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Mexican utility CFE conducting smart grid project with FreeWave, Elster

January 02, 2012


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Mexican electric power utility company Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE) is conducting a smart grid project to use wireless data radios to monitor and control crucial electric power applications. After CFE selected Elster Group’s EnergyAxis smart grid solution in April to power the utility’s first advanced metering infrastructure project, CFE has chosen FreeWave Technologies to provide wireless data radio applications, such as power consumption and substation monitoring, as well as control and monitoring of power networks.

When the project was announced, Mexico’s energy secretary and CFE said they would use Elster’s EnergyAxis pilot as a benchmark for evaluating the advantages of smart grid technologies for potential future deployments.