French Utility Picks Elster for 35 Million Smart Meters

September 19, 2014 By Linda Hardesty

Elster energy manageERDF, the public electricity distribution network for 95 percent of continental France, has hired Elster to provide its customers with new smart meters. The Linky project will create a smart metering and communications network replacing 35 million meters in total.

The smart meter project will also include development of a new manufacturing facility in France, which will develop meters for ERDF’s Linky project throughout the mass delivery in 2016 and 2017, and until 2021, when the second phase of the project completes.

Elster’s Linky G3 meter system will support ERDF in its mission to increase energy efficiency while meeting new expectations and growing demand from all network users. Elster’s system includes advanced meters/sensors, secure communications, and data collection, management and analytics.

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