Advanced Metering Infrastructure

Elster to Provide Data Management for Arizona Utility

The Salt River Project will deploy Elster’s EnergyICT EIServer meter data management (MDM) solution to manage more than 900,000 planned advanced metering devices throughout the utility’s service territory. The implementation of the EnergyICT MDM system is currently underway and expected to complete in July 2011.

Carroll Electric Prepares Major Technology Upgrade

Carroll Electric is moving forward with a major technology upgrade that the company says will save money and energy. The utility has more than 69,000 members. The key component of the upgrade is the deployment and installation of smart meters, which use an advanced metering infrastructure to record energy usage in real time and in…

Elster Provides AMI Solution for Brazilian Utility Light

Light S.A., which provides electricity to the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, has selected Elster’s advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) solution to help increase energy efficiency, conserve resources, empower consumers, and enhance distribution to customers currently without electric service.

Sensus Unveils Transceivers for Gas Utility Meters

Sensus has introduced SmartPoint GM transceivers for two-way communication with natural gas utility meters, which enables walk-by, drive-by, and fixed-base metering communications. The devices are easily installed on existing residential, commercial, or industrial meters and enable system-wide data collection and monitoring for improved customer service and operational efficiency. In addition, the transceivers are interoperable and designed to fit gas meters from a variety of manufacturers.

Albuquerque Utility Selects Sensus for Smart Water Meters

The Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority has selected Sensus to provide its FlexNet communications network for an advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) program. The utility will deploy FlexNet across its service territory and retrofit all commercial meters with smart endpoints to improve operational efficiency and adhere to water conservation programs in the metro Albuquerque area.

New Survey Finds Utilities Bullish on Home Energy Management

According to a new survey conducted by ON World with 110 phone interviews with utility project managers, seven out of 10 utilities are planning in-home energy management products that integrate with their customers’ Home Area Networks (HANs).

RheinEnergie Partnering with SAP to Deploy Smart Meters in Cologne

German municipal utility RheinEnergie is partnering with SAP to deploy 30,000 smart meters for both electricity and water for its customers in the Cologne area by December 2011. The installation will be the first of its kind in Germany. The necessary IT infrastructure joining the meters to the business software back end will be provided by SAP Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) Integration for Utilities software.

Tropos Completes Network Installation for City Smart Meter Program

Tropos Networks, which provides wireless IP broadband networks for the smart grid, has completed installation of a Tropos GridCom network for the City of Stillwater’s Department of Water Utilities. The network serves as the communications infrastructure for backhaul of the utility’s automatic meter infrastructure (AMI) rollout.

Infrax Supplying Wireless Infrastructure to Bermuda

Infrax Systems is supplying the wireless broadband infrastructure that will enhance security and communication measures on the Island of Bermuda. The infrastructure will be comprised of approximately forty-five Infrax, TMAX 2000 modular base-station routers that will be used for multiple services including wireless Internet access for the residents and visitors.

HAN Presenting Utilities with New Opportunities

According to global research firm ON World, multi-billion dollar Smart Grid initiatives are driving technology advances for the smart home and the Internet of Things. It’s expected that by 2020, 150 million smart meters with a Home Area Network (HAN) gateway will have been deployed.