Raleigh, NC, Jan. 15, 2008 — Over the next five years, Southern Company subsidiaries will deploy Sensus’ FlexNet advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) solution when they launch their new smart meter programs to customers across the Southern Company footprint. The FlexNet system will read meters remotely and provide new data that is expected to lead to electricity pricing options for Southern Company customers.
Southern Company played a role in the development of Sensus’ FlexNet AMI solution by providing customer input and trials on both the Sensus iCon meter and the FlexNet communications technology that powers the system.
“We plan to use the Sensus FlexNet system to launch our new smart meter program for our customers across the Southeast,” said Mike Garrett, president and CEO of Southern Company subsidiary Georgia Power, who serves as co-executive sponsor of the system wide deployment of the smart meter program. “Because of the terrain and demographic layout of our service territory, we needed an AMI system that performed according to our needs… I am confident that our customers will reap the benefits of this project.”
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