St. Louis, October 17, 2011 — The town of Culpeper, Va. has chosen Aclara to provide a total advanced metering infrastructure solution for electric and water meters. Aclara is part of the Utility Solutions Group of ESCO Technologies Inc.
Culpeper's new AMI system will deliver remote meter reading to 5,000 electric and 6,400 water customers. It will employ Aclara's TWACS power-line technology for reading electric meters as well as its STAR Network system for water meters.
In addition, Aclara will supply enterprise meter-data-management (MDM) and consumer-engagement solutions to Culpeper. A web portal will provide access directly to usage data, allowing the town to better service its customers.
Culpeper also will employ Aclara solutions to manage and restore services after power outages, control usage during peak electric demand, and implement acoustic leak detection to find water losses in the distribution system.