Aclara nets contracts for AMI technology

Aclara Technologies LLC announced that six rural electric cooperatives, comprising nearly 64,000 end points, signed agreements to use its eTWACS advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) technology.

Aclara is exhibiting in booth #1437 at this year’s DistribuTECH Conference & Exhibition, a premier distribution automation event that brings together nearly 10,000 utility executives, distribution engineers, product manufacturers and industry experts from more than 50 countries.

In addition, one investor-owned utility has signed an agreement to use Aclara’s Asset Data Management solution as a repository to track nearly four million new and existing end points. Aclara is part of the Utility Solutions Group of ESCO Technologies Inc. and a provider of intelligent infrastructure technologies for water, gas and electric utilities serving a wide spectrum of customers large and small.

eTWACS employs existing power-line infrastructure to deliver industry-leading read rates over 99 percent, as reported by customers. Its technology seamlessly integrates into existing substations without adding additional points of failure to the system, such as towers, repeaters or line conditioners.

Aclara’s Asset Data Management solution performs numerous invaluable functions, such as tracking new and outdated metering equipment, scanning and printing barcode labels for increased speed and improved accuracy, configuring and controlling calibration equipment, and collecting data and validating test results.

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