The project will feature the Sensus FlexNet AMI network and Sensus iCON A electric meters equipped with ZigBee.

The pilot will launch in the first quarter of 2011 with 1,000 homes and businesses in Waldorf and 1,500 services at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Webster Field, and Solomons Recreation Center naval centers.

The company plans to expand the trial to 10,000 homes in subsequent phases.

The Sensus FlexNet AMI network is a long-range radio solution that communicates via a FCC licensed spectrum.