Utility tools: Communication network implementation

Voltage measurement: Wake Electric leverages Sensus FlexNet Communication Network to become one of the most progressive co-ops in the nation. Public service provider innovates through FlexNet system and data driven solutions.

Mar 5th, 2015
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Utility equipment: Wake Electric Membership Corporation is leveraging the Sensus FlexNet communication network to take advantage of data analytics solutions that drive an integrated transformer utilization and voltage monitoring program. Since deploying FlexNet, Wake Electric has improved billing accuracy, system management and customer service. The co-op will further maximize its investment in the communication network through data analytics applications.

The FlexNet system is a long-range radio network that serves as a dedicated and secure two-way communications highway for public service providers and requires less infrastructure than competing technologies. The low cost of ownership, paired with unmatched system reliability, security and scalability make FlexNet the perfect solution for Wake Electric today, tomorrow and into the future.

Using FlexNet and Sensus data driven solutions, Wake Electric aims to:
• Maximize asset life and system design
• Streamline outage management
• Improve the customer experience

“From my work so far, I’ve learned that many co-ops and utilities implement the technology for a single application and fail to maximize their investment,” said Don Bowman, manager of engineering at Wake Electric. “There is so much more that you can derive from FlexNet and the data it provides.”

The co-op has already been able to monitor transformer utilization in order to right size future replacements, proactively uncover and alert customers of outages and empower customers with an online portal to monitor their energy usage.

“We are excited to continue partnering with Wake Electric as they use the FlexNet communication network for applications that improve operational efficiency and customer satisfaction,” said David Duguid, Sensus director of software marketing. “We continue to invest in our software and applications to help customers maximize the value of their technology investment.”

About Sensus
Sensus helps a wide range of public service providers -- from utilities to cities to industrial complexes and campuses -- do more with their infrastructure to improve quality of life in their communities. We enable our customers to reach farther through the application of technology and data-driven insights that deliver efficiency and responsiveness. We partner with them to anticipate and respond to evolving business needs with innovation in sensing and communications technologies, data analytics and services.

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