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Elster Solutions has announced that the Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC), a municipal utility owned by the citizens of Orlando, Fla., that serves nearly 225,000 customers, has selected Elster's EnergyAxis to complete its advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) system. The EnergyAxis solution provides two-way communication for electric, water and gas meters.

According to Elster, the recent deployment of the EnergyAxis management system enables OUC to enhance its outage management and distribution grid monitoring and control. The new system also will enable OUC to support new rate structures for customers in the future, including pre-pay and eventually time-of-use programs, as well as a Web portal that provides customers with detailed consumption information.

"Meeting the changing needs of our electric and water customers and getting them the information they need to make informed decisions about their consumption are our top priorities," says Byron Knibbs, vice president of customer and sustainable services at OUC. "We have worked with Elster throughout our AMI deployment, and Elster’s turnkey solutions continue to answer our needs and elevate our level of service to our customers."




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