Two-way RF load control smart grid compatible device launched


Atlanta, GA, U.S.A. — (METERING.COM) — January 29, 2009 – A two-way load control device for Landis+Gyr smart grid mesh networks is now commercially available.

Manufactured by Corporate Systems Engineering in Indianapolis, IN, the device is compatible with the Landis+Gyr RF mesh network for advanced metering and distribution automation. Applications include balancing renewable generation, such as wind and solar.

“With the tremendous increase of interest in demand response, energy efficiency and integrated measurement and verification, utilities are turning to seamless integration of two-way load control for their advanced metering initiatives,” said Michelle Mindala-Freeman, vice president of product marketing at Landis+Gyr.

“As utilities look to fund deployments of smart grid and advanced metering technologies, two-way verifiable load control provides a tremendous economic advantage to business plans that include demand response,” commented Steve Taylor, president and CEO for Corporate Systems Engineering.

Key advantages of the device are the utility’s ability to rapidly verify operation, establish baseline load profiles, and easily bridge to home area networks for consumer-deployed demand response.
The device supports multiple local and remote relays for controlling additional loads at a single location. Additionally, the central control software provides multiple command and scheduling options, including direct cycling, direct curtailment, grouping and scheduled cycling.