Cellnet+Hunt shipped more than 2.4 million metering endpoints in 2007

ATLANTA, GA, December 20, 2007 — Cellnet+Hunt, a provider of fixed-networks for advanced metering and smart grid applications, announced a number of important milestones in both its managed service and owner-operated network deployments during 2007.

The company estimates 2007 shipments of advanced metering endpoints exceeded 2.4 million. Additionally, Cellnet+Hunt added nine new customers to the more than 500 utilities currently using its solutions. Select customer highlights include:

Ameren expanded its RF network and added an additional 500,000 meters in its Illinois service territory since beginning a project expansion in 2005.
Austin Energy moved forward with a two-way RF network without losing the benefits of the one-way meter points currently deployed in its system.
Colorado Springs Utilities now has advanced metering endpoints at more than 270,000 of its 500,000 electric, water and gas meters, making it one of the largest combination utility, fixed-network deployments in the country.
GreyStone Power Corporation began deployment of an advanced metering network to the more than 130,000 meters in its service territory.
FortisAlberta completed Phase I of its systems acceptance of the TS2 power line carrier network. Once system acceptance is complete, the utility intends to deploy an advanced two-way network to more than 400,000 meters.
United Illuminating expanded its use of fixed-network advanced metering data to support customer energy-efficiency programs while garnering peer recognition with a UPN award for its programs.

Cellnet+Hunt DA/SCADA communications network business grew by more than 40 percent in 2007. More than 200 utilities continue to further expand the coverage of their two-way RF networks, allowing the extension of DA/SCADA capabilities as well as the addition of advanced metering and other smart grid applications.


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