RALEIGH, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--(Click to Tweet) - Sensus, a Xylem brand, will help strengthen the power grid in Iowa through a new agreement with Alliant Energy Corp. The companies entered into an agreement to add the Sensus FlexNet® communication system to Alliant Energy’s power grid and natural gas system in Iowa over a three-year period.
The project represents one of Sensus’ largest communication system deployments in the U.S. and includes network deployment, electric and gas meter equipment and installation, and software installation. The project will also update the software for Alliant Energy’s Wisconsin energy company, which already has the FlexNet system.
“The Sensus communication system is foundational to building a smarter power grid in Iowa,” said Linda Mattes, vice president of customer operations. “The technology will improve service to our customers, provide better data to operate our system and position us for future customer options.”
“Providing solutions that address our customers’ needs, so they in turn can better serve their own customers, is our top priority,” said Xylem President and CEO Patrick Decker. “We’re very pleased to expand our relationship with Alliant Energy, bringing the benefits that our advanced metering and communication technologies provide to more customers. Our Sensus FlexNet communication system continues to be the network of choice because of its proven ability to connect multiple applications in a secure, reliable and cost-effective environment.”
The two-way FlexNet network enables utilities to collect, deliver, manage and analyze data in near real time.
Sensus, a Xylem brand, helps a wide range of public service providers - from utilities to cities to industrial complexes and campuses - do more with their infrastructure to improve quality of life in their communities. We enable our customers to reach farther through the application of technology and data-driven insights that deliver efficiency and responsiveness. We partner with them to anticipate and respond to evolving business needs with innovation in sensing and communications technologies, data analytics and services. Learn more at sensus.com and follow @SensusGlobal on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram.
Xylem (XYL) is a leading global water technology company committed to developing innovative technology solutions to the world’s water challenges. The Company’s products and services move, treat, analyze, monitor and return water to the environment in public utility, industrial, residential and commercial building services, and agricultural settings. With its October 2016 acquisition of Sensus, Xylem added smart metering, network technologies and advanced data analytics to its portfolio of solutions. The Company’s nearly 16,000 employees bring broad applications expertise with a strong focus on identifying comprehensive, sustainable solutions. Headquartered in Rye Brook, New York with 2016 revenue of $3.8 billion, Xylem does business in more than 150 countries through a number of market-leading product brands.
The name Xylem is derived from classical Greek and is the tissue that transports water in plants, highlighting the engineering efficiency of our water-centric business by linking it with the best water transportation of all - that which occurs in nature. For more information, please visit www.xyleminc.com.
About Alliant Energy
Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE: LNT), headquartered in Madison, Wis., provides regulated electric and natural gas service to 960,000 electric and 410,000 natural gas customers across Iowa and Wisconsin. Alliant Energy’s mission is to deliver the energy solutions and exceptional service customers and communities count on - safely, efficiently and responsibly. Interstate Power and Light Company and Wisconsin Power and Light Company are Alliant Energy’s two public utility subsidiaries. Alliant Energy Corporation is a component of the S&P 500 and trades under the symbol LNT. For more information, visit alliantenergy.com.