Advanced metering benefits from a contracted service
For some utilities, the smart choice is to contract the management and maintenance of advanced metering networks. Landis+Gyr has the experience and know-how that comes from operating the largest advanced metering network in the country. The company manages hardware, software and data for more than 13 million metering endpoints on a contract basis, providing fixed-network support for electric, gas and water meter communications. In addition to interval metering data, these networks also deliver applications such as demand management, distribution automation and home area networks.
As part of the Managed Smart Grid Service program, utilities can choose what level of support and asset ownership model best fits their needs, from fully contracted to a mixed ownership model.
Managed systems benefits include:
- Regional operations centers that provide installation management and logistics, ongoing meter maintenance, and disaster recovery services – often on a turnkey or performance basis.
- A seamless, self-healing and full two-way solution for our customers.
- On-time data and system operation performance that goes above and beyond industry standards, such as off-cycle reads, move in/move out reads, verification reads, usage monitoring, dynamic pricing, tamper outage, and restoration notification.
- The system can be configured to support basic consumption, time-of-use, demand, and load profile applications, including real-time pricing. Our managed network services allow utilities to have one service provider across their entire customer base that is cost efficient with improved meter reading ability.