Elster

Elster Solutions  Smart Meters, AMI, and Unified Utility Intelligence Software

Elster Solutions is the North American electricity and smart grid business unit of Elster, a multi-national, 7500-person company providing electricity, gas and water meters and related communications, network and software solutions to customers in more than 130 countries.

Elster Solutions is focused on delivering the vital connections utilities need to achieve the greatest possible value from their meter data. From smart meters and other grid sensors, to advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), meter data management (MDM) and pre-integrated applications leveraging meter data, Elster technology and professional services help utilities improve system reliability, enhance operational efficiency, foster customer choice and meet conservation goals.

 

Products & Services

To Unify the Public Utility Smart Grid Journey

Elster understands that choosing the right smart grid solution provider may be one of the most important decisions your utility makes. That’s why you should choose the one company with smart grid solutions that are proven to work for public utilities now and in the future…Elster.

EnergyAxis®
Elster’s award-winning EnergyAxis AMI system delivers proven two-way communications and smart grid solutions that have been field tested in a wide variety of geographical and
climatological utility environments. This proven, scalable, cost-effective smart grid backbone has proven itself throughout the public utility community as a robust AMI foundation, handling billing reads, network communications and system-wide security with ease. Regardless of the physical challenges you face—remote/rural locations, extreme temperatures, heavy vegetation, mountains or urban high-rises—EnergyAxis provides public utilities the advanced grid infrastructure needed to extend beyond basic meter reads. For utilities not quite ready to make the transformation from AMR to a full-scale fixed network AMI system, Elster’s EA-Mobile technology provides an incremental and economical migration path. This drive-by solution for Elster’s EnergyAxis System allows you to begin accruing the advantages promised by an AMI today, while charting your
course to even bigger gains via a two-way, fixed-network tomorrow.

Connexo®
Elster took smart grid a big step forward with the introduction of Connexo in early 2015. This game-changing unified utility intelligence solution is designed to manage the entire smart grid data flow.

Working with Elster’s EnergyAxis AMI solution, Connexo integrates key operational workflows, business processes and smart grid data from multiple devices and vendors into a single interoperable solution. The result is a new, unified and simple approach for securely collecting, processing, storing and managing smart grid data from the widest possible variety and type of smart meters, sensors and controllers.

Connexo solves several problems utilities face as they strive to manage the escalating volumes, types and complexity of smart grid data needed to meet evolving business, regulatory and customer expectations. The software eliminates complexities that arise for utilities operating separate data collection and management systems and provides the flexibility to incrementally add new applications and use cases as business needs evolve.

Robust Solutions for Meter Data Management
Elster’s EIServer® meter data management (MDM) solution delivers the intelligence and tools you need to make more informed energy management and pricing decisions, while also enhancing your billing and analysis operational processes and delivering advanced
energy efficiency services to your citizens.

Efficiency, scalability, flexibility, traceability and performance are all engineered directly into the EIServer, which has a straightforward and transparent architecture that excels in its flexibility and manageability. As a result, utilities can easily adapt, extend or modify the system to meet evolving needs and achieve the best possible benefits from analysis of meter data.

Workflow Automation and Guided Decision-Making
Elster offers a built-in workflow automation and guided decision-making engine. Ready-to-go, “how-to” workflow guides enable dramatic improvement in both work productivity and workflow accuracy and reliability.

Leveraging codified best practices, this solution helps you standardize your work flows and guide personnel quickly through each step of each process. Its workflow management tool gives users an unparalleled ability to accomplish important tasks without needing to know what underlying software or data are involved. Its inherent intelligence provides secure, controlled, role-based access to the data and applications needed by each user. The interface can be customized to think like your users do and work like they want to work, providing connections and context among your many applications that you’ve never had until now.

Meters, Sensors and Controllers
Elster offers the industry’s widest variety of residential and C&I meters and modules for electricity, water and gas services. In fact, 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 alone.

No one delivers meters that deliver greater accuracy, reliability, ease of installation and configuration, and longer life spans.

Contact Elster to learn more. sales@us.elster.com

Thought Leadership, Business Insights and Industry-leading Perspectives
The Executive Guide to Unlocking the Full Value of Your Meter Data

Through a project with Smart Grid News and many of the industry’s leading utilities and technology visionaries, Elster helped to write eight thought-provoking chapters featuring new insights, tips from the trenches, forward-thinking approaches and opinions on the future of AMI and the smart grid.

Elster is offering the compilation of this work in a single guidebook that explores what it takes to achieve the best possible return on utility meter data investments. Titled The Executive Guide to Unlocking the Full Value of Your Meter Data, the book covers the critical issues facing the utility industry today as it evolves to a business environment where success depends on leveraging data to drive better results.

See for yourself what the buzz is all about. Get your guidebook now.

Article in Intelligent Utility Magazine
Enabling a unified smart city vision in four easy steps

The smart city concept revolves around more intelligent technology working together across traditionally disparate industries that “touch” under a municipal umbrella—power, water, transport, lighting—and that concept will evolve into a 12-25 billion dollar market in less than 10 years.

How does a utility take full advantage of that growing market—and its growing demands—over that next decade of explosive growth? Elster and Silicon Valley Power provide their insights.

Advanced Meter Ft. Collins Project
Fort Collins Utilities has nearly completed advanced meter installations with over 100,000 electric and water meters across homes, schools, and businesses. This project offers Fort Collins residents more timely customer service solutions and up-to-date usage information. The project also positions Fort Collins and Utilities to continue to innovate in the future. Read more on this project.

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