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Hometown Connections

VisualSmart Meter and Smart Grid solutions for Public Power Utilities
Hometown Connections is a utility services subsidiary of the American Public Power Association and supports APPA members by securing national group pricing and service arrangements from leading industry suppliers.

Elster is partnering with Hometown Connections to offer smart meters and smart grid solutions with favorable commercial terms to APPA members. The centerpiece of the program is Elster’s EnergyAxis® System. It enables public power utilities to offer business and residential customers more accurate meter reading services, improved outage management and reliability, and demand side energy management savings.

APPA Members on EnergyAxis
“Elster’s EnergyAxis System will provide the City of Ocala with better communications to every electric and water meter on the City's distribution system. It is a unique opportunity for our customers to be a part of a larger solution for energy conservation initiatives.”
--Joe Noel, Supervisor of Resource Management, City of Ocala Utility Services, FL

"After extensive research and analysis, we decided that Elster's EnergyAxis System provided the best overall solution to meet our metering needs. We are preparing for the next phase of outage management and upgrades. The system is scalable, and we are very pleased with the smart meters and Elster's continual technical support and expertise."
--Greg Wilsbach, Superintendent of Electric Utility Department, Borough of Middletown, PA

Press Release: http://www.energyaxis.com/pdf/PR_20090504_HometownConnections.pdf