Atlanta, GA, April 7, 2008 — Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Cooperative (SSVEC) has chosen Cellnet+Hunt’s TS2 system for two-way advanced metering.
SSVEC plans to use the TS2 to bring advanced metering to the urban areas of its service territory including the city of Sierra Vista, which has a population over 40,000. SSVEC currently uses the Cellnet+Hunt TS1 system to manage automated meter reading for nearly 22,000 of its more remotely located members.
SSVEC will use the capabilities the TS2 platform to support time-of-use rate programs for its members. The rate programs will complement renewable and energy efficiency programs in place including the Sun Watts solar power program and the Touchstone Home Energy Efficiency program, the company said.
As part of the TS2 deployment project, SSVEC will deploy over 30,000 new Landis+Gyr and General Electric solid state electric meters. The TS2 system includes remote service connect and disconnect capabilities. SSVEC will complete its TS2 deployment in phases scheduled to conclude in 2010.
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