CL&P files for smart meters


Raymond P. Necci,
Berlin, CT, U.S.A. — (METERING.COM) — April 16, 2007 –The Connecticut Light and Power Company (CL&P) has filed information with the state regulator outlining how smart electricity meters could become standard equipment for all of its nearly 1.2 million customers by 2010.

CL&P’s proposed open advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) system is based on the Intelligrid architecture.

If approved CL&P would test the technology through the installation of 500 meters before the end of 2007, followed by an expanded test of 10,000 meters in 2008. Information technology and meter database changes would also begin in 2008. The remainder of the meters would be installed in 2009 and the first half of 2010.

“These meters are an important technological step forward in helping Connecticut regain control of its energy future, by delivering a real solution to existing challenges,” said CL&P President Raymond P. Necci. “We are excited by the possibilities that Open AMI can make available to our customers.”

A decision CL&P’s filing is anticipated later this year from the Connecticut Department of Public Utility Control (DPUC).