Networked Energy Services Received Smart Metering Project Extension from LINZ NETZ GmbH

LINZ NETZ GmbH expands its smart meter deployment with NES, strengthening the security of its deployment that meets Austria’s leading regulatory requirements

San Jose, CA, May12, 2022: Networked Energy Services Corporation (NES), a global smart grid solution provider with the industry’s leading Energy Applications Platform (EAPTM), announced today that LINZ NETZ GmbH (LN) has exercised its option to obtain an additional 30,000 smart meters and supporting communications infrastructure and software from NES. 

LN has a successful history of utilizing the NES System to provide reliable smart meters to its consumers and achieving high communications SLAs using the Open Smart Grid Protocol (OSGP) standard for power line communications (PLC). This allows LN to automatically and securely gather metering information, update meter configuration and firmware, and monitor power quality parameters with confidence via PLC. 

Several years ago, LN selected NES for its AMI smart metering extension project to deploy NES’ security solution which includes end-to-end encryption, role-based access controls, signed firmware and software and extended audit and logging. It also included firmware separation, which stream-lines the certification process, providing greater flexibility and future-proofing to meet new security requirements on existing infrastructure. 

LN has decided to further expand its project with an additional 30,000 smart meters. Since the NES solution offers backwards compatibility, all generations of NES smart meters deployed for LN can be managed through the same monitoring and management solution.

NES is delivering this solution in conjunction with Kontron Technologies GmbH, a long-established member of the Austrian energy market, an experienced value-added reseller of NES technology and an existing supplier to LN. Kontron Technologies GmbH  is responsible for the deployment of the NES solution and for implementing back-end security solutions.

“LN is very pleased to continue working with NES on our smart metering project” said Jörg Mittendorfer, LN CEO. “We recognize NES as being a key technology collaborator in our smart energy ecosystem and as helping us achieve a position of market leadership in Austria. Over the years, we have been impressed with the NES technology, which has proven to be the most robust and reliable power line technology.”

“LN’s decision to further expand its NES System deployment is the best endorsement we could ask for” says David Thomson, NES CEO. “Their decision demonstrates our commitment to supporting our customers with an industry-leading reliable and secure solution. This also underlines the value of the NES System and the project management, technical support, and operations skills of our partner, Kontron Technologies."

About Networked Energy Services Corporation (NES)
Networked Energy Services Corporation is a global smart energy leader in the worldwide transformation of the electricity grid into an energy control network, enabling utilities to provide their customers with a more efficient and reliable service, to protect their systems from current and emerging cybersecurity threats, and to offer innovative new services that enable active, intelligent use of energy. NES was formed as a result of the spinoff of Echelon Corporation’s Grid Modernization Division in October 2014. NES is headquartered in the US with R&D centers located in Silicon Valley and Poland, and sales offices throughout the world. NES’ smart grid technology is used in nearly 40 million smart meters and other smart end devices around the world. NES is a member of the OSGP Alliance, a global association of utilities and smart grid companies, which promotes the Open Smart Grid Protocol and cooperates to provide utilities greater value by enabling true, independently-certified, multi-vendor interoperability based upon open international specifications and standards. You can find out more information about NES, its Patagonia Energy Applications PlatformTM (including grid management and security software, distributed control nodes, and smart meters) and services at: