Landis+Gyr eyes growth opportunity in smart meter roll out
June 21, 2015
A fresh initiative to roll out smart meters in Australia is expected to lay the foundations for an intelligent electricity grid that will open a new world of high-tech home energy control for consumers, says Adrian Clark, head of smart metering business Landis+Gyr in Australia and New Zealand.
Mr Clark said a ruling from the Australian Energy Market Commission on competition in metering services, due on July 1, would be crucial to determine how the market would operate in the future. Under the envisaged market-led roll out energy retailers would offer consumers products that would involve the installation of smart meters, providing the foundations for a "smart grid".
"That in our mind provides the opportunity to really build smart infrastructure on the back of that," Mr Clark said. "We've been waiting for some of the policy decisions to get resolved and this now provides clarity for the market to move on and start building that smart infrastructure."
Article first published by he Australian Financial Review. Read full article here: http://www.afr.com/business/energy/electricity/landisgyr-eyes-growth-opportunity-in-smart-meter-roll-out-20150621-ghpx1i