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The City of Medicine Hat (CMH), Alberta, has selected Sensus to automate metering for all three of the municipality's utility services.

CMH is currently commissioning the Sensus FlexNet system for a trial phase with residential and commercial accounts. The Industry Canada-licensed, full two-way FlexNet system includes seven collector base stations networked with Sensus iCon electric meters, as well as with the company's iPERL water meters and SmartPoint gas transceivers.

Pending city council approval, CMH would move forward with the project's second phase of replacing legacy analog equipment with automated meters at each of the 30,000 customer accounts covering an area of 43 square miles in the southeastern part of the province.

The city's advanced metering infrastructure project manager, Dean Stepanic, says the project represents the first implementation in Canada of electric, water and gas measurement, monitoring and control over a single network.

“The FlexNet licensed spectrum allows us to automate meter reading and collect critical infrastructure data more securely than with a system based on public spectrum,” Stepanic adds.



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