Elster meets the expanding needs of utilities by providing advanced metering products and services worldwide:
Expanding production capacity to meet regional demand
Elster is expanding its production capacity to include electric meters at its San Luis Potosi facility, to meet anticipated growing demand from CFE and other Elster customers in North America. CFE generates, distributes and markets electric power for approximately 34.2 million customers.
"Elster is growing in North America and we are pleased to be adding this additional capacity at San Luis Potosi, which has been producing Elster products for more than ten years," said Ed Myszka, president, Elster Solutions.
Metering energy for the world's tallest building
A state of the art Elster metering system collects comprehensive billing and engineering data from more than 1,200 Elster A1350 Smart Meters installed in the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, located in Dubai.
Largest cooperative utility in New England
The largest cooperative utility in New England, NHEC will deploy more than 84,000 Elster electricity Smart Meters to enable advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) capabilities, such as remote meter reading and comprehensive energy usage monitoring. The NHEC Smart Grid project will begin in the summer of 2011 and run through the end of 2012. Elster will manage the full deployment of the installation.
Leading the Voltage Conservation Alliance (SGVCA)
Elster leads the Voltage Conservation Alliance (SGVCA) with ABB and Survalent in field study with Entergy Gulf States Louisiana. The SGVCA will focus initially on an end-to-end voltage conservation program with a two-fold goal of enabling operational efficiency for utilities and advancing the business case for voltage conservation. After the completion of the pilot, the findings will be expanded to drive commercial application for all utilities.
British Gas selects Elster for dual fuel Smart Metering rollout
Elster designed its innovative BK-G4E and AS330 meters specifically to support tailored solutions for utilities working to comply with the European directive for smart gas and electricity metering. The meters comply with the latest industry standards for data privacy and security and provide customers with latest technology to protect against fraud and tampering.
"Elster has worked closely with us to support the success of our Smart Metering rollout and their secure, reliable and interoperable dual fuel, 'dual protocol WAN' solution provides us with further capacity in our supply chain." Dean Keeling, managing director of British Gas smart homes
The Smart Grid done right
“We didn’t want to learn about AMI by reading about what other utilities were doing with the technology, so we began working with the Elster EnergyAxis solution in 2004. We saw such significant benefits to cost-savings and operations, we doubled our EnergyAxis deployment in 2010,” said Scott Trout, Manager of SRP’s Federal Stimulus Program.
Since deploying the Elster EnergyAxis Smart Grid solution, SRP has completed more than 1 million service orders remotely without field visits, saved more than 341,000 in labor hours, avoided more than 1.7 million driving miles, conserved 169,000 gallons of fuel and won J.D. Power and Associates highest score for customer satisfaction in 2011.
Consumer engagement enables conservation
In 2006, Toronto Hydro-Electric announced that they would deploy 400,000 EnergyAxis electricity meters for the first phase of the Ontario Smart Meter Initiative, one of the largest AMI projects in the world using interval data for residential metering. "After testing the system for a year we concluded that the EnergyAxis System is suited for our interval data metering needs," says Blair Peberdy, Vice President of Marketing, Communications and Public Affairs at Toronto Hydro Corporation.
In 2009, Toronto Hydro had almost 600,000 EnergyAxis smart meters deployed and launched a successful web portal where consumers can go for information on their consumption and costs. The web portal is fed from information directly from the EnergyAxis System,enabling Toronto Hydro to build a successful conservation program.
Better Demand Response & load control
Idaho Falls Power, which services the City of Idaho Falls, is part of the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration Project. Elster's EnergyAxis was selected to automate Smart Meter data collection for the commnunity’s electric customers, enabling faster demand response, improved load control, and voltage conservation. In addition, the utility's customers will benefit from flexible payment options and increased visibility into energy usage via an online portal in the near future.
Time of Use billing helps customers control energy costs
Glasgow, Kentucky Electric Plant Board is one of the 155 Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) power distributors, a network of utilities providing electricity for nine million people across southeastern states. Glasgow EPB selected Elster EnergyAxis to achieve improved operational efficiencies and empower its customers to better manage energy usage and lower energy costs.
Silicon Valley Power relies on EnergyAxis
Silicon Valley Power (SVP) is the not-for-profit municipal electric utility for the City of Santa Clara, providing power to more than 52,000 residential and business customers. Elster EnergyAxis is supplying the meters and the advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) to bring the environmental and economic benefits of the Smart Grid to businesses and residents of Santa Clara.
City saves on Smart Grid implementation costs
In the City of Ocala, Florida, the vision was to install new technology while leveraging existing technology infrastructure to enable measures to reduce operational expenditures, and enhance billable revenues, while improving customer service within both the electric and water utilities - with little to no disruption to the utility customer. The solution was EnergyAxis.
Connecting remote Alaskan villages to reliable power
Elster Solutions services many electricity cooperatives in the United States. The Alaska Village Electric Cooperative (AVEC) covers the largest geographical area of any electric cooperative in the world, with 54 member villages. To provide electrical power, AVEC has over 150 diesel generators that run more than 400,000 hours per year. Elster EnergyAxis provided the solution for connecting these villages with a reliable source of power.
Turn-key advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) in Kazakhstan
Karagandy Zharyk, a regional distribution grid company supplying electricity to more than 1.5 million customers in central Kazakhstan, has chosen Elster to provide turn-key AMI deployment solutions for high and medium voltage substations. "We have seen exceptional results utilizing Elster's accurate and innovative solutions to better manage commercial and technical losses. Based on this success from our initial AMI deployment, we have selected Elster to further expand our AMI program to meet the requirements set by the governmental energy efficiency program," said Nurzhan Imanov, general manager of Karagandy Zharyk.
AMR solution in Russia
Elster's AMR system selected by large Russian gas utility, allowing them to remotely collect residential gas meter consumption information.
Latin America heats up for Smart Grid
In April, 2011, Geraldo Guimaraes Jr. joined Elster Integrated Solutions (EIS) Latin America from Silver Spring Networks, to direct our integrated efforts to deliver Smart Metering and Smart Grid solutions which meet the specific needs of Latin American utilities across gas, electricity and water.
Improved efficiencies & services
Light S.A. (Light), a private utility providing electricity to the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, selected Elster's intelligent Garnet units. The AMI system will help increase energy efficiency, conserve resources, empower consumers and enhance distribution to customers currently without electric service. The system will integrate with home area networks, providing customers with increased control and additional service options.
Dual fuel deployment
Scottish and Southern Energy Supply Limited (SSE) chooses Elsters AS300 Smart Meter with customized dual fuel Smart Grid deployment for gas and electricity intelligent management. "Elster is providing us with flexible, smart, gas and electricity meters as we begin the roll-out of an integrated solution that starts to deliver the benefits of Smart Metering to our customers," said Andrew Monks, smart metering programme manager for SSE.
Supporting future Smart Meter & Smart Grid initiatives
Électricité Réseau Distribution France (ERDF), one of the largest electricity distribution networks in the EU, selected Elster to help it develop an interoperable and modular Smart Meter - The ERDF Linky Smart Meters are part of the utility’s Linky automated meter management (AMM) system. The meter is designed to provide advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) services that will enable ERDF customers to control electricity consumption, improve overall energy management and enable the utility to perform remote meter reads.