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Texas Municipal Utility to Deploy Landis+Gyr Smart Grid System

Landis+Gyr has been selected by CPS Energy to deploy its Gridstream smart grid solution for its more than one million electric and natural gas customers in San Antonio, Texas.

CPS Energy plans to begin the deployment of the Landis+Gyr Gridstream RF technology, including advanced meters and supporting network infrastructure, later this year with a goal to complete the work by 2015. Gridstream RF is a two-way mesh network that delivers advanced metering, distribution automation and personal energy management communications.

Based in San Antonio, Texas, CPS Energy provides electric service to 707,000 customers and natural gas service to 322,000 customers in and surrounding the U.S.'s 17th-largest city. The utility is a leader in alternative energy generation, including wind and solar.

"CPS Energy's investment in Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) over the next several years will be the technological foundation for our smart grid," said Anthony Hawkins, CPS Energy Director of System Measurement & Technology. "The information derived from AMI will improve operational efficiency and reliability as well as empower consumers to manage their energy use and make more informed decisions in future years."

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