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City of Longmont Agrees to Advanced Metering Contract

Jan. 21, 2022
Longmont Power and Communications, the city’s utility, will install Landis+Gyr’s Gridstream Connect IoT platform with Revelo advanced meters to support its energy management program.

Landis+Gyr has announced an agreement with the city of Longmont in Colorado to support the city’s grid modernization and energy efficiency initiatives with advanced metering technology that delivers efficiency, reliability and customer engagement.

“Longmont has been working to draw more of our electricity from renewable sources, but it’s also important to make the best, most efficient use of the power we have,” said Dave Hornbacher, executive director, Longmont Power & Communications. “As Longmont becomes a more sustainable community, tools like this enable our efforts to achieve the goal of a 100% renewable energy electric community by the year 2030 and provide our customers with more information than ever to manage their energy usage while also adding further dependability to an electric service that’s already among the most reliable in the nation.”

Longmont Power and Communications (LPC) will begin the project this spring with the initial 500 meters, while approximately 46,000 Revelo meters are expected to be installed by the end of 2023. Revelo is an industry-first smart meter that can sample streaming waveform data to detect faults, anomalies, and energy data on both the line and supply side of the meter. The meter’s advanced computing capabilities, which enable machine learning and onboard information processing, are designed to improve grid stability and management of distributed energy resources.

Over the next three years, LPC plans to offer increased digital access to data and energy saving incentives for utility customers. At the same time, the Gridstream network will be used to manage power quality, outage detection and response, and process automation.

“Adding intelligence and communication capabilities to the electric grid is a crucial first step in being able to transition toward clean energy resources while maintaining affordable and reliable electricity for homes and businesses,” said Jay Lasseter, vice-president of industry and growth at Landis+Gyr. “We look forward to supporting Longmont Power & Communications’ grid modernization goals with advanced metering, networking and data management systems that improve efficiency and foster the development of new services for customers.”

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