LPC opts for Landis+Gyr to modernise grid

  • January 25, 2022
  • Steve Rogerson

Landis+Gyr is supporting the city of Longmont in Colorado’s grid modernisation and energy efficiency initiatives with metering technology that improves efficiency, reliability and customer engagement.

Longmont Power & Communications (LPC) will begin the project this spring with the initial 500 meters, while approximately 46,000 Revelo meters are expected to be installed by the end of 2023. Revelo is a smart meter that can sample streaming waveform data to detect faults, anomalies and energy data on both the line and supply side of the meter. The meter’s computing capabilities, which enable machine learning and onboard information processing, are designed to improve grid stability and management of distributed energy resources.

“Longmont has been working to draw more of our electricity from renewable sources, but it’s also important to make the best, most efficient use of the power we have,” said LPC executive director Dave Hornbacher. “As Longmont becomes a more sustainable community, tools like this enable our efforts to achieve the goal of a 100% renewable energy electric community by the year 2030 and provide our customers with more information than ever to manage their energy usage while also adding further dependability to an electric service that’s already among the most reliable in the nation.”

Over the next three years, LPC plans to offer increased digital access to data and energy saving incentives for utility customers. At the same time, the Gridstream network will be used to manage power quality, outage detection and response, and process automation.

“Adding intelligence and communication capabilities to the electric grid is a crucial first step in being able to transition towards clean energy resources while maintaining affordable and reliable electricity for homes and businesses,” said Jay Lasseter, vice president at Landis+Gyr. “We look forward to supporting LPC’s grid modernisation goals with advanced metering, networking and data management systems that improve efficiency and foster the development of new services for customers.”

LPC has been Longmont’s municipally-owned electric utility since 1912, with a dedicated, team that connects the community to affordable, reliable and environmentally responsible electric services.

Swiss firm Landis+Gyr is a provider of integrated energy management for the utility sector. With sales of $1.4bn in 2020, it employs around 5000 people in over 30 countries across five continents.