The utility will install approximately 500K smart meters, a blended IP Landis+Gyr Gridstream network solution and cloud-based software.
Today, Landis+Gyr Technology Inc., a subsidiary of Landis+Gyr Group AG said that it has reached an agreement with AES Ohio on a comprehensive grid modernization initiative.
The utility will install approximately 500,000 smart meters and a Gridstream Connect IoT platform using RF Mesh IP and cellular networks. In addition, AES Ohio will use Landis+Gyr cloud services for system operating software, along with network management services and installation support. Cellular-enabled network devices and meters will be offered under turnkey contracts utilizing Landis+Gyr’s agreement with Vodafone Business IoT services to provide best fit coverage across the utility service area.
” This project is a crucial component in the investments we continue to make in our distribution system and customer service to enhance resiliency and smart energy applications,” said Vice President, US Smart Grid and Ohio T&D Operations Kathy Storm at AES Ohio.
The new utility IoT infrastructure enables the use of Landis+Gyr’s Revelo metering platform in the future as AES Ohio’s metering needs continue to evolve. Revelo provides sensing and edge processing capabilities that extend beyond the grid edge. These features provide the utility with load disaggregation, anomaly detection and customer engagement tools that are only now being made available from a residential meter.
“AES Ohio is laying the foundation for the future of grid management and we are excited for the opportunity to be a part of this project,” said Prasanna Venkatesan, Executive Vice President of the Americas region at Landis+Gyr. “The network options available with Gridstream Connect, along with cloud services and deployment expertise are a big part of ensuring this investment will provide value well into the future.”
In 2020, Landis+Gyr extended its advanced metering deployment with AES Ohio’s sister utility, AES Indiana in Indianapolis, setting the groundwork for implementation of new energy management technologies.
Located in Dayton, OH, AES Ohio provides electric service to 527,000 customers across 24 counties in the southwestern Ohio.