The Salt River Project (SRP) agricultural and improvement power district, based in Arizona, US, is deploying 10,000 REX® meters a month as part of an expansion of its AMI project started three years ago. The project – the EnergyAxis System from Elster Electricity – will allow SRP to realise an increase in customer service levels and to offer its customers new products and services.

The utility reports that projected savings from AMR and automated field services have exceeded expectations, and that it has seen operational benefits in the back office. The EnergyAxis System allows SRP to access meters remotely on a daily basis for meter reading and field service activities, and the REX meter offers remote connect/disconnect abilities, often in the same day.