Clay Electric Selects Landis+Gyr for AMI Deployment Utility set to deploy advanced, IPv6 network platform for metering and grid intelligence
Landis+Gyr, a global leader in transforming the way energy is delivered and managed, announced that Clay Electric Cooperative has selected the Gridstream® AMI solution providing an RF mesh IP network platform capable of connecting meters and intelligent devices across the utility's service territory.
Clay Electric is one of the largest cooperatives in America, serving more than 170,000 members in north central Florida. With over 13,000 miles of distribution lines to manage, the utility is deploying AMI technology to improve customer service, outage management and overall efficiency.
"Our advanced metering project is focused on enhancing member services and improving operational efficiency," said Toby Moss, Director of Information and Communication Technology at Clay Electric Cooperative. "Included in that is the ability to offer prepay and other billing options to customers, as well as improve outage response and system maintenance."
Landis+Gyr's RF mesh network provides IPv6 capable endpoints and intelligent routers that offer flexible communication options for connecting with a variety of energy management equipment, such as load management devices, streetlight controllers, distribution automation devices and home area network equipment.
Clay Electric plans to begin deploying the network infrastructure and 173,000 new meters this summer, with a goal of completing the project in 2019.
"This project showcases the strength of our communications network for both rural and urban applications," said Tim Weidenbach, Senior Vice President of Sales and Customer Operations for Landis+Gyr. "We look forward to working with Clay Electric to strengthen their customer service programs and overall grid reliability."
Landis+Gyr is the leading global provider of integrated energy management solutions for the utility sector. Offering the broadest portfolio of products and services to address complex industry challenges, the company delivers comprehensive solutions for the foundation of a smarter grid including; smart metering, distribution network sensing and automation tools, load control, analytics and energy storage. Landis+Gyr operates in 31 countries across five continents as an independent growth platform of the Toshiba Corporation (TKY:6502) and is also 40% owned by the Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ). With annualized sales of more than US$1.5 billion, the company employs 5,700 people with the sole mission of helping the world manage energy better. More information is available at landisgyr.com.
About Clay Electric Cooperative
Clay Electric Cooperative is an incorporated, member-owned, not-for-profit electric power supplier. The co-op was chartered in 1937. Headquartered in Keystone Heights, Fla., Clay Electric Co-op is one of the largest in the United States, serving approximately 170,000 member-owned accounts in 14 counties. The cooperative has six district offices: Keystone Heights, Orange Park, Lake City, Gainesville, Salt Springs and Palatka.