Greentech Lead America: Elster announced that WPPI
Energy, a power company, has selected Elster for offering its multi-utility
metering data collection and management service.
WPPI Energy will deploy Elster’s EnergyAxis solution to
create a hosted metering infrastructure (AMI) system. The regional power
utility will improve customer service and meter reading for participating
WPPI Energy has 51 consumer-owned utility members serving
more than 195,000 homes and businesses in Wisconsin, Upper Michigan and Iowa
WPPI Energy will integrate Elster’s EnergyAxis Management
System to enable network management, control and operation for its
participating member utilities.
“WPPI Energy continues to invest in innovative
technologies that enable us to more efficiently operate our electric system
while meeting the evolving needs of our member utilities,” said WPPI
Energy Sr. Vice President of Member and Customer Services Tom Paque.
Elster and WPPI Energy will provide members with the
benefits and savings realized through hosted AMI solutions.
“Elster’s work with WPPI Energy supports its mission
to provide utilities with comprehensive and flexible solutions to deliver
greater grid efficiency,” said Ed Myszka, president of Elster Solutions.
Elster has more than 200 million metering devices
deployed over the course of the last 10 years. It sells its products and
services in more than 130 countries across electricity, gas, water and
multi-utility applications for residential, commercial and industrial, and
transmission and distribution applications.
“Elster’s ability to provide scalable smart metering
solutions proves that it is the right choice for public utilities,” said
Steve VanderMeer, senior vice president of planning & marketing, Hometown