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.
Talquin Electric Cooperative is implementing Sensus technologies for its advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) and smart metering program. The deployment will service all 54,000 residential, commercial, and industrial members in its 2,600 square mile territory. Talquin began deploying the smart meter installation in December 2010 and expects installation to be completed by early 2012.
Home automation provider Vivint has been hired to install an advanced community-wide water meter system for Sandy City, Utah. Through the deal, technicians from Vivint’s Smart Grid Solutions Division will install 24,000 Sensus’ Flexnet meters over the next several years.
SECO Energy has partnered with Sensus, which will provide the Florida co-op with its FlexNet Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) communications network and more than 172,000 electric meters equipped with remote connect and disconnect capabilities.
The National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative (NRTC) is partnering with Sensus as a value added reseller, through which NRTC will offer its members Sensus smart grid technologies including the FlexNet advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) system, smart meters, distribution automation, and demand response solutions.
Tantalus will provide Norwich Public Utilities (NPU) an Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) system, enabling the utility to introduce energy efficiency initiatives so consumers can better manage their energy costs. Norwich will use funds from its Department of Energy’s America Reinvestment and Recovery Act grant to introduce advanced metering throughout its service area,
According to a report by Pike Research, over the past one hundred years, the demand for water increased twice as fast as the rate of population growth, with most of the demand coming from agriculture. In order to use water more efficiently, utilities are embracing to smart technologies. Advanced sensor networks and automation systems provides more accurate leak detection throughout the water distribution system but possibly the most important key for conserving water will be the deployment of smart water meters in consumers’ homes.
Global clean technology leader eMeter has announced that Iskraemeco Ltd, a leading advanced meter infrastructure (AMI) innovator, has agreed to participate in its new program called IntegratedMDM. IntegratedMDM focuses on developing interoperability between established AMI technologies and eMeter’s meter data management system (MDMS) while maintaining an open platform that ensures future technologies can be added…
SAP AG announced on April 21 a joint effort in collaboration with major utility companies to develop a solution to integrate advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) with SAP’s own Enterprise technology. AMI is the infrastructure foundation on which smart grids are built that promote efficient energy use and increase grid reliability. The participating utility companies created…