- Elster's innovative Smart Grid solutions help accelerate electric vehicle (EV) rollouts -
RALEIGH, N.C. - Elster (NYSE: ELT) announced today that the company is showcasing its Smart Grid solutions for building an electric vehicle infrastructure at Plug-In 2011, a global conference on the engineering advances, industry research and public policies that will create the framework for the future of plug-in hybrid and electric transport.
Elster provides a complete electric vehicle (EV) charging platform that enables utilities and service providers to effectively provide sub-metering for public and residential locations.
According to Pike Research, 3.2 million EVs will be sold worldwide by 2015, placing new demands on the existing electric infrastructure. Elster Smart Grid solutions, including its EnergyAxis® system, empower utilities and service providers with an economical approach to implementing EV charging in public areas. In addition, Elster's residential solutions enable utilities to quickly deliver services for in-home charging.
By combining distribution automation systems with advanced metering infrastructure, Elster is providing utilities with monitoring and remote control of the power system. This grid visibility is a critical component for integrating EVs into the electric infrastructure. For instance, Elster provides transformer and advanced grid infrastructure node monitoring solutions to enable utilities to manage load control and the additional demands that EVs place on the grid. This information also allows utilities to better anticipate and mitigate potential overload issues.
"Elster is delivering solutions which support the need for grid modernization, in part to manage the influx of EVs entering the market now and in the future. Elster offers a comprehensive suite of Smart Grid solutions designed to meet utilities' grid management needs, including the integration of EVs," said Mark Munday, president and CEO of Elster Solutions.
"Our innovative approach to improving grid visibility and our extensive network of charging station partners allows the Elster EV charging platform to be deployed quickly, helping promote EV growth and adoption," added Munday.
Elster is demonstrating its EV charging platform solutions, including a Coulomb charging station with an integrated Elster device, at booth #201 at the Plug-In 2011 Conference & Exhibition, taking place July 18 - 21 at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, NC.
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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