Landis+Gyr and SPAN Announce Partnership to Unlock Electrification and DER Flexibility at the Grid Edge USA - English USA - English
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Landis+Gyr and SPAN ~ In a move to advance electrification, create grid flexibility, and build resilience, SPAN and Landis+Gyr have announced a strategic partnership. The collaboration between the two energy industry leaders aims to help utilities improve utilization of existing assets, unlock Distributed Energy Resource (DER) flexibility management, and enhance customer engagement.

With the increasing adoption of DERs by consumers, regulatory focus on vehicle and home electrification, and ambitious commitments to decarbonize the grid, modern utilities face numerous challenges. They must meet renewable energy deployment goals while maintaining grid stability, upgrade aging infrastructure to support electrification of homes and vehicles, and keep customer bills low. This partnership between SPAN and Landis+Gyr aims to help utilities navigate these complex pressures.

The co-innovated solution from the partnership reimagines the interface between the home and distribution grid. It delivers a whole-home multi-asset virtual power plant (VPP) that offers unique benefits to both utilities and end consumers. These benefits include extending the useful life of existing equipment, intelligently managing loads to defer or avoid upgrades for homes and the distribution grid, providing device-level high-resolution continuous waveform submetering for analytics and measurement & verification purposes, allowing control of high-value loads with whole-home context based on real-time usage and customer preferences, and delivering a superior homeowner experience with total visibility and choice in load management priorities.

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According to Arch Rao, CEO of SPAN, this collaboration allows them to advance AMI through device-level intelligence and control. He also highlights how SPAN's Home App empowers customers by providing transparency in energy usage and enabling enrollment in demand flexibility programs. Werner Lieberherr, CEO of Landis+Gyr adds that this partnership not only expands their flexibility management platform but also helps reduce costly grid infrastructure investments required for electrification.

The initial joint product from this partnership will be an industry-first grid edge solution with circuit-level billing-grade metering, DER visibility, and controls. It aims to address the increasing power demand driven by electrification of transportation and buildings by managing the load at each premise in innovative ways. This will improve utilization of existing utility infrastructure and enable utilities to avoid costly and time-consuming secondary distribution service upgrades.

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The partnership plans to evaluate the offering with US utilities, starting with pilots this year. The collaborative solution will be showcased at DistribuTECH 2024 in Orlando, Florida from February 27-29. Both companies invite attendees to visit their booths (#2401 for Landis+Gyr and #2019 for SPAN) to learn more about the product and partnership.

Through this partnership, SPAN and Landis+Gyr aim to revolutionize the way end consumers and utilities manage energy better and support the energy transition in a smarter and more sustainable way.
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