ENTEGA Service uses Landis+Gyr technology to strengthen its position as leading metering service provider
ENTEGA Service has approximately 230 employees and services 1 million meter points. The company sends out 1.9 million bills and 3 million other mailing pieces annually in the name of its customers. Founded in 2003 as an independent full-service provider for the utilities industry, ENTEGA services its customers across the entire value chain, from the meter to billing and settlement.
“Our intention is to become the leading independent full service provider in Germany,” says ENTEGA’s Chief Executive Johannes Büssermann, describing the growth strategy of the service company.
Smart Metering for new buildings in Germany from 2010
In Germany, all new buildings must be equipped with smart meters from 2010. This will give consumers the freedom to choose their energy supplier as well as provide them with more frequent and accurate energy bills based on real-time data.
ENTEGA Service is pioneering positive change in this growing market. “We will capitalize on the advantages of the latest Smart Metering Infrastructure as soon as possible,” adds Büssermann.
Peter Heuell, CEO of Landis+Gyr, Germany, says: “This is a mark of confidence from an important customer who will use Smart Metering to strengthen its competitiveness.”
The communication between the meters and the Landis+Gyr system is based on PLC, GPRS or, later, Ethernet. The system software uses international standards and is open for gas, water and heat meters, enabling multi-energy Advanced Meter Management. Additionally, the system can be linked via a MDUS interface with an existing SAP-ERP system, thereby creating seamless IT processes.
ENTEGA Service GmbH – Metering, Measuring and Invoicing – is an independent full service provider that offers metering, measurement, billing and settlement. The company provides a comprehensive IT service from the reading of meters to the creation and delivery of statements to consumers, including customer service, all through the use of their own data center. As ENTEGA’s service is modular customers can always choose exactly what they want, from a single service to a fully integrated package. ENTEGA developed its own business processes and solutions and is therefore a reliable business partner for sales and marketing, and networking companies. ENTEGA has a thoroughly tested logistics process, including statement delivery and settlement process. More information is available at www.entega-service.de.
Privately held Landis+Gyr is the leading provider of integrated energy management solu-tions tailored to energy company needs. With a global presence and a reputation for quality and innovation, Landis+Gyr is unique in its ability to deliver true end-to-end advanced metering solutions. Today, the Company offers the broadest portfolio of products and services in the electricity metering industry, and is paving the way for the next generation of smart grid. With annualized sales of more than US$1.25 billion, Landis+Gyr operates in over 30 countries across five continents, and employs over 5,000 people with the sole mission of helping the world manage energy better.
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