Bilbao, Spain --- (METERING.COM) --- March 26, 2012 - A new PRIME (Power Line Intelligent Metering Evolution) PLC compliant smart meter, the SGM1100, has been introduced by GE Energy to provide utilities with a cost effective and flexible solution to meet the requirements of an advanced metering infrastructure (AMI).

The SGM1100 is a single-phase meter designed to support residential and small commercial energy consumers. In alignment with local standards, the SGM1100 meets IEC requirements and provides PLC AMI communications with the PRIME and the DLMS/COSEM protocols.

Designed for ease of use, the SGM1100 should enable utilities to accelerate installations, automate provisioning and reduce the amount of required post-installation support. Additional benefits include increased security features and a dual pole relay for increased safety during installation and service, and remote upgradeable firmware via the PLC communications. Local communications enables site-specific configuration, firmware updates and on-demand diagnostics, while an integrated PRIME PLC modem provides reliable and interoperable communications with PRIME compliant data concentrators.

“GE is proud to announce the availability of the SGM1100 smart meter for IEC markets,” said Luke Clemente, general manager, Metering & Sensing for GE’s Digital Energy business.