Landis+Gyr contributes to energy conscious future with AGUILOG®
February 04, 2010
“AGUILOG® from Landis+Gyr has been designed with global challenges in mind. This is a supervision and early warning system designed to help utilities keep ripple control signal propagation to – and reception quality of – the receivers across its network constant, which is essential when delivering a top quality service in a liberalised market. AGUILOG® contributes to a utility’s bottom line by helping to optimize its operations,” says Tommy Blaser, Product Manager Load Management at Landis+Gyr, “Long-term analyses provide a trend forecast that allows a utility to anticipate necessary maintenance in the network and prevent cost and time-intensive network errors from arising, thereby keeping service levels constant and end customers happy.”
An open system fully compatible with all existing ripple control installations throughout the world, the AGUILOG® system allows simultaneous and exact monitoring of ripple control signals to receivers at different network locations. Utilities propagate messages to receivers in a specific area or to their entire network. These signals switch boilers, heating, street lights and tariff modes on meters. AGUILOG® contributes to operational efficiency within a utility and can therefore lead to significant cost savings along its value chain.
Often referred to as the ‘fifth fuel’ ripple control, which is categorised under load management, is a key method to achieve energy efficiency without needing to make significant investment into generation capacity. Utilities use load management infrastructure to promote consumption reduction within their distribution area and to optimise peak time purchasing and network investments, while at the same time maintaining expected service levels for the end consumer.
With global concern over the future of energy production growing, effective energy management provides a significant means to ensuring that the world’s increasing population has access to an adequate and seamless power supply, today and tomorrow.
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