Monday, September 10, 2012
United Illuminating Company Hosts Visitors From Foreign Utilities
The Orange-based utility
played host late last month to representatives for from a Chinese utility, whose members are shown at left.
Later this month, UI will be hosting a delegation from Pakistan
The Pakistani visit is
part of the U.S.
government's Utility Exchange program. The visitors from China
which included a group from the Inner Mongolia Electricity Power Group Corp.,
were invited to Connecticut
UI's meter vendor, Landis + Gyr.
“At UI, we’re proud to share what we’ve learned during our
successful advanced meter program with our industry colleagues — both at home
and abroad,” Joe Thomas, the utility’s vice president for Electric System
Operations and Client Fulfillment, said in a statement.
UI began advanced metering with its
Network Meter Reading system in 1999, collecting daily reads from all its
325,000 customers. In 2010, after refreshing the network for full two-way
capabilities, UI rolled out its digital advanced meters.
Since 2010, UI has deployed digital advanced
meters to customers across its service territory, providing the advanced
features and capabilities of the two-way meters.
The digital advanced meters are
capable of two-way communication with the electric grid and customer equipment,
expanding UI’s operational capabilities and supporting automation of metering
and billing functions, such as collection of advanced meter data, enhanced
outage information, assistance with storm restoration, improved efficiency in
responding to service calls, and other features.
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