Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Selects Landis+Gyr for Smart Grid Deployment
Project includes advanced load management and support for consumer programs
ATLANTA, GA. – Oct. 9, 2018 – Landis+Gyr (LAND.SW) and Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Cooperative (SSVEC) have reached a contract agreement for an advanced metering technology upgrade to better manage peak demand and member services.
Based in southeastern Arizona, SSVEC provides electricity to more than 51,000 services across parts of four counties. The utility will deploy Landis+Gyr’s Gridstream® AMI solution, including advanced meters and load control devices for nearly 2,000 irrigation pumps. Additionally, the RF network will enhance support for the utility’s prepay and interactive member portal, while enabling distribution automation capabilities.
“Our goal is to continue offering new services to our members while improving operations and power costs,” said Creden Huber, Chief Executive Officer at SSVEC. “The increased access to information and field devices will improve management of our more than 4,000 miles of distribution line, while also allowing us to better support existing engagement tools and member programs.”
SSVEC plans to upgrade existing load control equipment with Landis+Gyr’s advanced load management devices and Power Center software. This will provide more timely feedback on operation, easier integration with associated meter assets and scheduling control. The utility will also be positioned to add additional technologies in the future.
Landis+Gyr’s products and services add intelligence to distribution grids, from the grid edge to the control room. With a broad range of IoT solutions and software, the company has helped utilities of all sizes improve efficiency and service delivery.
Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Cooperative is a not for profit, member-owned distribution cooperative providing electricity to more than 51,000 services over some 4,100 miles of energized line. Located in southeastern Arizona, the cooperative’s service territory covers parts of Cochise, Graham, Pima and Santa Cruz Counties. SSVEC is dedicated to community growth, quality of life, and a positive vision for the future. Visit ssvec.org for detailed information about our services as well as a visit to the attractive, growing communities of which we are so proud.
Landis+Gyr is the leading global provider of integrated energy management solutions for the utility sector. Offering one of the broadest portfolios of products and services to address complex industry challenges, the company delivers comprehensive solutions for the foundation of a smarter grid, including smart metering, distribution network sensing and automation tools, load control, and analytics. Landis+Gyr operates in over 30 countries across five continents. With sales of approximately USD 1.7 billion, the company employs c. 6,000 people with the sole mission of helping the world manage energy better. More information is available at www.landisgyr.com.
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