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Improving Utility Performance Through Analytics: Market Research Report

Together with Utility Analytics Institute (UAI), Sensus surveyed utilities across the board and found some common ground around their biggest business and operating challenges today, and how data and analytics can help them counter these while increasing value across the enterprise. Utilities are an industry at odds. Behind in necessary investments to replace dated infrastructure assets and IT systems, they also must usher in a new way of doing business. The utility customer is demanding more flexibility, choice and an overall better user experience. Operations and investments need to be guided by predictive insights that can identify problems before they occur.

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Building Intelligence Into Water Metering

Water utilities are under pressure due to the rising cost of labor and energy and are focusing their attention on improving operational efficiencies. With new choices in flow measurement technologies, utilities can improve cost and gain revenue advantages from advanced meter technologies that: Capture more revenue by accurately measuring a wider range of high and low flows […]

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Next Generation AMI: A Guide to Optimizing AMI Network Operation by Using Multi-Channel Allocation

Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) technology has changed the way utilities do business in the 21st century. Simple AMI functionalities — such as reading interval data, remote service connects and disconnects, and outage alarms — have all delivered significant operational savings and improved the bottom lines for many utilities. But what’s next for utilities looking to […]

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Remote Gas Shutoff – Smart Safety for Customer-Focused Utilities

Gas utilities in the United States have been tasked with safely providing for 25 percent of the country’s energy needs for residential, industrial and commercial customers. The nation’s abundance of natural gas presents a growth opportunity for the industry. The Department of Energy predicts that a staggering 900 of the next 1,000 power plants built […]

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Achieving Predictable Reliability

Numerous considerations are in play for utility officials when choosing a data communication system. It is a substantial investment, with the eyes of regulatory agencies and customers watching intently. Among the smartest of decisions an official can make during the selection process is to minimize transmission risk and increase credibility by achieving predictable reliability. To […]

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Composite Water Meters: Setting the Standard

For the past 150 years, Sensus has brought water metrology products to market that have led the industry in technology, efficiency and accuracy. Today is no different as environmental regulations and sustainable technologies are key concerns for water utilities. Sensus is on the leading edge of these concerns and offers products constructed with durable composite […]

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Comparing Dual-Rotor Turbine and Multi-Path Ultrasonic Gas Meters

The boom in shale gas exploration and the resulting natural gas supply is driving a need for meters that can maintain accuracy in an aging and under-maintained pipeline system. Rotary, diaphragm and orifice meters are still widely used in the field, even though contaminants common in well head production can damage the meter or cause […]

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Security and Resilience for Utility Network Communications

Utilities are rapidly implementing advanced communication networks, a component of the smart grid. The openness and ubiquity of these networks enable many of the benefits of Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) systems, but this same openness can create a vulnerability to the same risks faced by enterprise networks and the internet. This paper reviews the range […]

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Taking Measure of Advanced Water Metering Technologies

Recent advancements in water metrology are bringing utilities metering solutions that will help capture more revenue, provide unprecedented business intelligence, reduce costs associated with owning and operating meters, and protect natural water resources. Sensus is leading metrology innovation with advancements like the intelligent iPERL® residential water meter, which surpasses the capabilities of traditional meters to […]

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Wireless Smart Grid Communications: A Mesh Versus Point-to-Multipoint Comparison

Utilities have discovered the benefits of wireless communications and now deploy them widely for Automated Meter Reading (AMR), Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), Distribution Automation (DA) and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA). Two approaches have come to dominate the industry among electric, water and gas service providers seeking a backbone for their smart grid communications: […]

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