Entergy picks Honeywell for advanced meter deployment
October 26, 2016
Honeywell has entered an advanced meter project with Entergy Services, valued at up to $250m, to help improve electricity service and reliability for the utility operating companies' customers across Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.
Entergy's entire project, which is subject to regulatory and other approvals, would include the installation of up to 2.9 million integrated advanced meters to facilitate better data-sharing between the Entergy operating companies and their customers for more reliable electricity delivery and improved energy management.
Honeywell will provide up to 2.3 million of the advanced meters, building on the company's past advanced metering infrastructure work with Entergy. The meters will help gather and provide the operating companies with usage data to enable more efficient operations and better customer service while giving customers more energy management capabilities.
The meters can facilitate automated meter reading, which is expected to drive operational efficiencies, and help the Entergy operating companies more quickly and accurately detect and resolve customer outages.
"Honeywell's advanced meter project with Entergy is the latest example of how keeping the lights on for customers doesn't have to be complicated or costly if the right technology is in place," said Rob Tupker, president of Honeywell Smart Energy. "We're committed to providing next-gen technologies that help utilities take advantage of management and delivery opportunities today while providing the groundwork for future energy innovations."
Pre-deployment planning and design are underway. Honeywell anticipates that the advanced meter deployment will begin in 2019, and will be completed across the Entergy operating companies' service areas by the end of 2021.
Honeywell provides complete smart grid and energy management systems that drive energy efficiency, operational improvements and cost savings for utilities, commercial and industrial users, and consumers.