At the IEEE Power Engineering Society Transmission and Distribution Conference, Cellnet Technology, Inc. announced that it has executed an agreement with the city of Seattle to provide advanced metering. The initial rollout will deploy the Cellnet wireless mesh network and new electric and water endpoints in the rapidly developing districts of South Lake Union and Denny Triangle, just north of downtown Seattle.

Seattle’s project is part of an initiative to deploy “smart metering” technology to support high-tech; medical research; and mixed use commercial, retail, and residential redevelopment in the city.

Cellnet’s two-way fixed network AMI solution, which Seattle City Light will fully own and operate for the city, was selected in a tender process that included several publicly traded and privately held vendor competitors.