Mag Cover - 2002

  • ENEL in Italy announces a project to deploy 27 million AMR meters.
  • Meralco, in the Philippines, integrates billing, call centre and CIS functions for
    3.9 million households.
  • Ruhrgas Industries of Germany buys ABB’s worldwide metering interests – Elster Electricity, Elster Metering, American Meter Company and AMCO Water.
  • Siemens withdraws from the metering business by divesting the renamed Landis+Gyr Group to American financial investor Kohlberg Kravis Roberts.
  • IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) and IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers) sign a co-operative agreement to establish global technical
    standards.
  • Chinese exports of electricity meters jump from 3.3M in 2001 to 10.9M.
  • PPL Electric Utilities implements the largest two-way powerline AMR system for its 1.3 M electric customers.