Landis+Gyr said Tuesday it has been selected by Barbados Light & Power for a comprehensive smart grid technology project that includes advanced metering and data management solutions.
A full-service generation and distribution utility for the independent island state, Barbados Light & Power is deploying Landis+Gyr’s Gridstream® AMI solution and meter data management. The utility’s grid management priorities include improved outage response, line loss reductions, and solar integration from both solar farms and rooftop installations.
The Gridstream AMI solution connects utilities with data from critical points across the distribution system, and interfaces with existing utility systems and applications to more effectively manage billing, operations, engineering and customer service.
The network enables two-way communications with meters, sensors and switches to provide interval load and voltage data, and enable net metering, outage management and remote service connection capabilities.
“Barbados has a number of strong business cases to support smart grid technology,” said Abe Ortega, Vice President of International Sales and Marketing at Landis+Gyr. “This project demonstrates how the Gridstream solution goes beyond advanced metering to support widescale grid management efforts.”