Elster Electricity (formerly ABB Electricity Metering) has announced that its EnergyAxis® System has gained acceptance by utilities in North and South America, the Caribbean and Asia. The EnergyAxis System was introduced in September 2003, and since then Elster Electricity has received commitments from nine utilities, totalling over 6000 system meters.
Designed for automation of residential and small C&I meters, the system uses a two-way RF communication system with Elster's electronic single phase REX meter. Elster's A3 ALPHA meter is used as the host for local data collection from a network of REX meters. Utilities are testing various advanced features, including remote disconnect and reconnect, kWh energy consumption, demand metering, TOU metering, load profiling, special reads and extended network coverage areas using minimal infrastructure.