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Elster Ships Millionth AMI System Smart Meter

Elster has shipped its millionth EnergyAxis System smart meter. The EnergyAxis System is an advanced metering infrastructure that uses state-of-the-art two-way communications to manage installed devices and retrieve related metering information. It is the most widely deployed AMI system in North America featuring a true two-way RF network—a technology of choice among utility companies.

The milestone meter was shipped to Salt River Project (SRP), the third largest public power utility in the United States and the largest supplier of electricity and water to the greater Phoenix, Arizona area.

"We are excited to be the recipient of Elster’s millionth EnergyAxis System smart meter,” remarked John Soethe, manager of revenue cycle services for SRP. “The EnergyAxis System has worked well for us and we continue to deploy REX meters in areas of high customer turnover, areas of concern for employee safety, and for access issues. Operating efficiencies realized in the back office and in the field make this technology very attractive.”

System installations span the globe with deployments in North America, Central America, Australia, New Zealand, and the Caribbean ranging from high density metropolitan environments to lightly populated areas including remote rural villages in Alaska. A high concentration of EnergyAxis System smart meters are also deployed throughout Toronto, Ontario to meet the requirements of the government of Ontario’s Smart Metering Initiative.

The EnergyAxis System’s open and interoperable architecture enables utilities to improve revenue cycle services, customer service, delivery reliability and workforce utilization, as well as implement demand response and conservation programs, and reduce non-technical losses. The system supports electricity, water, and gas and features a flexible, standards-based architecture that is highly adaptable for future applications and communication technologies.

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