Medicine Hat, Alberta chooses Sensus for utility automation

Medicine Hat is currently commissioning the Sensus FlexNet system for a trial phase with residential and commercial accounts

Raleigh, N.C., September 4, 2012 — Sensus, a provider of smart grid infrastructure technologies, has been selected by the city of Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada, to automate metering for all three of the municipality's utility services.

Medicine Hat is currently commissioning the Sensus FlexNet system for a trial phase with residential and commercial accounts. The two-way FlexNet system includes seven collector base stations networked with Sensus iCon electric and iPERL water meters, as well as Sensus SmartPoint gas transceivers.

Pending the city council approval, Medicine Hat would move forward with the project's second phase of replacing legacy analog equipment with automated meters at each of the 30,000 customer accounts covering an area of 43 square miles in the southeastern part of the province.

Medicine Hat, which sits on large deposits of natural gas, is rare among North American municipalities in that the city owns and operates all power generating and transmission and distribution assets.

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