Fred Anderson,
President & CEO,
NHEC
 
Raleigh, NC and Plymouth, NH, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- February 28, 2011 - The New Hampshire Electric Cooperative (NHEC) has selected Elster's EnergyAxis(R) smart grid solution to improve operational efficiency and empower members with more visibility and control over energy usage.

The largest cooperative utility in New England serving 80,000 members in 115 communities, NHEC will deploy EnergyAxis(R) and more than 84,000 Elster smart meters to enable advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) capabilities, such as remote meter reading and comprehensive energy usage monitoring. The project will begin in the summer of 2011 and run through the end of 2012. Elster will manage the full deployment of the installation.
 
“We needed a smart grid technology partner that understood and could meet our unique geographic and technology requirements,” said Fred Anderson, NHEC president and CEO.
 
With data from Elster's EnergyAxis solution, NHEC will create a web portal that provides members with more information on energy usage patterns, helping to reduce costs and improve energy efficiency. The smart grid deployment also is expected to deliver operating improvements such as fewer truck rolls related to power outages and meter reads.