Landis+Gyr has announced a contract with Pepco Holdings, Inc. to supply the major portion of the smart meters for use in the deployment of PHI's advanced metering infrastructure in the state of Delaware, with flexibility to expand usage of the smart meters in other areas of PHI's service territory.
Under the agreement, the Washington D.C.-based utility plans to deploy the Landis+Gyr FOCUS family of advanced metering infrastructure smart meters for residential, industrial and commercial customers throughout Delaware.
"PHI's vision is to change the relationship we have with our customers," said Joseph M. Rigby, president and chief executive officer of PHI. "With new digital smart meters and the smart grid, PHI's utilities will be able to provide up-to-date energy information and tools that will help our customers manage their energy use and costs."
Landis+Gyr's electric meter contract is part of PHI's smart meter rollout, which is designed to first bring advanced metering technology to its entire Delaware customer base. Regulatory approval has already been secured. PHI is also currently undergoing regulatory review for further AMI deployment in Maryland, New Jersey and Washington D.C. Landis+Gyr will work on this project with partner Silver Spring Networks, provider of the communications solution. Smart meters typically account for a significant portion of the total cost of a typical AMI rollout.