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We Energies has expanded its advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) deployment and system operation contract with Landis+Gyr.

The utility will install approximately 508,000 smart electricity meters as well as expand rollout of an IoT communications network to provide connectivity to the smart meters.

Previously, the two companies deployed smart meters for approximately half of the utility's total customer base.

We Energies and Landis+Gyr have partnered since 2001 in a deal which included the installation of a meter data management system

We Energies connected the solution provider with its sister company
Wisconsin Public Service for the installation of 800,000 smart meters.

Eric Seiter, vice president and regional general manager at Landis+Gyr, said: "We Energies has demonstrated the value advanced metering brings to their operations staff and customer base. The extension of the existing smart grid program will help the utility enhance services, improve power quality and reliability."