Austin Energy to expand advanced metering deployment

Atlanta, GA, Mar. 6, 2008 — Austin Energy has signed an agreement to expand the deployment of a two-way advanced metering system from Cellnet+Hunt.

The agreement calls for Austin Energy to deploy Cellnet+Hunt’s two-way mesh AMI system for up to 234,000 residential and C&I meters in 2008. The utility serves nearly 400,000 electricity customers in and around Austin, TX, and has utilized a Cellnet+Hunt fixed-network advanced metering solution for approximately a third of its customers since 2002.

Based on the Cellnet+Hunt RF mesh communications network, Austin Energy expects the deployment to enable them to leverage their network for smart grid and demand response applications.

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