Landis+Gyr currently supports a variety of prepayment options for use with the Gridstream advanced metering platform. As a result of the Gridstream hardware and software integration, Landis+Gyr serves over 50 customers that utilize prepayment as part of their smart grid deployment.
The benefits of prepayment are realized by both the utility and consumer, and include:
- Improved cash flow
- More flexibility and better exposure to energy consumption
- Reduced upfront costs and no late fees
- Greater consumer satisfaction
Landis+Gyr has also developed a program that serves almost any prepayment provider and offers quick and easy integration with Command Center – the Gridstream head-end operating system. This program includes use-case testing for a variety scenarios to ensure functionality with other utility operations.
Prepayment systems have grown in popularity with the advent of remote service disconnect meters. Landis+Gyr offers a world-class integrated disconnect meter, the FOCUS® AX-SD. This meter provides the utility industry with a reliable, quality, solid-state meter platform that easily adapts to smart grid technologies.
Among electric utilities, cash flow is an increasingly common problem. …