Deutsche Telekom and Stadtwerke Duisburg AG get the power grid of the future ready

Dec 21, 2010

  • Electricity meter read in 200 households
  • Groundwork laid for variable rates
  • Energy data service for a fixed monthly price

Stadtwerke Duisburg AG and Stadtwerke Duisburg Netzgesellschaft mbH count on Deutsche Telekom for the reading and communication of power consumption data. The Group transmitted energy data from 200 households to Stadtwerke Duisburg (municipal utilities) as part of a pilot project. The two Stadtwerke utilities companies are getting Duisburg ready for the roll-out of variable electricity rates, as well as the intelligent power network of the future.

"Our customers will be able to switch to variable rates from next year," explained Johannes Gösling, Head of Sales at Stadtwerke Duisburg AG. "The electronic meters enable households to maintain an overview of consumption and thus help to save both power and money. Deutsche Telekom's energy data service only transmits the essential information and is particularly secure," said Gösling.

Smart Metering from Deutsche Telekom meets nationally and internationally recognized strict security standards, including ISO 27001, and fulfills the principle of data economy as set out in the Federal Data Protection Act. Energy providers, meter operators and the housing sector pay a fixed monthly price for this service. Deutsche Telekom is investing in the necessary communications infrastructure in advance, as well as connecting up new-build areas.

Deutsche Telekom at E-world 2011: Stand 7-111 (hall 7)
Stadtwerke Duisburg AG at E-world 2011: Stand 1-429 (hall 1)

About Deutsche Telekom AG
Deutsche Telekom is one of the world’s leading integrated telecommunications companies with over 129 million mobile customers, around 37 million fixed-network lines and approximately 16 million broadband lines (as of September 30, 2010). The Group provides fixed-network, mobile communications, Internet and IPTV products and services for consumers, and ICT solutions for business and corporate customers. Deutsche Telekom is present in around 50 countries and has over 250,000 employees worldwide. The Group generated revenue of EUR 64.6 billion in the 2009 financial year - more than half of it outside Germany (as of December 31, 2009).

About Stadtwerke Duisburg AG
Stadtwerke Duisburg AG has supplied electricity, gas, water and district heating to the residents of Duisburg, located at the confluence of the Rhine and Ruhr rivers, for more than 150 years. Its portfolio includes generation/acquisition, sales and energy services, focusing increasingly on renewable energies. To date, over 250,000 households have subscribed to these services. Each year, the energy provider's three power stations generate around 2.7 billion kilowatt hours of electricity and approximately 700 million kilowatt hours of district heating using environmentally-friendly cogeneration of heat and electricity. In addition, the company delivers around 37 billion liters of drinking water to its customers per year. The company generated total revenue of EUR 785 million in 2009 and employed approximately 1,600 employees.

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