Sharon Allan,
President, Elster
Integrated Solutions
 
Baton Rouge, LA, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- December 19, 2007 - Integrated energy company Entergy Corporation has selected Elster's EnergyAxis advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) solution for its 3,400 meter pilot in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

The pilot will be used to test AMI functionality, identify functional benefits, and subsequently develop a long term strategy for deploying AMI.

Functionalisty provided by the EnergyAxis system includes high system read and communications reliability, delivery of monthly and on-demand reads, ability to collect interval data from every meter, real time remote meter connect and disconnect with load-limiting functionality, outage detection and notification, remotely upgradeable firmware, prepay account management, and home area network including displays, thermostat, and load controls utilizing ZigBee® communications

"We are pleased and proud of the selection of EnergyAxis as the platform to validate Entergy's long-term AMI strategy,” said Sharon Allan, president of Elster Integrated Solutions.

Entergy delivers electricity to 2.6 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.