President & CEO
Santee Cooper ]Moncks Corner, SC, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- August 30, 2007 - South Carolina’s Santee Cooper will pay its residential customers who produce excess renewable energy through solar panels or other means and get it into the utility’s distribution system, thanks to a new net billing renewable energy initiative approved by Santee Cooper’s board of directors recently. Renewable energy-generating customers will also see their bills adjusted to reflect times when they are producing all, or a portion of, the energy they need and not drawing from Santee Cooper’s generation.
Tampa Electric]Tampa, FL, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- August 29, 2007 – The Florida Public Service Commission has granted approval to Tampa Electric, a regulated utility with both electric and gas divisions, to expand its current offerings of energy efficiency programs. The Energy Planner Program allows customers to make energy consumption decisions based on energy prices by using a programmable thermostat that is provided at no charge.
Country: New Hampshire
Product/Service: REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL FOR WATER METER REPLACEMENT AND AUTOMATED METER READING (AMR) DEPLOYMENT
Closing Date: 7 September 2007
Reference: TRAD 1685
[img:Alliant%20Energy.thumbnail.gif| ]Madison, WI, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- August 28, 2007 - Alliant Energy Corporation, an energy services provider with subsidiaries serving approximately 1 million electric and over 400,000 natural gas customers in the American Midwest, has selected the Sensus Metering Systems FlexNet AMI system to implement advanced metering infrastructure across its entire service territory. Subject to regulatory approvals, the deployment is set to begin in Wisconsin starting in the fourth quarter of 2007; it includes more than one million iCon smart electricity meters and 400,000 FlexNet AMI endpoints installed on existing natural gas meters.
“We performed a thorough evaluation of available technology and believe that FlexNet offers a core set of advantages that will enable us to cost effectively meet our aggressive near-term objectives, while positioning us to be able to offer beneficial advanced services and rate offerings to our customers in the future.” said Barb Siehr, Alliant Energy’s Vice President of Customer Service and Operations Support.
The FlexNet system will allow Alliant Energy to leverage its prior investment in an extensive array of communications towers already in place for voice communications. In addition, the primary licensed frequency in which the FlexNet system operates provides the most protection over the long term, and enables Alliant Energy to transmit at up to 2 watts of power, thus reducing the infrastructure needed to support its three state (54,000 sq. miles) service territory.
As a first step, the utility installed smart meters in all its customers home a few years ago, and has benefited from the improved data it obtains, which includes voltage and blink count, as well as monthly consumption. Monitoring the blink count allows utility personnel to identify possible problem areas in the grid. The meters have also proved invaluable in managing outages – in particular in the wake of Hurricane Isabel in 2003, when over 500,000 customers were without power.
Kenyon will report to Elster Integrated Solutions president Sharon Allan. He will be responsible for the operating performance of EIS for Australia, New Zealand and surrounding areas. He holds a degree in Computer Science from CAS, Adelaide, and has over 25 years of global management experience in a variety of leadership business roles including operation, product development, customer service and business development. Kenyon is a seasoned AMI/AMR veteran with over 17 years’ experience in this market, having served as managing director of Datamatic Asia Pacific and managing director of Itron Australasia prior to joining EIS.
Officer, Sensus]Peter Mainz has been appointed to the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer at Sensus Metering Systems. All metering and related communication systems businesses and all other businesses will report directly to him.
In March 2007 Mainz was appointed to the newly created and expanded role of Executive Vice President, Operations and Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Prior to that, he became V.P. of Finance in January 2003 and CFO upon completion of the acquisition of Invensys Metering Systems in December 2003. He was V.P. of Operations and Finance in Europe and Asia Pacific from 2001 to 2002, and held other senior financial positions with Sensus’s Metering Systems Division from 1999 to 2001.