SmartSynch creates smart grids for the utility industry, providing open standards, IP-to-the-endpoint smart grid solutions that utilize a cellular network as the communications backbone. Later this spring, City Utilities will start installing SmartSynch’s IP-enabled C&I SmartMeters, which use existing cellular networks as the wireless communications backbone. SmartSynch’s smart metering system will allow the City of Springfield to automate processes for its participating commercial and industrial customers’ electric meters.
In addition, SmartSynch’s technology will help CU better handle customer service requests and address power outages in a safe and timely manner, while reducing meter reading, work order costs, and overall carbon footprint resulting from decreased truck rolls.
Willy Haffecke, City Utilities’ Assistant Manager of Electric Transmission and Distribution, says, “By utilizing the secure, reliable cellular networks already in place, SmartSynch’s solutions make it possible for us to immediately begin offering greater energy efficiency capabilities to our larger commercial customers, wherever and whenever we wish, regardless of their location within our service territory.”
SmartSynch’s Chief Executive Officer Stephen Johnston, adds: “We are pleased that the City of Springfield selected our solution, and look forward to leveraging our innovative technology to deliver a proven, ready-made system so participating businesses can begin better managing energy consumption today. The value proposition for municipalities to incorporate cellular smart metering technology into their smart grid initiatives is becoming more readily apparent by the day.”
SmartSynch’s technology, which delivers real-time energy usage data over cellular networks, in lieu of proprietary networks, has been used by 150 major North American utilities. As a smart grid infrastructure company, SmartSynch provides IP-based solutions capable of delivering grid intelligence to and from any device. For more information, visit www.smartsynch.com