First deployment of smart meter system


The Orlando Utilities Commission, the second-largest public power company in Florida, USA, has installed Elster Electricity’s EnergyAxis® System with intelligent two-way communications and controlled mesh network. The EnergyAxis System uses a 900 MHz network comprised of Elster’s new single phase electronic REX™ meters and A3 ALPHA® data collectors. OUC’s initial deployment includes system meters installed in two locations, and the utility says the system has the potential to fill the gaps in its comprehensive AMR strategy.

The system is able to read meter billing and instrumentation data; change energy, demand and time-of-use rates; implement critical tier pricing; start of stop load profile interval recording; and initiate service connects and disconnects. /