City selects Cellnet for water, gas metering system

The City of Enumclaw, WA, has awarded Cellnet a 15 year managed service contract to provide on-demand, wireless meter reading for 5,200 water and 3,800 gas customers. Under terms of the agreement, Cellnet is deploying radio frequency endpoints to customer meters and will read them from the same wireless fixed network that currently supports the Puget Sound Energy electric metering program...

ATLANTA, GA, March 15, 2007 -- The city of Enumclaw, WA, has awarded Cellnet a 15 year managed service contract to provide on-demand, wireless meter reading for 5,200 water and 3,800 gas customers. The City of Enumclaw is located approximately one hour from Seattle in the foothills of Mount Rainier.

Under terms of the agreement, Cellnet is deploying radio frequency endpoints to customer meters and will read them from the same wireless fixed network that currently supports the Puget Sound Energy electric metering program. The Enumclaw selection gives Cellnet continued momentum in its ongoing effort to expand its three-service electric, gas, and water metering programs for municipalities across the United States.

Enumclaw Mayor John Wise remarked, "The Cellnet advanced metering program supports our city government mission of delivering cost-effective and responsible services to our citizens while also helping us all enhance community well-being through more efficient management of gas and water resources."

Cellnet offers flexibility to municipalities and utilities seeking to deploy metering solutions. As it does for Enumclaw, the company offers a hosted service solution where it builds, owns and operates the system while providing ongoing, fully outsourced services. Cellnet offers additional options to build and transfer operations to customers over time as well as a sale option where the company or one its certified partners provides training for a municipality or utility to install and fully own and operate the system.

Cellnet chairman Cameron O'Reilly remarked, "We are pleased to welcome The City of Enumclaw to the rapidly growing Cellnet customer community. Municipal governments across the United States are looking to advanced metering solutions to lower cost, improve service and provide better environmental outcomes to their citizens. With a proven, three-service, advanced metering solution and a consolidated communications infrastructure for intelligent grid programs, Cellnet is uniquely positioned to support the needs of municipalities large and small."

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