Landis+Gyr to deploy smart grid project for LIPA

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Landis+Gyr to deploy smart grid project for LIPA

Greentech Lead America: Landis+Gyr, a provider of energy
management products, will deploy a smart grid demonstration project in the
Route 110 corridor located in Farmingdale, NY, for Long Island Power Authority
(LIPA). The project will test consumer response to pricing signals and the
scalability of smart grid technology in Farmingdale.

Landis+Gyr will deploy its Gridstream RF smart grid
network along with meters and in-home energy displays to consumers. Deployment
of the Gridstream network and advanced meters is scheduled to be completed by
June of 2012.

Gridstream RF technology uses a versatile and radio mesh
network to communicate with meters, in-premise devices and distribution
automation equipment. Gridstream devices use the Smart Energy Profile standard
to enable communication with smart appliances and in-home units.

“We are working with LIPA to demonstrate how
advanced metering improves reliability, power quality and energy efficiency.
This involves demonstrating all of the advanced metering functions for
monitoring and managing power delivery, as well as effective ways to engage
consumers by providing more information about energy use and tools to improve
efficiency,” said Gary High, vice president of Sales at Landis+Gyr.

The Department of Energy has provided a Smart Grid
Investment Grant to fund the project.

LIPA and its partners, Stony Brook University and
Farmingdale State College are using this demonstration project to provide a
comprehensive assessment of the benefits of smart grid technology. In addition
to advanced metering, the
utility is interested in solutions to automate and control distribution
devices.  

“We will be evaluating strategies for using smart
grid technology to improve energy efficiency and help our customers to better
manage their costs while providing excellent reliability and customer
service,” said Michael D. Hervey, chief operating officer for the Long
Island Power Authority.

Recently, Landis+Gyr signed a joint development deal with
Chinese ICT giant Huawei.

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