Groton Utilities selects Sensus FlexNet AMI
The City Council of Groton, CT, has approved a contract for a pilot installation of the FlexNet Advanced Metering solution. Groton Utilities is a municipal utility serving 12,000 electricity and 7,000 water customers in Groton and 3,000 electric customers in Bozrah, Connecticut. The new system will allow Groton Utilities to read electric and water meters without having to send a meter reader to the customers' location...
RALEIGH, NC, March 24, 2008 -- The City Council of Groton, Connecticut has approved a contract for a pilot installation of the FlexNet Advanced Metering solution. Groton Utilities is a municipal utility serving 12,000 electricity and 7,000 water customers in Groton and 3,000 electric customers in Bozrah, Connecticut. Groton Utilities, serving over 35,000 consumers, is an innovative and creative service provider of electric, water, cable, phone and internet services.
"The Sensus FlexNet system met our objective, which was to find the best technology for the price when adding Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) to our utility system." said Herbert Cummings of Groton Utilities. "We conducted a two-year search and carefully evaluated a number of systems. One outstanding feature of FlexNet is the minimal infrastructure required and the added advantage of using existing Groton water tower assets for the needed communications infrastructure. The system will allow us to read electric and water meters without having to send a meter reader to the customers' location, and in the future, gives Groton Utilities the ability to provide other services to customers such as time of day rates and load control to help customers reduce their bills."
Key to the reliability of the FlexNet communications system is the FCC licensed dedicated frequency owned by Sensus Metering Systems. This Primary-Use license provides crystal clear transmissions in an uninterrupted, undisturbed path that has up to double the power of competing systems. Only FlexNet customers can be confident in reliable data delivery from a dedicated radio frequency.
"Over the 2-year evaluation period, it became apparent that we were working with a very forwarding thinking and progressive organization. We are extremely pleased that our FlexNet solution will be a part of Groton Utilities cutting edge, customer-focused services," said Phil Franklin, Manager Strategic Accounts at Sensus Metering Systems.
The Sensus Metering Systems companies are leading providers of high-value metering, Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) and Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) system solutions for water, gas, electric and heat utilities; as well as sub-metering entities worldwide.
Groton Utilities is a municipally owned and operated utility providing electric, water, cable television and internet services.