ST. LOUIS – January 29, 2014 – Today Aclara Technologies LLC announced that six rural electric cooperatives, comprising nearly 64,000 end points, signed agreements to use its industry leading eTWACS advanced metering infrastructure technology. In addition, one investor-owned utility has signed an agreement to use Aclara’s Asset Data Management solution as a repository to track nearly four million new and existing end points. Aclara is part of the Utility Solutions Group of ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE: ESE) and a leading provider of intelligent infrastructure technologies for water, gas and electric utilities serving a wide spectrum of customers large and small.
“Aclara has consistently proven its ability to deliver advanced technology to the electric utilities,” said Nancy Rich, senior vice president of sales and account management at Aclara. “Our investment in research and development continues to yield results that satisfy our customers and position Aclara as an industry leader.”
eTWACS® employs existing power-line infrastructure to deliver industry-leading read rates over 99 percent, as reported by customers. Its technology seamlessly integrates into existing substations without adding additional points of failure to the system, such as towers, repeaters or line conditioners.
Aclara’s Asset Data Management solution performs numerous invaluable functions, such as tracking new and outdated metering equipment, scanning and printing barcode labels for increased speed and improved accuracy, configuring and controlling calibration equipment, and collecting data and validating test results.
Aclara is exhibiting in booth #1437 at this year’s DistribuTECH Conference & Exhibition, a premier distribution automation event that brings together nearly 10,000 utility executives, distribution engineers, product manufacturers and industry experts from more than 50 countries.
Aclara® represents the industry’s leading Intelligent Infrastructure technologies for providing device networking, data-value management, and customer communications to water, gas, and electric utilities globally. Over 500 utilities in nine countries rely on proven Aclara solutions to connect with their customers. Aclara Technologies LLC is part of the Utility Solutions Group of ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE: ESE), St. Louis. Create Your Intelligent Infrastructure™ www.Aclara.com. Follow @AclaraSolutions on Twitter at https://twitter.com/AclaraSolutions.