RALEIGH, NC - September 1, 2009
The Oakville Hydro Corporation has selected Sensus, a leader in data collection and metering solutions for water, gas, and electric utilities, to power the next major milestone in the utility’s Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) initiative. Beginning in September the utility will deploy the Sensus FlexNet™ solution—a single-tier AMI system that provides reliable and flexible AMI fixed network service. The smart grid solution includes a dedicated, FCC licensed and protected communications network, with up to two watts of transmission power.
Sensus is a time-tested technology and communications company providing data collection and metering solutions for water, gas and electric utilities around the world. Sensus is a transforming force for the utilities of tomorrow through its ability to help customers optimize resources, as well as to meet conservation and customer service objectives Sensus customers rely on the Company for expert, reliable service in order to meet challenges and exceed goals.
Hydro Corporation Oakville Hydro Corporation is a recognized leader in the Electricity Distribution, Energy Services and Communications sectors. It serves the electrical energy and communications needs of residential, commercial and industrial customers in one of the most desirable communities in Canada through its three integrated divisions: Oakville Hydro Electricity Distribution Inc., Oakville Hydro Energy Services Inc. and Blink Communications Inc.
FlexNet provides the utility industry’s most reliable and flexible two-way AMI fixed network. Utility customers benefit from the dependable, mission-critical performance of a dedicated, primary-use, FCC licensed and protected communications network combined with ANSI compliant metering, IP-based wide area communications, open standards home area networking, advanced smart grid products, and IP-based information systems. Sensus delivers timely and accurate AMI communications through crystal-clear and massively redundant RF data paths with double the RF power of competing systems. This empowers utilities to communicate with a complete range of endpoint devices including smart water, gas and electric meters, intelligent home devices, and distribution automation equipment in any mix of rural and urban terrain. Forward-thinking utilities confidently choose FlexNet to provide a single-technology solution that reduces cost, mitigates technology risk, enables pricing flexibility and demand response, and improves operational efficiency.
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