Westar Energy, Landis+Gyr agree to smart grid contract

Agreement includes 200,000 advanced meters and five-year services contract

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Westar Energy and Landis+Gyr have agreed to a comprehensive smart grid infrastructure and services contract to support the utility’s grid modernization and consumer choice initiatives.

The initial phase of the agreement involves deployment of 217,000 Gridstream-enabled advanced meters with remote service switch capability and a five-year services contract that includes daily maintenance, cloud services for software and data, and integration support.

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The technology deployment will support Westar’s existing pre-payment and variable pricing programs, delivery of energy usage information to customers through the internet, and will also provide operational support with outage management and power quality. Remote meter connection capabilities will reduce miles driven by utility personnel, especially for servicing high-transient populations in university communities.

Westar Energy is Kansas’ largest electric utility. For more than a century, we have provided Kansans the safe, reliable electricity needed to power their businesses and homes. Westar has 7,200 MW of power generation capacity fueled by coal, uranium, natural gas, wind and landfill gas.

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