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Global energy management firm Landis+Gyr has won meter bids with three Central American utilities to provide nearly 150,000 advanced electric meters over the coming year.The contracts with Electrica de Guatemala S.A. in Guatemala, DELSUR in El Salvador and Elektra Noreste S.A. in Panama include both residential and commercial ANSI type electricity meters from Landis+Gyr’s FOCUS and S4x product lines.

“Landis+Gyr has a proven history of providing quality products and services to utilities in this region, and we received the largest share of these contracts based
upon high billing accuracy and available security options,” said Carlos Zerpa, director of International Sales at Landis+Gyr. “We look forward to helping these
utilities achieve their grid modernization goals.”

Of these three utilities, Landis+Gyr has long-term relationships with Elektra Noreste S.A. and Electrica de Guatemala S.A., and both utilities cited product and
service satisfaction as the reason for keeping Landis+Gyr as their primary provider.

Landis+Gyr deal in Brazil

In related news, Landis+Gyr signed two contracts which will be carried out for the State Electricity Distribution Company's (CEEE-D) State of Rio Grande do Sul service area in Brazil.

The State Electricity Distribution Company (CEEE-D) selected Landis+Gyr for - i) data collection and management of commercial and industrial users, and (ii) the supply and installation of a Centralized Measurement System for residential energy consumers.

The contracts came about as a result of international public tendering processes, with funding from the Inter-American Development Bank and the French Development Agency (AFD). The signing took place yesterday, Wednesday, May 31st, at CEEE headquarters in the city of Porto Alegre, state of Rio Grande do Sul.

The industrial and commercial advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) project will automate data reading and billing functions and better protect revenue through the use of intelligent technology. The Gridstream AMI project includes the supply and installation of the system in 11,700 consumer end-units, including IT  infrastructure, radio mesh network, and data collection and management.

The centralized system measurement project includes advanced meters installed in cabinets attached to utility poles that link to remote reading terminals in consumers’ homes. This system allows energy measurement and individual reading of each customer’s usage. The system connects to the same communication network to transmit data to the utility, enhancing cost reductions, safety, reliability and flexibility, in order to reduce losses and costs in the distribution of electricity. Read more...

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