Dealwatch: Sensus teams with US rural utilities

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US clean tech solutions provider Sensus has signed a three-year deal with the National Rural Telecommunications Co-operative to offer advanced metering infrastructure, smart meters, automation control and demand response solutions to rural electric co-op members across the US.

The Flexnet technology supplies a two-way communication network, smart meters, data analysis and service hosting that allows utilities and their customers to detect and curb leaks and reduce energy costs.

The National Rural Telecommunications Co-operative is a representative body for 1,500 rural utilities with a combined customer base of 50 million. Members of the co-op have installed 600,000 smart meters with plans to install a further 1 million.

Greg Myers, vice president of marketing, at Sensus said: “As rural utilities realise the benefits of the smart grid, Sensus is here to deliver our proven smart grid products and solutions.”

Sensus FlexNet is used by more than 450 utilities worldwide.