Southern Company, one of the largest electric providers in the US southeast, has signed a contract with Sensus Metering Systems to provide 4.3 million customers with Sensus’ FlexNet™ AMI (advanced metering infrastructure) solution.
The FlexNet system will read meters remotely and provide new data that will lead to electricity pricing options for Southern Company customers.
This contract comes after years of teamwork between Southern Company and Sensus to achieve the most technologically sound, customerfriendly AMI across the Southern Company service territory. Southern Company played an integral role in the development of Sensus’ FlexNet AMI solution by providing customer input and trials on both the Sensus iCon meter and the FlexNet communications technology that powers the system.
The Southern Company decision came after successful large scale trial deployments of FlexNet involving more than 100,000 customer locations covering over 3,000 square miles at Alabama Power and Georgia Power.