Dealing with aging and stressed distribution infrastructures, anticipating potential leaks, and responding to increased regulatory scrutiny all pose mounting challenges for gas utilities.
To help gas utilities anticipate and respond to risks across their distribution networks, and meet growing regulatory pressures, gas utilities Aclara is helping company’s move past just drive-by reading applications to a robust and intelligent fixed-network advanced metering infrastructure.
Smart infrastructure solutions from Aclara provide a path for gas utilities to monitor and manage their distribution networks:
•Customer Care and Billing – Eliminate estimated reads, provide customers with consistent billing, smooth revenue collection, and reduce calls to customer service representatives.
•Methane detection – Find methane leaks to eliminate the risk explosions and reduce environmentally harmful emissions.
•Pressure monitoring – Provide real-time insight into pipeline integrity and proactive response to problems ahead of costly incidents.
Aclara, now part of the Hubbell Power Systems family of brands, is a world-class supplier of smart infrastructure solutions (SIS) and services to more than 1,000 water, gas, and electric utilities globally. Aclara SIS offerings include smart meters and other field devices, advanced metering infrastructure and software and services that enable utilities to predict and respond to conditions, leverage their distribution networks effectively, and engage with their customers. Aclara won a Frost & Sullivan Global Smart Energy Networks Enabling Technology Leadership Award in 2017 and was named a finalist in three categories of the Platts Global Energy Awards in 2016. Visit us at Aclara.com, follow us on Twitter @AclaraSolutions or subscribe to our blog.