ATLANTA, Aug. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Landis+Gyr announced that Guam Power Authority (GPA), the electric power provider for the U.S. Territory of Guam, has selected the Gridstream® RF advanced metering solution for its project to implement smart grid technology.
GPA plans to deploy more than 52,000 advanced meters and Gridstream network components over the next two years. The utility will deploy E-350 FOCUS AX-SD meters with integrated service switch and ZigBee® capabilities to the majority of its residential customers. The Gridstream RF network will provide a backbone for possible communication with other grid devices and home area network applications in the future.
In addition to operational and engineering benefits, GPA is exploring consumer services, such as pre-pay, that use the advanced metering network. The ability of Gridstream to remotely operate and monitor other meters and network devices could also add value for the utility.
"We have been working directly with GPA over the past two years to help identify the ways Gridstream can meet their long-term needs," said Abe Ortega, Vice President of International Sales and Marketing at Landis+Gyr. "GPA will have many options for using smart grid solutions to impact customer service, improve efficiency and manage operating costs."
GPA is both a generation and distribution utility serving over 49,000 customers on the Island of Guam. The utility has 550 megawatts of generation capacity, maintains 663 miles of transmission and distribution lines and operates 29 substations. The utility employs 547 people with an elected five-member Commission on Consolidated Utilities and is regulated by the Guam Public Utilities Commission.
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$1.5 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 5,000 people with the sole mission of helping the world manage energy better. More information is available at landisgyr.com.