Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. has contracted Ambient to provide application development and communications equipment to replace discontinued technology for commercial and industrial metering. Following a year of testing and a successful pilot, this contract award signals the acceptance of the Ambient solution for a roll-out to further locations across the New York City area.
"Consolidated Edison needed a solution to interface with Commercial and Industrial (C&I) meters at remote customer premises to collect and transmit data directly to their control center. Ambient's Smart Grid Nodes were selected due to their ability to meet all the specified criteria," stated David Masters, Ambient's Chief Technology Officer. "In addition, Ambient developed an application hosted locally on our node to collect, store, and transmit data from the meters."
Ambient Corporation helps utilities modernize the grid with IP-based networking products and applications that integrate and connect existing and future grid assets on a secure, flexible, and scalable smart grid communications platform. Ambient's Smart Grid Node family enables real-time data communication for multiple applications, in parallel: smart metering, distribution automation, power quality monitoring for voltage optimization, and more.