In the US, Colorado Springs Utilities has partnered with Landis+Gyr to replace its metering system with an advanced technology.
The partnership includes the utility being supplied an advanced IoT network GridStream to connect some 590,000 new smart meters and to support next generation energy management applications.
The communications network will use Mesh IP technology to provide accurate and timely two way communication capabilities between the utility and the smart gas, water and energy meters.
Landis+Gyr signed a 20-year managed services agreement with Colorado Springs Utilities.
The project is part of the new Energy Vision – a plan adopted by Colorado Springs Utilities to include economic, environmental, resiliency and innovation strategies for addressing clean energy goals in ways that support reliable and affordable energy delivery.
"Advanced metering infrastructure is the foundation for the smart utility we intend to become," said Phil Tunnah, Chief System Planning & Projects Officer. "We're really excited about this agreement with Landis+Gyr to update our metering technology. This investment will assist us in creating new opportunities to help our customers better manage their services in the future."
"Over the last 14 years, Landis+Gyr has partnered with Springs Utilities to deploy and manage advanced metering, distribution automation and load management projects. The next generation of smart grid technology provides exciting opportunities for automation of energy management at the grid edge and we look forward to helping Springs Utilities meet future goals and requirements," added Tim Weidenbach, Senior Vice President of Sales and Customer Operations at Landis+Gyr.