Elster selected for multi-utility metering project in Texas

The city of Georgetown, Texas has chosen Elster's EnergyAxis for its system-wide, multi-utility meter replacement project.

After a successful pilot, Georgetown will deploy Elster's EnergyAxis solution throughout its service territory and install 21,000 Elster water meters and 21,000 Elster electricity meters. The turnkey project is expected to be completed by May 2013.

In addition to providing Georgetown's new metering solution, Elster will also work with partners Hometown Connections, the utility services unit of the American Public Power Association (APPA), Texas Meter and Device and Wesco Distribution to develop a tailor-made solution for the city of Georgetown.

For the last 10 years, the city of Georgetown operated a one-way fixed network system. Now, with Elster's EnergyAxis, the city of Georgetown will have a comprehensive multi-utility metering and communications infrastructure capable of improving customer service through usage monitoring, which allows the customer to efficiently understand how much energy consumption is being used.

Communication between the meters and the system software will enable the city to reduce operational costs and minimize outage management response time.

Elster's EnergyAxis will also provide consumers with more flexibility in managing electricity and water consumption. Increased visibility into energy and water usage will enable Georgetown residents to better monitor and manage utility consumption and costs.

Elster has more than 200 million metering devices deployed over the course of the last 10 years. It sells its products and services in more than 130 countries across electricity, gas, water and multi-utility applications for residential, commercial and industrial, and transmission and distribution applications.

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