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CFE Selects Elster's EnergyAxis Smart Grid Solution to Deliver Operational Efficiencies

The Federal Electricity Commission (CFE), Mexico's state power company, has successfully integrated Elster's EnergyAxis Management System (EA_MS) with CFE's customer information and billing systems to provide additional operational efficiencies for the utility.

Elster is the first and only AMI provider to have received a Certificate of Compliance from CFE, which certifies the integration of its two-way EnergyAxis system with CFE's enterprise system.

The two-way integration allows CFE to automate its data collection process, detect non-technical losses, improve customer service and execute remote disconnections more quickly and cost effectively.

Enabled by EnergyAxis, CFE is currently reading residential and commercial meters remotely. The Elster technology provides CFE with the capability to efficiently and remotely interrupt service on overdue accounts and to promptly reconnect service once an overdue account balance is paid. CFE customers can now reconnect their service immediately by paying their bill at any CFE ATM machine located throughout Mexico.

CFE has successfully deployed eight EnergyAxis Systems throughout Mexico, making the EnergyAxis solution the largest two-way AMI system currently deployed in the country, with more connected endpoints than any other system.

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