Landis+Gyr Announces AMI Contract with Kerrville Public Utility Board
Utility plans system upgrade with multi-purpose smart grid network
ATLANTA, GA. – Feb. 8, 2018 – Landis+Gyr (LAND.SW) has been selected by Kerrville Public Utility Board to provide advanced metering infrastructure technology for the utility’s grid modernization program.
KPUB will install Landis+Gyr’s RF Mesh network infrastructure and advanced electric meters for the utility’s nearly 23,000 residential and commercial customers. The system will have capacity to accommodate any future needs for the City of Kerrville to support automation of 10,000 water meters.
“This is one of the few projects, in my opinion, that this utility can pursue that meets all of our core business goals for operational efficiency, reliability and customer service,” said Tommy Nylec, Chief Engineer at KPUB.
Landis+Gyr’s multi-purpose RF mesh network provides a standards-based, IPv6-capable communications platform for advanced metering, intelligent sensors and distribution devices.
About Kerrville Public Utility Board
Kerrville Public Utility Board (KPUB) operates a distribution system providing electricity to residents primarily in Kerr County, Texas. It provides power to approximately 23,000 customers in the Texas Hill Country. KPUB is a municipally-owned electric utility that operates and maintains over 600 miles of distribution lines. KPUB provides electricity to customers at some of the lowest rates in the state while providing service in the top decile of reliability performance. For more information: www.kpub.com.
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, analytics and energy storage. 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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