Raleigh, NC, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- March 9, 2011 - The National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative (NRTC) has entered into a value added reseller (VAR) agreement with Sensus, through which it will offer to its members the company’s smart grid technologies including the FlexNet™ advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) system, smart meters, distribution automation and demand response solutions.

In response to requests from coop members for a wireless AMI solution, the NRTC evaluated various technologies before partnering with Sensus.

“NRTC has been a leader in offering our members a complete range of smart grid solutions, including AMI systems,” said Ed Drew, vice president, utility solutions at the NRTC. “By adding the Sensus FlexNet system to our portfolio, we can now meet member requests for a wireless AMI solution.”

Independently, and subsequently since the announcement was made, the Florida coop SECO Energy has selected the FlexNet™ AMI communications network and more than 172,000 electric meters equipped with remote connect and disconnect capabilities for its smart grid.

The NRTC represents the advanced telecommunications and information technology interests of 1,500 rural utilities and affiliates in 48 states.