Eugene Water & Electric Board deploys millionth Sensus smart meter

Eugene Water & Electric Board (EWEB) has updated its metering technology with the installation of its one-millionth Stratus electricity meter by Sensus.

Though early in their deployment of advanced electricity and water meters, EWEB has implemented the one millionth Stratus meter manufactured and sold by Sensus, and the utility expects significant improvements in accuracy, safety, affordability and reliability as the project continues.

The UL-certified Stratus meter features sensors for hot-socket detection, a redesigned power supply for increased over-voltage protection and better transient performance than competing meters.

The meter also includes patented intelligence to independently, remotely and safely shut off the meter if a safety-related issue is detected. The Stratus meter supports multiple applications including outage management, opt-in/opt-out and conservation voltage reduction (CVR).

With nearly 3,000 of its 93,000 electric meters upgraded, the EWEB team expects Stratus to help make cost-effective use of their infrastructure and improve the customer service experience.

“As a utility that places safety and reliability front-and-center for their customers, EWEB represents the ideal user of the Stratus meter,” said Greg Myers, Sensus Vice President, Global Electric Marketing and Partnerships. “We look forward to working with them as they continue to roll out this technology to additional customers.”

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