are specific overloads in the grid.

The solution includes electricity meters that connect via low voltage power line communication, GPRS and LAN communication to the advanced meter management system. In addition, a vendor-independent multi-energy solution is available, with options for flexible use of wired or wireless communication to district heating meters and metering devices for other forms of energy.

In addition to reading Syd Energi's own customers' energy consumption data information, the system enables service provision for other heating and water companies operating in the same region. It also enables reading the load profile of all residential customers.