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Sensus FlexNet Communication System to Benefit Iowa’s Power Grid

Technology helps deliver a modernized grid for Alliant Energy

(Click to Tweet) – Sensus, a Xylem brand, will help strengthen the power grid in Iowa through a new agreement with Alliant Energy Corp. The companies entered into an agreement to add the Sensus FlexNet® communication system to Alliant Energy’s power grid and natural gas system in Iowa over a three-year period.

The project represents one of Sensus’ largest communication system deployments in the U.S. and includes network deployment, electric and gas meter equipment and installation, and software installation. The project will also update the software for Alliant Energy’s Wisconsin energy company, which already has the FlexNet system.

“The Sensus communication system is foundational to building a smarter power grid in Iowa,” said Linda Mattes, vice president of customer operations. “The technology will improve service to our customers, provide better data to operate our system and position us for future customer options.”

“Providing solutions that address our customers’ needs, so they in turn can better serve their own customers, is our top priority,” said Xylem President and CEO Patrick Decker. “We’re very pleased to expand our relationship with Alliant Energy, bringing the benefits that our advanced metering and communication technologies provide to more customers. Our Sensus FlexNet communication system continues to be the network of choice because of its proven ability to connect multiple applications in a secure, reliable and cost-effective environment.”

The two-way FlexNet network enables utilities to collect, deliver, manage and analyze data in near real time.

Summary:
  • Alliant Energy will add the Sensus FlexNet system to its power grid and natural gas system in Iowa over a three-year period.
  • The project will also update the software for Alliant Energy’s Wisconsin energy company, which already has the FlexNet system.
  • The two-way FlexNet network enables utilities to collect, deliver, manage and analyze data in near real time.

The Sensus communication system is foundational to building a smarter power grid in Iowa.

Linda Mattes

Vice President of Customer Operations, Alliant Energy Corp.

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