Electric, gas and water utilities have installed more than 5 million Sensus FlexNet communications system endpoints, the company announced. Sensus’ customers include large investor-owned utilities, small municipalities and rural electric cooperatives.
“We are pleased to see the growth in the number of system endpoints, as they are clear evidence of the rate of adoption of smart grid technologies by today’s leading utilities,” said Peter Mainz, CEO and president of Sensus. “To date, we have more than 200 utility customers that are either in the deployment phase or that have completed their deployment.”
With Sensus and its technologies, the ability to conserve energy and water becomes more easily attainable for both utilities and consumers, the company said.
“In addition to the operating and capital costs that our customers can reduce, these deployments can provide a significant environmental impact through CO2 emission reduction,” Mainz said. “These reductions are being realized by advanced meter reading as well as the adoption of conservation management by utilities and their customers.”
The FlexNet system offers 2 watts of power for the transmission of data, statistics and other usage information for utilities and consumers. The company also said its primary-use, FCC licensed spectrum provides a clear path for value added features, including customer education, conservation, utility application interfaces and integration with home area networks.