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CenterPoint Energy Inc.'s electric transmission and distribution subsidiary has selected GE Digital Energy as its provider of wireless communications to support the electric utility's advanced metering system (AMS) that is designed to give Houston area electric consumers the ability to better monitor and manage electric use and cost, according to the utility.

GE Digital Energy's MDS Mercury 3650 radios, along with engineering services, network design, project management and support services, will support the transmission of electric utility meter data over the AMS network from consumers' homes and businesses to CenterPoint Energy's data center.

"The advanced metering system is our first step in developing a smart grid comprised of technology, automation and electrical infrastructure integration," says Kenny Mercado, senior vice president of advanced metering deployment at CenterPoint Energy.

CenterPoint Energy has begun replacing existing electric meters with smart meters. More than 145,000 smart meters are expected to be installed in the Houston area by the end of this year. The AMS will be deployed during the next five years to over 2.4 million consumers within a 5,000 square-mile service area around metropolitan Houston.

SOURCE: GE Digital Energy

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