• Enables utilities to reduce operating costs and carbon footprints
RALEIGH, NC, Jan. 26, 2010 -- Electric, gas, and water utilities have installed more than five million Sensus FlexNet™ communications system endpoints the company announced today. Sensus' customers include large Investor Owned Utilities, small municipalities, and rural electric cooperatives.
"We are pleased to see the growth in the number of system endpoints as they are clear evidence of the rate of adoption of smart grid technologies by today's leading utilities," says Peter Mainz, CEO and President of Sensus. "To date, we have more than 200 utility customers that are either in the deployment phase or that have completed their deployment."
With Sensus and its technologies, the ability to conserve energy and water becomes more easily attainable for both utilities and consumers. Reliable information technology allows utilities to make confident decisions about their infrastructure network, and allows the consumer to participate in energy usage and conservation decisions.
"In addition to the operating and capital costs that our customers can reduce, these deployments can provide a significant environmental impact through CO2 emission reduction. These reductions are being realized by advanced meter reading as well as the adoption of conservation management by utilities and their customers," says Mainz.
The FlexNet system offers an industry-leading 2 watts of power for the transmission of data, statistics, and other usage information for utilities and consumers. Its primary-use FCC licensed spectrum provides a clear path for value added features, including customer education, conservation, utility application interfaces, and integration with home area networks.
Sensus is a time-tested technology and communications company providing data collection and metering solutions for water, gas and electric utilities around the world. Sensus is a transforming force for the utilities of tomorrow through its ability to help customers optimize resources, as well as to meet conservation and customer service objectives. Sensus customers rely on the Company for expert, reliable service in order to meet challenges and exceed goals. For more information, visit www.sensus.com.