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City of Dothan, Ala. Selects Aclara for Pilot Deployment Project of Combination Electricity and Water Advanced Metering Infrastructure Program Enabled by Aclara RF Point-to-Multipoint Network

Successful Pilot Is the First Step to Full Deployment Reaching Up to 66,000 Individual Endpoints ST. LOUIS, November 13, 2018 – Aclara, a leading supplier of smart infrastructure solutions (SIS) to electric, gas and water utilities around the world, has won a pilot deployment project by the City of Dothan, Alabama for an electricity and water … Continued

How To Select the Right Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) Technology

Runestone Electric Association Selects Aclara Power Line Communication Technology for Advanced Metering Infrastructure Upgrade

Case Study Highlights Benefits of TWACS Technology for Rural Electric Cooperatives   In addition to reducing the time it takes to read the entire system, TWACS technology reduced line loss by almost 1 percent. The system also is upgradable to accommodate additional technologies and outage identification capabilities. “TWACS technology is the perfect solution for us … Continued

National Grid Smart Engages Aclara to Provide SMETS2 Smart Metering for Customers in the UK

Four Major SMETS2 Contracts Now in Place for Aclara CAMBRIDGE, UK, August 22, 2018 – Aclara, a leading supplier of smart infrastructure solutions (SIS) to electric, gas and water utilities, has been awarded a contract with National Grid Smart to provide the SMETS2 (smart metering equipment technical specifications: second version) smart electricity meter, the SGM1400, … Continued

Study Explores Current State of Distribution Automation and Electric Utilities’ Plans for Deploying DA Technologies

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 17, 2018 — Electric utilities agree on the importance of distribution automation (DA) solutions to maximize their operations and plans for an evolving grid architecture; however, the execution of the roadmaps and investment approaches to modernize their grid infrastructures varies from utility to utility according to a white paper released this week by Zpryme, … Continued

6 AMI Benefits Beyond Billing for Gas Utilities

By Michael McMahon – Gas Product Manager, Aclara  You may have already implemented your advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) network, or you may be considering one. You know AMI can get meter reads on a consistent basis, making your billing more effective. Your customer service department will see fewer calls due to improved bill accuracy and … Continued

Aclara Releases White Paper Exploring the Technology, Business and Market Cases for Load Control

Successful Program Reduces System Peak Loads by Shedding Up to 2GW in Under 15 Seconds ST. LOUIS,  July 24, 2018 – Aclara, a leading supplier of smart infrastructure solutions (SIS) to electric, gas and water utilities worldwide, explores the market drivers, available technologies and the business case pertaining to the implementation of load control programs … Continued

Aclara Unveils ZoneScan II Next Generation Acoustic Leak Detection Technology at AWWA ACE18

Demonstration of Advanced Leak Detection Technology Headlines Aclara Products and Services Showcase at Booth ST. LOUIS, June 13, 2018 – Aclara, a leading supplier of smart infrastructure solutions (SIS) to electric, gas and water utilities worldwide, will introduce ZoneScan II Next Generation, its latest distribution leak detection technology, at AWWA ACE 2018, Booth 23091. ZoneScan … Continued

CPA Certification of SMETS2 Smart Gas Meters Enables Aclara and FLONIDAN to Provide Dual-Energy Solution to Utilities in the United Kingdom

Development Strengthens Existing Strategic Alliance Between Aclara and FLONIDAN Cambridge, United Kingdom and Horsens, Denmark, May 7, 2018 –  With the recent awarding of Commercial Product Assurance (CPA) certification to FLONIDAN for its UniFlo SMETS2 smart gas meters, the Aclara and FLONIDAN strategic alliance can now provide a dual-energy solution to utilities in the United … Continued

Four Factors Driving Modern Load Control Programs

Direct load control programs, which involve remotely switching consumer loads on and off, are a key component of most utilities’ demand response strategies. By employing these programs, utility companies can reduce peak-period loads to ensure grid reliability. What’s more, utilities are also using load control programs to limit their wholesale power costs. By controlling the … Continued