ABB has been selected to provide wireless network products and services to support the deployment of smart meters across the city of Memphis, Tennessee. The introduction of smart meters is expected to improve efficiency of electricity, water and gas supplies and mitigate loss and theft. The wireless network will support advanced metering infrastructure communications, covering a 750-square mile area.
“Our advanced wireless solution will support the deployment of smart metering infrastructure and enable more efficient distribution of electricity, water and gas to the citizens of Memphis,” said Massimo Danieli, managing director of ABB’s Grid Automation business unit, a part of the company’s Power Grids division. “This is another example of how ABB is facilitating the increased automation of power networks to enable a smarter grid – a key element of our next-level strategy.”
Editor’s Insights: Memphis Light, Gas and Water (MLGW) is the nation's largest three-service municipal utility, serving nearly 421,000 customers. As highlighted in a TDW May 12, 2016 news release, the meters for this five-year, $200 million multi-service project involving 1 million smart meters were supplied by Honeywell, who acquired Elster in Dec 2015.