Corpus Christi, TX, U.S.A. — (METERING.COM) — June 2, 2009 – American Electric Power unit AEP Texas has entered into a five-year advanced metering contract with Landis+Gyr.
AEP Texas will deploy Landis+Gyr’s Gridstream™ advanced metering solution across the utility’s Texas service territory. The Gridstream network will provide two-way communications to 700,000 metering endpoints and enable more than two million Texas consumers and businesses to better manage their use of electricity.
The deployment includes a two-way network and features an advanced digital meter with load limiting and remote service capability, along with connectivity to home area network devices. This will allow AEP Texas to send energy consumption information and real-time pricing signals to consumers as well as provide automated load management options.
“AEP Texas is adopting technology that will improve efficiency and help control rising costs, while making it easier to utilize alternative sources of energy,” said Richard Mora, CEO of Landis+Gyr North America. “Landis+Gyr is proud to partner with AEP. Gridstream provides a flexible, scalable and secure solution designed to meet their demanding requirements for interconnectivity and information management.”
Texas continues to be one of the leading utility markets in changing the way Americans manage energy. Including the contract with AEP, Landis+Gyr has now signed agreements to deploy approximately 4 million smart meters with Texas utilities.