RALEIGH, N.C. - January 23, 2012 - On Tuesday, January 24th at 12:00 p.m. CST, Elster will join other industry leaders from ABB, Entergy and Survalent to discuss the benefits of voltage conservation and the associated energy savings. The panel, moderated by Pike Research, will highlight how utilities can improve operational efficiency through voltage conservation and the mission of the Smart Grid Voltage Conservation Alliance (SGVCA).
Elster created SGVCA in 2011 to accelerate the adoption and validate the business benefits of voltage conservation for utilities through the convergence of Distribution Automation (DA) and Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI).
Reducing voltage by four to six percent can result in real energy savings between three to five percent, but most utilities are unable to effectively manage voltage variations due to the lack of voltage monitoring at both the individual meter as well as across the distribution circuit. Leveraging DA-AMI convergence for voltage monitoring, utilities will be able to increase operational efficiencies through voltage conservation while extending the capabilities and advantages of AMI.
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- David W. Green, Executive Vice President Customers & Markets, North America, Elster Solutions, LLC
- Claude Godin, President, Elster EnergyICT
- Paul D. Olivier, Director of Smart Grid/AMI, ENTERGY
- Clint Wheelock, President, Pike Research
- Jon Rennie, Vice President and General Manager, ABB Distribution Components
- Young A. Ngo, Vice President, Survalent Technology
Elster (NYSE: ELT) is one of the world's largest electricity, gas and water measurement and control providers. Its offerings include distribution monitoring and control, advanced smart metering, demand response, networking and software solutions, and numerous related communications and services – key components for enabling consumer choice, operational efficiency and conservation. Its products and solutions are widely used by utilities in the traditional and emerging Smart Grid markets.
Elster has one of the most extensive installed revenue measurement bases in the world, with more than 200 million metering devices deployed over the course of the last 10 years. It sells its products and services in more than 130 countries across electricity, gas, water and multi-utility applications for residential, commercial and industrial, and transmission and distribution applications.
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