Landis+Gyr has announced an agreement with Jones-Onslow EMC to supply advanced metering and intelligent grid network technology in support of the utility's grid modernization program.
Jones-Onslow EMC, a rural electric cooperative based in Jacksonville, North Carolina, provides electric service to more than 75,000 members and a portion of the Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base. The utility's coastal location and growing membership make infrastructure planning and reliability improvements a priority.
"Our objective is to continually improve service for our members and updating our infrastructure plays a large role in this," said Aaron Spencer, AMI Project Lead at Jones-Onslow EMC. "By adding intelligent devices and advanced metering to the grid, we will be able to improve outage response, more easily locate areas in need of maintenance and become more efficient overall."
The utility will deploy Landis+Gyr's Gridstream AMI solution, which includes an RF mesh network capable of communicating with a variety of intelligent sensors and devices, along with 80,000 advanced meters. In addition to metering, the solution is capable of supporting functions ranging from distribution automation and streetlight management to load control, advanced grid analytics and consumer engagement.