Florida-based power utility Lakeland Electric has selected Sensus, a provider of utility infrastructure systems, as the technology provider for its smart grid program.

By implementing the Sensus FlexNet advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) solution, Lakeland’s smart grid program will support meter reading, distribution automation, home area networking (HAN) and demand response applications.

The project launches in February with the installation of 120,000 electric endpoints; including 10,000m equipped with remote connect and disconnect capabilities, 3,000 HAN displays and the implementation of time-of-use rates and customer web portals with near real-time data on energy usage.

The company claims that the utility will leverage the benefits of reliable and secure two-way communications to increase operational efficiency, improve management of peak load power and provide customers tools to participate in proactive energy management.

Sensus’ FlexNet AMI system adheres to open standards and communicates via primary-use FCC-licensed spectrum.