Entergy has selected Elster’s EnergyAxis Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) solution for its 3400 meter pilot in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.6 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy will use the pilot to test AMI functionality, identify functional benefits, and subsequently develop a long term strategy for deploying AMI.

EnergyAxis provides Entergy with full AMI functionality including:

  • Very high system read and communications reliability
  • Delivery of monthly and on-demand reads
  • Ability to collect interval data from every meter
  • Real-time remote meter connect and disconnect with load-limiting functionality
  • Outage detection and notification
  • Remotely upgradeable firmware
  • Pre-pay account management
  • Home area network including displays, thermostat, and load controls using ZigBee communications