Raleigh, NC, U.S.A. — (METERING.COM) — January 28, 2010 – Electric, gas, and water utilities ranging from large investor owned utilities to small municipalities and rural electric cooperatives have installed more than five million Sensus FlexNet™ communications system endpoints, the company has announced.
“We are pleased to see the growth in the number of system endpoints as they are clear evidence of the rate of adoption of smart grid technologies by today’s leading utilities,” commented Peter Mainz, CEO and president of Sensus. “To date, we have more than 200 utility customers that are either in the deployment phase or that have completed their deployment.”
The FlexNet system offers 2 W of power for the transmission of data, statistics, and other usage information for utilities and consumers. Its primary-use FCC licensed spectrum provides a clear path for value added features, including customer education, conservation, utility application interfaces, and integration with home area networks.
In addition to the reduced operating and capital costs, these deployments can provide a significant environmental impact through CO2 emission reduction, Mainz continued. “These reductions are being realized by advanced meter reading as well as the adoption of conservation management by utilities and their customers.”