MLGW changing over to smart meters by 2020

MLGW changing over to smart meters by 2020

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Memphis Light, Gas and Water chose Honeywell for a $200 million dollar project that would bring smart meters to the city.

It will take five years for Honeywell's Elster EnergyAxis® AMI advanced metering technology to be installed across the city.

MLGW is the largest three-service public utility in the United States, with more than 1 million utility meters.

A total of 1 million electric, gas and water smart meters will be installed by the end of 2020.

Customers will benefit by having access to more data about their energy consumption and resources to help them better manage their usage.

"Memphis and Shelby County joins communities across Tennessee and the nation who are using smart meters and benefiting from efficient utility service delivery, enhanced payment options and increased customer savings. This is an exciting time in MLGW's 77-year history and we are delighted to work with such a respected company as Honeywell in this endeavor," said President and CEO of MLGW Jerry Collins Jr.

MLGW began its transition to smart grid technology in 2013 with a first phase deployment of the EnergyAxis AMI solution, consisting of approximately 60,000 electric, water and gas smart meters, communications and software.

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