PECO (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.) has selected Enspiria Solutions (www.enspiria.com) to support the utility in looking at smart meter technologies.

For a decade, PECO has been at the forefront of automated meter reading (AMR) technology. In 2004, PECO completed the largest installation of an advanced metering system in the country. With more than 2 million meters, this automated metering system led to improved service and new products.

Currently, PECO is evaluating existing, proven technologies and also looking at new smart meter technologies as a way of delivering valuable solutions to customers. As part of that process, PECO plans to file its Smart Meter Technology plan with the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission in August 2009.