CellNet Gears Up for California Market
CellNet Data Systems Inc. has been approved as a meter data management agent and meter service provider for California`s open electricity market. The approvals are required to serve customers in the unbundled metering services market. The meter data management approval permits CellNet to read meters and perform other related tasks while the meter service designation allows CellNet to test, calibrate, install and operate electric meters.
CellNet has also announced contracts with Friendly Power Co. and the Association of Bay Area Governments Publicly Owned Energy Resources (ABAG), a joint powers agency of 64 local governments formed to make collective purchases of power, natural gas and telecommunications. ABAG is aggregating the purchase of more than 100 MW of electrical load for its members. Under the terms of the contracts, CellNet will provide informational metering services priced on a monthly per meter basis.