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ConEd Orders Aclara Smart Meters for AMI Project

ConEd Orders Aclara Smart Meters for AMI Project

Project Will Enhance Utility Operations and Improve Customer Experience; Contract Win Follows Acquisition of GE Meters Business by Aclara in December 2015

Aclara Meters has been awarded a contract by Consolidated Edison Company of NY, Inc. and Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc. to supply electric smart meters for an Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) project covering New York City and Westchester County, and Orange & Rockland counties.

Pending regulatory approval by the New York Public Service Commission, Aclara Meters will provide electric smart meters that will connect 3.9 million customers to the new AMI system. These meters feature technology that will enable Con Edison and O&R to optimize voltage levels, reduce manual meter-reading, reduce energy consumption and minimize greenhouse gas emissions.

Importantly, the electric smart meters benefit customers by enhancing network reliability and enabling the utilities' outage management systems to automatically detect problems and determine the scope and location of outages to speed restoration of service.

Awarding of the contract comes approximately two months after the acquisition of Aclara Meters, GE Energy Management's Grid Solutions electricity meters business, by Aclara Technologies LLC.


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