Leading smart grid player Honeywell has announced it will install more than 138,000 smart grids in Minnesota in a smart grid project worth $15 million, in partnership with the state’s largest customer-owned electric cooperative, Connexus Energy.
Honeywell announced the project earlier this week, revealing that the company would install more than 138,000 of its EnergyAxis connected smart meters alongside its new SynergyNet mesh networking platform for Connexus Energy. The smart grid project will provide Connexus with real-time data of its customer’s energy consumption, allowing more accurate billing, as well as better management of usage, and the ability to more accurately detect meter tampering and outages.
“Our mission is simple: keep the lights on for our members by providing electricity in the most cost-effective, reliable and environmentally responsible manner,” said Greg Ridderbusch, chief executive officer of Connexus Energy. “Honeywell’s smart grid technology will help us continue to meet these goals while providing a path for greater efficiencies and innovations in how we deliver electricity to one of Minnesota’s fastest-growing corridors — and how customers use it.”
“Together, Honeywell and customers like Connexus Energy are fundamentally changing the way the world and our communities manage and use energy,” added Rob Tupker, president of Smart Energy, Honeywell Home and Building Technologies. “This smart grid project supports the utility’s priority of sound energy management and delivery, while preparing the cooperative to take advantage of future opportunities and innovations to drive deeper savings for customers.”
Honeywell is one of the three leading smart meter companies in the world, and recently announced another smart meter deployment contract, this time for 200,000 smart meters in Mexico.
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