Clay Electric Cooperative selected the Landis+Gyr Gridstream AMI solution providing an RF mesh IP network platform capable of connecting meters and intelligent devices across the utility’s service territory.
Clay Electric is one of the largest cooperatives in America, serving more than 170,000 members in north central Florida. With over 13,000 miles of distribution lines to manage, the utility is deploying AMI technology to improve customer service, outage management and overall efficiency.
“Our advanced metering project is focused on enhancing member services and improving operational efficiency,” said Toby Moss, Director of Information and Communication Technology at Clay Electric Cooperative. “Included in that is the ability to offer prepay and other billing options to customers, as well as improve outage response and system maintenance.”
Landis+Gyr’s RF mesh network provides IPv6 capable endpoints and intelligent routers that offer flexible communication options for connecting with a variety of energy management equipment, such as load management devices, streetlight controllers, distribution automation devices and home area network equipment.
Clay Electric plans to begin deploying the network infrastructure and 173,000 new meters this summer, with a goal of completing the project in 2019.
“This project showcases the strength of our communications network for both rural and urban applications,” said Tim Weidenbach, Senior Vice President of Sales and Customer Operations for Landis+Gyr. “We look forward to working with Clay Electric to strengthen their customer service programs and overall grid reliability.”