Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Landis+Gyr on track to complete its 280,000-meter project

The company began deploying its Gridstream two-way smart grid communications network at electric utility Austin Energy last year.

Landis+Gyr is on schedule to complete the 280,000-meter project, currently undergoing at Austin Energy, in August this year.

More than 165,000 two-way meters have been installed so far, and integration with the utility’s meter data management system is underway. The two companies are testing access to interval usage and metering data, and will soon begin testing other advanced features, such as remote disconnect and load management.

Landis+Gyr is providing support services for the deployment of advanced meters and turn-key network hardware upgrade as part of its managed services agreement with Austin Energy, a utility which serves nearly 400,000 electricity customers in and around Austin, Texas.

The company began deploying the Gridstream two-way RF mesh network as part of an expanded management contract with Austin Energy that was signed last year. The deployment will enable the utility to leverage its network for smart grid and demand response applications, including in-home networking, and distributed generation and automation.

Gridstream focuses on maximising the effectiveness of energy management assets through the seamless integration and flow of technology and information.

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