Three-Phase Disconnect Meter targets Latin American deployment.
June 15, 2011 -
With built-in internal disconnect, 3-phase A3 disconnect electricity meter enables utilities to remotely shut off power from single location. Internal disconnect is enabled by 100 A, A3 EnergyAxis-network interface card (EA-NIC), and meter meets all ANSI requirements for internal disconnect. Suited for deployments at residential and smaller commercial/industrial locations, meter is fully programmable and designed for Latin American market.
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Elster Electricity, LLC
208 S. Rogers Lane
Raleigh, NC, 27610
Elster Launches Innovative Three-Phase Disconnect Meter for Latin America
--The Elster A3 EA-NIC 100-amp electric smart meter provides Latin American utilities with revenue protection and improved operational efficiency--
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Elster (NYSE: ELT) announced today a new three-phase disconnect electricity meter for the Latin American market. With a built-in internal disconnect, the electric meter enables utilities to remotely shut off power from a single location. This remote shut-off capability delivers advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) benefits in the form of revenue protection and operational efficiency improvements.
The internal disconnect is enabled by a 100-amp A3 EnergyAxis-network interface card (EA-NIC). The A3 EA-NIC electric meter meets all American National Standards Institute (ANSI) requirements for an internal disconnect and is ideal for deployments at residential and smaller commercial and industrial locations.
The three-phase A3 meter enables utilities to drastically cut truck rolls, reducing operating costs related to vehicle fuel and maintenance. In addition, the A3 EA-NIC meter helps protect utility revenue streams by preventing non-technical losses and also enables delivery of new customer services, such as pre-payment programs.
"We developed the A3 three-phase disconnect meter in direct response to customer requirements. CFE, which is a large electricity utility in Mexico, has a Smart Grid AMI project representing one of the first deployments," said Mark Munday, president and CEO of Elster Solutions.
"Providing utilities with remote disconnects is a key component of any Smart Grid deployment. With the A3 three-phase disconnect meter, Elster is delivering another metering technology application that delivers energy and operational savings to utilities and their customers," Munday added.
As with all of Elster's metering technology, the A3 EA-NIC electric meter uses Elster's patented digital measurement techniques to provide high accuracy, repeatability and low ownership costs. The meter, which is the same size with or without the remote disconnect switch, is fully programmable and features wide operating ranges for voltage, current and temperature.
Elster (NYSE: ELT) is one of the world's largest electricity, gas and water measurement and control providers. Its offerings include distribution monitoring and control, advanced smart metering, demand response, networking and software solutions, and numerous related communications and services - key components for enabling consumer choice, operational efficiency and conservation. Its products and solutions are widely used by utilities in the traditional and emerging Smart Grid markets.
Elster has one of the most extensive installed revenue measurement bases in the world, with 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.
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