Brazilian Utility SANEPAR Expands Water Meter Order With Elster
– Deployment of additional 105,000 water meters for improved water management –
LUTON, England and SAO PAULO, Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Elster announced today that Brazilian utility, Companhia de Saneamento do Parana (SANEPAR), has selected Elster to supply more than 105,000 single-jet water meters in Brazil over the next three months.
This follows SANEPAR’s selection of Elster in January 2012 to supply 52,000 water meters to accurately bill customers for water usage and identify leaks within the distribution system.
“The SANEPAR deployment demonstrates Elster’s continued commitment to providing accurate, high quality water meters to the Latin American market as utilities strive to improve water conservation and management,” commented Jerry Lauzze, Chief Executive Officer, Water.
SANEPAR, located in Curitiba city in the State of Parana, has more than three million water meters installed. The new S120 single-jet water meters will provide accurate measurement of water consumption across its residential customer base.
Elster is one of the world’s largest electricity, gas and water measurement and control providers. Its offerings include distribution monitoring and control, advanced smart metering, demand response, networking and software solutions, and numerous related communications and services – key components for enabling consumer choice, operational efficiency and conservation. Its products and solutions are widely used by utilities in the traditional and emerging Smart Grid markets.
Elster has one of the most extensive installed revenue measurement bases in the world, with more than 200 million metering devices deployed over the course of the last 10 years. It sells its products and services in more than 130 countries across electricity, gas, water and multi-utility applications for residential, commercial and industrial, and transmission and distribution applications.