Aclara Meters won a contract by Consolidated Edison Co. of NY Inc. and Orange and Rockland Utilities Inc., both regulated operating companies of Consolidated Edison Inc. to supply electric smart meters for an advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) project covering New York City and Westchester County, and Orange & Rockland counties.
Pending regulatory approval by the New York Public Service Commission, Aclara Meters will provide electric smart meters that will connect 3.9 million customers to the new AMI system. These meters feature technology that will enable Con Edison and O&R to optimize voltage levels, reduce manual meter-reading, reduce energy consumption and minimize greenhouse gas emissions.
Importantly, the electric smart meters benefit customers by enhancing network reliability and enabling the utilities' outage management systems to automatically detect problems and determine the scope and location of outages to speed restoration of service.
Awarding of the contract comes about two months after the acquisition of Aclara Meters, GE Energy Management's Grid Solutions electricity meters business, by Aclara Technologies, a supplier of smart infrastructure technologies to electric, water and gas utilities globally.
"We are proud that Aclara Meters has been selected by one of the largest and leading utilities in the United States to provide advanced metering technology to one of the largest systems in the country. Aclara Meters is known for its leading edge meters and its team has worked tirelessly to secure this contract," said Ed Myszka, Senior Vice President – Meters, of Aclara.