Partnership between Cooper Power Systems and ELO Sistemas Eletrí´nicos for smart grid solutions for Latin America


Waukesha, WI, U.S.A. and Porto Alegre, Brazil — (METERING.COM) — June 8, 2012 – Cooper Power Systems and ELO Sistemas Eletrônicos are partnering to combine the former’s Yukon advanced energy services software platform and AMI communications technology with the latter’s smart meters to develop new solutions for Latin America to reduce losses, improve power quality, and provide customer incentives.

The Yukon platform offers utilities a suite of integrated applications including advanced metering infrastructure, demand response, integrated volt/var management, self-healing grid, and substation automation for optimized system control, and has been used within the electrical industry for more than 20 years.

The two companies have begun working to integrate ELO single and polyphase smart meters with integrated Cooper Power Systems AMI communications technology. These advanced smart meter solutions are expected to be ready for pilots in 2012 in preparation for volume rollouts beginning in 2013.

“Latin American utilities are about to begin the wholesale adoption of smart grid technologies with the installation of 67 million smart meters in Brazil,” said Marcos Rizzo, ELO vice president of business development. “Partnering with an established smart grid player like Cooper Power Systems allows ELO to go to market immediately with the complete smart grid solution that these forward-thinking utilities are demanding.”