The utility will install Landis+GyrÂ’s radio frequency network Â– which enables communication with advanced meters, distribution devices and home area network technology Â– along with 4,500 of the vendor's advanced meters.
Once the system is installed, LIPA will be able to pinpoint outage locations, and have more visibility into distribution grid conditions. The system will also help provide more information to consumers on their energy use, and improve customer service by expediting response to seasonal account changes.
Â“This project is another example of the tangible benefits an advanced metering solution can deliver,Â” said Gary High, Vice President of Sales at Landis+Gyr. Â“[Our technology] is proven to promote efficiency and reliability of distribution systems, while improving customer service and providing the information to help manage energy better.Â”
Based in Uniondale, NY, LIPA is a non-profit municipal electric provider that owns and operates the retail electric transmission and distribution system on Long Island and provides electric service to more than 1.1 million customers in Nassau and Suffolk counties and the Rockaway Peninsula in Queens. LIPA is the second largest municipal electric utility in the nation in terms of electric revenues, third largest in terms of customers served and the seventh largest in terms of electricity delivered.