Oregon Electric Utility Selects Cloud-Based Meter Data Management System from Landis+Gyr
ATLANTA, Jan. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Landis+Gyr announces that Newport, Oregon-based Central Lincoln People's Utility District has signed a five-year contract for Gridstream® MDMS to host the utility's advanced metering data. Central Lincoln's software and data storage will be hosted by Landis+Gyr as part of its Cloud Services offering.
Gridstream MDMS complements Central Lincoln's existing smart grid investments, which include advanced Landis+Gyr meters, Gridstream RF network and a dynamic voltage management solution.
"We are pleased to expand our relationship with Landis+Gyr with the selection of the Gridstream MDMS for our smart grid operations," said Bruce Lovelin, Chief Engineer and Manager of Systems Engineering for Central Lincoln. "When it became clear we needed a scalable MDMS to support our increase in data volume, the cloud-based Gridstream MDMS was the right fit for our operations."
Landis+Gyr has owned and operated a network operations center for more than 20 years to provide data hosting and management services to utilities such as Central Lincoln. With Landis+Gyr Cloud Services, utilities can securely access software applications through the cloud to reduce maintenance costs and unburden IT resources.
"Offering the Gridstream MDMS via the cloud is a significant strategic initiative for the MDM solutions group," said Dave Connaker, Landis+Gyr, president of Gridstream MDM solutions. "Our cloud offering ensures operational simplicity and a price point that ensures utilities of all sizes can benefit from an industry-leading meter data management platform."
The Central Lincoln People's Utility District is Oregon's fourth-largest electric utility, serving some 700 square miles and approximately 55,000 people in portions of Coos, Douglas, Lane, and Lincoln counties.
Landis+Gyr is the leading global provider of integrated energy management products tailored to energy company needs and unique in its ability to deliver true end-to-end advanced metering solutions. Today, the Company offers the broadest portfolio of products and services in the electricity metering industry, and is paving the way for the next generation of smart grid. With annualized sales of more than US$1.6 billion, Landis+Gyr, an independent growth platform of the Toshiba Corporation (TKY:6502) and 40% owned by the Innovation Network Corporation of Japan, operates in 30 countries across five continents, and employs 5,200 people with the sole mission of helping the world manage energy better. More information is available at landisgyr.com.