LIPA selects Landis+Gyr for smart grid demonstration project

Atlanta, April 11, 2012 — Long Island Power Authority selected Landis+Gyr to deploy a smart grid demonstration project that will test consumer response to dynamic pricing signals, as well as the scalability of smart grid technology in the Route 110 corridor located in Farmingdale, N.Y. which is part of LIPA's service territory.

The project includes deployment of Landis+Gyr's Gridstream RF smart grid network, along with advanced meters and in-home energy displays to consumers in the town of Farmingdale on Long Island, N.Y.

The project area, which includes the Farmingdale State College campus, was chosen because it is representative of LIPA's customer base in terms of demand levels and percentage of residential versus commercial customers.

LIPA and its partners, Stony Brook University and Farmingdale State College, received a Smart Grid Investment Grant from the Department of Energy to fund the project. They are using this demonstration project to provide a comprehensive assessment of the benefits of smart grid technology.

In addition to advanced metering, the utility is interested in solutions to automate and control distribution devices. Deployment of the Gridstream network and advanced meters is scheduled to be completed by June of 2012.

Gridstream RF technology uses a highly versatile and proven radio mesh network to communicate with meters, in-premise devices and distribution automation equipment. Gridstream devices use the Smart Energy Profile standard to enable communication with smart appliances and in-home units. This technology is currently being deployed to millions of residential and commercial sites across North America.

Based in Uniondale, NY, LIPA is a non-profit municipal electric provider that owns and operates the retail electric transmission and distribution system on Long Island and provides electric service to more than 1.1 million customers in Nassau and Suffolk counties and the Rockaway Peninsula in Queens. LIPA is the second largest municipal electric utility in the nation in terms of electric revenues, third largest in terms of customers served and the seventh largest in terms of electricity delivered.

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