Hydro One signs order for 1.3 million AMI-enabled meters


Smart MeterToronto, ON, Canada — (METERING.COM) — October 24, 2006 – Canadian utility Hydro One Networks and Hydro One Brampton has signed an order for the supply of 1.3 million AMI-enabled meters in support of the Hydro One smart meter initiative in Ontario. The suppliers are Ozz Corporation, a Canadian energy technology and infrastructure services company, and Trilliant Networks Inc., provider of Plug ’n Play Energy Network™ Solutions to utilities for advanced metering and demand response.

Unified AMI enables a common network investment to serve complementary applications for consumers, enterprise, work force and grid. It also improves performance and functionality using interoperable components from best-in-class suppliers. 

“Our standards-based AMI solution is receiving strong utility participation and acceptance,” said Bill Vogel, Chief Executive Officer for Trilliant. “We are very pleased with the performance tests observed in several implementations and, as a result, we can now offer our utility clients a massively scalable system with a comprehensive set of Service Level Agreements”. 

This past spring, Hydro One began the installation of smart meters in southern Ontario; it expects to complete the installation of 1.3 million throughout its service territory by 2010. Hydro One’s initiative supports the Ontario Government’s targets and its desire to advance a conservation culture in the province. 

“Combining standards-based AMI with the leading wireless and broadband networks remains a strategic objective of Hydro One,” said Rick Stevens, Project Director for Hydro One. “We believe it will improve our net return on assets, secure our investment in the future, and will lead to improved consumer satisfaction, distribution productivity and system reliabiltiy.”