Rural Telecommunications Cooperative (NRTC) is now a value added
reseller of data analytics solutions from Sensus,
a leading provider of clean technology solutions. In conjunction with
its long-standing partnership with Sensus, NRTC will offer transformer
utilization, load aggregation, alert and alarm management data analytics
applications and managed services to rural electric co-op members across
The amendment follows Sensus' April announcement of the acquisition of
a smart grid analytics company offering big data solutions for electric,
water and gas utilities.
The NRTC already offers Sensus smart grid technologies, including the FlexNet™
two-way communication network, smart meters, automation control and
demand response solutions.
"The nation's electric cooperatives will now be able to collect,
integrate and aalyze data from smart meters and other sensors on their
network," said Ed Drew, vice president of utility solutions at NRTC.
"The ability of Sensus to also manage the data analytics applications as
a turnkey solution will immediately drive operational cost savings for
The open standards-based communication network from Sensus helps
electric utilities and their customers reduce costs, conserve resources,
and lower carbon emissions. "Our growing portfolio of data analytics
solutions is just one way we are meeting the needs of our customers,"
said Sensus President Randy Bays. "We are committed to offering our
customers and partners solution-driven applications supported by the
reliable, flexible and future-proof FlexNet communication network."
The Sensus/Verdeeco suite of products, services and applications enables
utilities to aggregate data from smart meters, SCADA systems, customer
billing software, news services and a myriad of other sources. All of
the applications are hosted in a secure cloud by Verdeeco's Grid as a
Service™ platform. Cloud-based management requires a lower upfront
capital investment, offers a reduced cost of ownership and enables the
utility to take advantage of the latest software functionality.
Since 2011, NRTC members have installed nearly 600,000 Sensus meters at
various rural electric cooperatives. With the renewed agreement, NRTC
plans to install more than 1 million additional Sensus meters at
cooperatives nationwide. The organization supports about 900 rural
Sensus is a leading clean technology solutions company offering smart
meters, communication systems, software and services for the electric,
gas, and water industries. Sensus technology helps utilities drive
operational efficiency and customer engagement with applications that
include advanced meter reading, data acquisition, demand response,
distribution automation, home area networking and outdoor lighting
control. Customers worldwide trust the innovation, quality and
reliability of Sensus solutions for the intelligent use and conservation
of energy and water. Learn more at www.sensus.com.
To follow Twitter updates from Sensus, visit http://twitter.com/sensussmartgrid.
The National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative (NRTC) represents the
advanced telecommunications and information technology interests of more
than 1,500 rural utilities and affiliates in 48 states (who collectively
serve 20 million homes and 50 million residents). Founded in 1986, NRTC
provides products and services developed specifically to meet the needs
of rural utilities and their customers, such as high-speed Internet
access via satellite, full service Internet access and support, advanced
metering infrastructure, wireless technologies, power quality products,
long distance programs, mobile phone service, IP backbone services, and
programming distribution rights for video providers. For more
information, visit www.nrtc.coop.
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