Landis+Gyr has been selected by Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) to install a smart grid demonstration project in Farmingdale, New York, US.

The project will test consumer response to dynamic pricing signals, as well as the scalability of smart grid technology in the Route 110 corridor located in Farmingdale.

It includes deployment of Landis+Gyr’s Gridstream RF smart grid network, along with advanced meters and in-home energy displays to consumers in the town of Farmingdale on Long Island.

Landis+Gyr Sales vice president Gary High said the company is working with LIPA to demonstrate how advanced metering improves reliability, power quality and energy efficiency.

"This involves demonstrating all of the advanced metering functions for monitoring and managing power delivery, as well as effective ways to engage consumers by providing more information about energy use and tools to improve efficiency," High said.

LIPA and its partners, Stony Brook University and Farmingdale State College, received a Smart Grid Investment Grant from the Department of Energy to fund the project.

Installation of the Gridstream network and advanced meters is scheduled to be completed by June 2012.