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Sensus, a technology company that offers smart meters, communication systems, and software and services for electric utilities, has acquired Atlanta-based Verdeeco, a smart grid analytics company.

Verdeeco's core competencies in "big data solutions" will enhance Sensus' data analytics portfolio, bringing applications such as transformer utilization, load aggregation, and alert and alarm management. The company's product line enables utilities to aggregate data from smart meters, SCADA systems, customer billing software, news services other sources - all hosted in the cloud via Verdeeco's Grid as a Service platform.

"The importance of data in our industry revolves around not only the ability to gather it from disparate sources, but to generate actionable insights that help utilities realize greater value from their technology investments," says Randy Bays, president of Sensus. "Our customers can select from individual applications that satisfy a specific need and know that the platform exists for adding more applications in the future."

Verdeeco says its "targeted apps" approach "frees utilities from the time and expense of integration and delivers mission-specific big data analytics that reduce operational costs, increase service reliability, boost customer satisfaction, and drive efficiency."

Verdeeco will operate as a unit of Sensus, but the corporate brand will be maintained.

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