Mexico’s Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE) has selected Elster’s EnergyAxis Smart Grid solution for Mexico City’s first advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) project.
 
According to Elster, the Mexican Secretaria de Energia (SENER) and CFE will use the EnergyAxis pilot as a benchmark for evaluating the advantages of its Smart Grid technologies for potential future deployments.
 
CFE has already successfully deployed nine other EnergyAxis systems throughout 14 of Mexico’s 16 service areas, making EnergyAxis the largest AMI system with the most endpoints in the country.
 
As part of this project, Elster will deploy its EnergyAxis Smart Grid solution and smart meters in the zone of Polanco, a residential neighborhood near Chapultepec.
 
CFE will use the project to showcase AMI benefits including system improvements, increased productivity, reduced outages, more accurate readings, improved operational efficiencies related to fewer truck rolls and service calls, and a reduction in non-technical losses.
 
Mark Munday, president and CEO of Elster Solutions, said: “With more control over its electricity infrastructure, CFE can help customers better manage energy usage and improve its operational processes,” he said in a statement.
 
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