Ericsson is to provide an IT back end solution for operating a planned roll out of 470,000 smart meters, along with systems integration and support services for Austrian utility Salzburg Netz GmbH.
By the year 2019, Salzburg Netz, a subsidiary of Salzburg AG, a power, water and infrastructure utility company, aims to provide 95% of its customers with smart meters in the city and federal state of Salzburg, Austria.
The smart meter deployment is a key component in the transformation of Salzburg's power supply to include a significantly higher share of renewable energy usage, production and distribution while reducing CO2 emissions.
The deployment and integration of Ericsson's IT back end systems into the utility company's IT environment has already begun. Ericsson's end-to-end solution includes meter data management, alarm handling, workforce management, a user-friendly consumer portal interface and comprehensive end-to-end testing.