Gas Utility Solutions
Delivering the industry’s most complete advanced metering infrastructure, monitoring, and analytics solutions to the natural gas utility market.
Mitigate Risk and Leverage New Opportunities
Dealing with aging and stressed distribution infrastructures, anticipating potential leaks, and responding to increased regulatory scrutiny all pose mounting challenges for gas utilities.
To help gas utilities anticipate and respond to risks across their distribution networks, and meet growing regulatory pressures, gas utilities Aclara is helping company’s move past just drive-by reading applications to a robust and intelligent fixed-network advanced metering infrastructure.
Smart infrastructure solutions from Aclara provide a path for gas utilities to monitor and manage their distribution networks:
- Customer Care and Billing – Eliminate estimated reads, provide customers with consistent billing, smooth revenue collection, and reduce calls to customer service representatives.
- Methane detection – Find methane leaks to eliminate the risk explosions and reduce environmentally harmful emissions.
- Pressure monitoring – Provide real-time insight into pipeline integrity and proactive response to problems ahead of costly incidents.
Employ a full suite of software, data management, and workflow planning tools for AMI deployments with Aclara’s ProField suite of integrated EPR tools for Smart Grid planning, meter deployment management, and post-rollout operations.
The Aclara Adaptive Consumer Engagement (ACE®) platform offers utilities data-driven tools that will propel your consumer engagement programs for success. It provides your customers with an omni-channel experience with personalized and actionable solutions that heighten energy-cost awareness, promote energy and water efficiency, boost utility program enrollment, and increase customer satisfaction scores. Ultimately, Aclara ACE positions you to exceed program goals, meet customer needs and maximize program impact.
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From substations to customer billing meters, the AclaraONE™ (One Network for Everyone) platform provides utility operations and planning personnel with insights and confidence to safely monitor, manage, and control distribution grid assets in the most challenging of circumstances. AclaraONE leverages our advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) networks to provide communications and visibility to all your electric distribution devices including capacitor banks, reclosers, voltage regulators, customer meters, and other intelligent electronic devices.
With AclaraONE, centralized data management of electric, water, and gas devices couples with advanced analytics to deliver actionable information to improve reliability, increase revenue performance, reduce operating cost, meet renewable objectives, while enhancing safety and consumer satisfaction.
Aclara sensors and analytics let you monitor your water and gas distribution networks, improve your daily operations, and provide your customers with relevant, actionable information about their usage. Providing real-time insights into your resource distribution networks, our sensors and analytics alert you to events that affect your operations and allow you to respond quickly to potential problems before they turn into expensive failures.
Get complete insight into your advanced metering infrastructure network’s billed consumption with the high-performance AclaraONE platform. The reliable meter data management (MDM) component underlying AclaraONE provides accurate data to the utility billing system through a comprehensive set of industry-standard interfaces that connect securely to utility back-office and distribution operations.
Our network management engages effectively and securely with business systems for billing, customer service, outage management, load management, and distribution engineering. The solution provides a comprehensive suite of interoperable, industry-standard integration adaptors, as well as standard and customizable file-based options.
The Synergize RF Communications Network provides gas, electric and water utilities with a communications network with optimum performance and reliable and two-way communications. The network employs licensed 450-470-MHz radio frequencies for all inbound and outbound communications between data collectors and endpoints.
The communications network integrates with many types of gas, electric and water meters, often allowing customers to use existing meter infrastructure and permits for upgrades to new meters with full compatibility.
Aclara RF communications networks offer water and gas utilities superior performance and expandability, featuring reliable, flexible, two-way communications for utilities on licensed 450 MHz – 470 MHz frequencies. The system integrates with most water and gas meter platforms, allowing customers to use existing meter infrastructure or to upgrade to new meters without compatibility concerns.