Landis+Gyr Provides Technology Backbone for Conway Corp’s Smart City Initiative
IPv6 network supports Conway’s plan to become smartest city in America
ATLANTA, GA. – Jan. 18, 2018 – The city of Conway, Arkansas is planning to become the smartest city in America using Landis+Gyr’s IoT network platform to add intelligence to many of the utility services it provides.
Conway Corp, which operates the city-owned multi-service utility system, is installing Landis+Gyr’s RF Mesh network to support advanced metering for electric and water customers, as well as its smart streetlighting initiative. The utility plans to leverage the IPv6 communication capability of the network to streamline back-office management of multiple systems and expand consumer offerings in the future.
The utility currently provides electric, water, wastewater, streetlighting, and telecommunications systems including video and internet services to city residents. Conway Corp is presenting its smart city vision at the utility industry trade event, DistribuTECH, next week.
“Our goal is to manage city services and expand future offerings to residents in a way that improves both efficiency and the customer experience,” said Bret Carroll, Conway Corp CEO. “The Landis+Gyr smart grid network provides support for our metering and system modeling initiatives, while providing the opportunity to expand sensing and home energy management technologies in the future.”
Landis+Gyr’s connected platform of devices help utilities manage and monitor energy from the substation to the home. The company’s success with smart city deployments globally includes the largest IPv6 network in the world at TEPCO.
“What’s happening at Conway is an exciting example of how utilities can use distributed intelligence for a variety of urban management applications,” said Gary High, Senior Vice President of Product Management and Marketing at Landis+Gyr. “With the foundation of a multi-purpose, standards-based network, utilities can expand applications to not only manage energy, but also keep up with the changing needs of consumers.”
About Conway Corporation
Conway Corp operates the city-owned utility system in Conway, Ark. The company provides electric, water, wastewater, cable, internet, telephone and security services within the Conway city limits. Conway Corp was created in 1929 when the Conway City Council organized the corporation to operate the city’s electric light plant to raise revenue to help keep Hendrix College and Central Baptist College in Conway. The company’s mission is to exceed customers’ expectations and to produce and deliver safe, affordable, reliable, innovative and environmentally-sound utility and telecommunication services while enhancing the quality of life in the community. More information is available at www.conwaycorp.com.
Landis+Gyr is the leading global provider of integrated energy management solutions for the utility sector. Offering one of the broadest portfolios of products and services to address complex industry challenges, the company delivers comprehensive solutions for the foundation of a smarter grid, including smart metering, distribution network sensing and automation tools, load control, analytics and energy storage. Landis+Gyr operates in over 30 countries across five continents. With sales of approximately USD 1.7 billion, the company employs c. 6,000 people with the sole mission of helping the world manage energy better. More information is available at www.landisgyr.com.
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