London, England - January 30, 2013 - NV Energy, a Sensus smart grid customer serving the state of Nevada, has received a top industry award from Pennwell for Smart Metering Project of the Year. NV Energy has deployed the SensusFlexNet™ communication network and 1.3 million smart endpoints to date. The utility was honoured today at the DistribuTECH Conference in San Diego, California. Sensus is presenting a full complement of products and services in booth #1817 at DistribuTECH.
"We took a very measured approach with our NVEnergize project," said Gary Smith, director of customer energy solutions. "What makes our project unique is that it covers virtually the entire state and once complete will bring operational benefits to our company and energy management benefits to 1.3 million customers statewide. Our partners in this project, like Sensus, have been integral to the deployment of NVEnergize."
"We are pleased to see NV Energy recognised for its efforts in leveraging technology for the benefit of its operations and its customers," said Sensus President and CEO Peter Mainz. "The building of a smarter grid by this progressive utility is a benchmark for others in our industry."
The Sensus FlexNet multi-application, two-way wireless communications system is based on open standards, interoperability and FCC licensed spectrum. Sensus has more than 12 million smart endpoints deployed at more than 300 electric, gas and water utilities in North America.