Trilliant, GE Energy and local utility Electrica de Guayaquil (EDG), will install 25,000 smart meters in Ecuador in the second phase of a project to improve grid reliability and efficiency through replacing nearly 200,000 meters.

The new meter infrastructure will enable remote connection and disconnection of customers, collection of usage information, and support demand-response control and pre-payment for later addition. GE Energy will supply the meters and hardware. Trilliant will supply the communications platform.

“Improving Ecuador’s energy outlook is a very important factor in improving Ecuador’s economic outlook,” said Oscar Armijos Gonzalez-Rubio, of EDG.

“The information, network management and efficiency gains from this new meter infrastructure will help us to get the most benefit from our electric grid. The system will give EDG the data it needs to more finely tune the country’s grid.”

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