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Deal watch: Texas electric cooperative buys Aclara AMI solution

US advanced metering infrastructure supplier Aclara Technologies is closing the year with a deal for its power line communications system. Texas-based Lamar County Electric Cooperative Association (ECA) announced this week that it has ordered the eTWACS...
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AMI company Aclara enters smart infrastructure solution market

Utility software provider Aclara Technologies has launched a new data management system. 'Intelligent Infrastructure: Data, Efficiency, Analytics and Services' or iiDEAS is aimed at electric, water and gas utilities. The smart infrastructure solution (SIS) provides a platform...
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Aclara offers end to end AMI service for water utilities

US tech company Aclara Technologies is offering a new end-to-end service for water utilities wanting to deploy an advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) strategy. With the Aclara Platinum Services, the company will design, deploy and maintain...

iiDEAS operational data management solution and new wins for Aclara

The iiDEAS operational data management solution has been introduced by Aclara, along with announcements of new industry wins for the company’s electric and water AMI and data management solutions. The iiDEAS solution is aimed to...

Palatka Gas Authority to implement Aclara STAR Network advanced metering infrastructure

[img:logo.thumbnail_3.gif| ]Palatka, FL and Cleveland, OH, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- September 26, 2012 - Florida’s Palatka Gas Authority is implementing the STAR Network advanced metering infrastructure to automatically read the 3,500 commercial and residential natural gas meters that the company serves.

Palatka Gas Authority chose the radio frequency-based fixed network to improve service as well as reduce costs. In addition, the new system will allow more frequent and flexible meter reading. Today, gas meters are read according to a monthly schedule, and bills are sent out on a schedule based on when the meter is read.

Sacramento Municipal Utility District to deploy Aclara consumer engagement solution

[img:FrankieM_0.jpg|Frankie McDermott,
Director Customer
Services, SMUD
]Sacramento, CA and St Louis, MO, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- September 12, 2012 - Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) is to deploy Aclara’s consumer engagement software platform, in order to increase energy literacy, engagement, and related behavioral changes that help customers understand and manage energy usage and costs.

Twin Valleys Public Power District to deploy Aclara’s demand response management system

[img:PGE%20CRM%20(Custom).thumbnail.jpg| ]Cambridge, NE and St. Louis, MO, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- May 1, 2012 - Nebraska's Twin Valleys Public Power District (TVPPD) is to deploy Aclara’s TWACS and Demand Response Management System (DRMS) technologies, to provide a single, fully integrated platform for demand response, advanced metering and data collection, and power system management.

Cuming County Public Power District deploys Aclara demand response system

[img:Elwood.thumbnail.jpg|Elwood Moore,
General Manager,
CCPPD
]West Point, NE and St Louis, MO, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- April 10, 2012 - Nebraska’s Cuming County Public Power District (CCPPD) is to deploy Aclara’s Demand Response Management System (DRMS) to expand the load control capabilities of its existing TWACS network infrastructure.

The DRMS will enable CCPPD to dramatically improve upon its traditional load control model with flexible demand response capabilities and powerful analytics through a unified command-and-control center. With DRMS, CCPPD will be able to gain control of irrigation loads, automatically initiate and terminate events in response to signals from its wholesale power provider, and maintain load levels based on a pre-defined threshold.

Strategic alliance between Calico Energy and Aclara

[img:BradK.thumbnail.jpg|Brad Kitterman,
President, Aclara
]Seattle, WA and St. Louis, MO, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- January 20, 2012 - Calico Energy Services and Aclara have announced a strategic partnership to provide an integrated set of advanced load control, analytics, and demand response solutions to utilities.

Through the partnership, Aclara will utilize Calico’s software systems to create a Demand Response Management System (DRMS), which will provide the ability to perform forecasting, baselining and settlement. The Aclara DRMS will offer the integration capabilities provided by Calico’s Enterprise Service Bus to help utility customers mine information from and interact with a broad range of data sources, devices, and applications throughout an energy ecosystem.

Southern California Gas Co. selects Aclara for AMI technology deployment

[img:Vic%20Richey.thumbnail.JPG|Vic Richey,
Chairman & CEO,
Aclara
]St Louis, MO, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- May 24, 2011 - Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) is to deploy Aclara’s advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) solution and utility data management software to its approximately six million residential and most commercial natural gas customers throughout its service territory.

The project was approved by the California Public Utility Commission (CPUC) in April 2010.

When completed, it will represent North America’s only fully integrated meter-to-consumer AMI system used by a natural gas-only utility.

The system, which comprises an integrated hardware, software and network architecture solution, will provide operational efficiencies to the utility, while engaging consumers to fully understand their natural gas consumption and related conservation opportunities.

“Our AMI solutions and extensive experience with large scale deployments make Aclara uniquely qualified to support SoCalGas in its efforts to improve operational efficiency and customer service, while proactively educating consumers on the benefits of reducing energy consumption,” commented Vic Richey, chairman and chief executive officer.

The project is expected to begin in 2012, with SoCalGas building out the AMI network infrastructure and installing the meter data management software. Then in 2013, significant ramp up is anticipated with the installation of the AMI metering devices.

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