Dallas, TX, U.S.A. — (METERING.COM) — January 13, 2009 – Atmos Energy Corporation has signed an agreement to further expand its deployment of the FlexNet advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) solution by adding another 55,000 smart meters to its regulated natural gas distribution system.
The additional meters will be installed in several areas throughout Southern Louisiana. This installation adds to successful deployments in New Orleans and Monroe, Louisiana, as well as in McKinney, Texas.
Five thousand of the meters to be deployed will be newly purchased and will be outfitted with SmartPoint transmitters. The remaining 50,000 meters will be retrofitted with SmartPoint transmitters.
Atmos Energy began its FlexNet AMI pilot in 2007 with 75,000 customers, all of whom are currently being billed from AMI data. Atmos Energy is also developing programs to access that data for additional customer-service functions beyond meter reading.
“Our partnership with Atmos Energy and its leadership brings this valuable AMI solution to the forefront in the natural gas utility industry," commented Colin Flannery, Sensus vice president.