Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) has agreed to an exclusive five-year smart metering contract with Landis+Gyr as the utility’s exclusive smart meter provider.
The agreement, which includes both residential and commercial electric advanced meters, supports SMUD’s focus on customer engagement and distributed energy resource integration by measuring and monitoring necessary data for resource integration and efficiency programs.
SMUD is the sixth-largest community-owned electric utility in the US, providing service to more than 635,000 residential and commercial customers and about 1.5 million people in the Sacramento, California region.
“As a leader in grid modernisation, and to deliver on our clean energy goals while continuing to provide affordable energy requires advanced metering technology,” said Frankie McDermott, SMUD Chief Energy Delivery Officer. “Our relationship with Landis+Gyr goes back to our first deployment of advanced metering technology, and this new agreement is an important piece of our ongoing technology upgrades.”
“This is a great opportunity for Landis+Gyr to continue our relationship with a leader in clean energy adoption and promotion of grid modernisation,” said Prasanna Venkatesan, Executive Vice President of Landis+Gyr Americas. “Our smart metering platforms are specifically engineered to measure and monitor the data necessary to manage the evolving power grid.”