Landis+Gyr, United Illuminating to extend advanced metering contract

Atlanta, May 2, 2012 — Landis+Gyr announced a five-year contract extension with The United Illuminating Co. to continue providing management of the utility's advanced metering network.

Landis+Gyr's previous contract with UI will now be extended for five years through 2024 and include more flexibility for the utility to use all data collected from the advanced meters, including advanced outage/event data and voltage data, to name a few.

This data will position UI to respond quickly to any advanced rate requirements, provide customers with enhanced electric usage information aimed to help customers better manage their energy usage, enable more robust storm and outage information and allow the utility to analyze the reliability and capacity of the grid.

UI has used Landis+Gyr's fixed network advanced metering system since 1999. In 2008, UI deployed a Gridstream RF two-way network and is now nearing 100K Landis+Gyr advanced meters.

Landis+Gyr provides UI with network management, hardware maintenance and data hosting services to support the utility's advanced metering network.

UI is the electric utility of UIL Holdings Corp. Headquartered in New Haven, Connecticut, UIL is a diversified energy delivery company serving more than 700,000 electric and natural gas utility customers in 66 communities across two states, with combined total assets of over $4 billion.

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