ERDF to select six suppliers to produce the new Linky meters

28/08/2014 10:17 Electricity Market

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French electricity distribution company ERDF, a unit of state-controlled utility EDF, appointed six suppliers as a part of a tender to manufacture the first three million of its new Linky smart power meters, according to French daily Les Echos.

The six suppliers include Swiss Landis+Gyr, Sagemcom and Maec of France, Germany's Elster, US-based Itron and Spain's Ziv. The first meters will be established within one year. By 2020, EDRF is envisaging installing 35 million smart meters in France. Cost for replacing the old meters may incur over €5billion, at a tariff of 30 euros per meter and 120 euros for installation. ERDF launched the tender in 2013. In late July, the Commission for Energy Regulation (CRE) has proposed to slow the pace of meters deployment to allow ERDF to include costs.

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