08 Mar Nicor Gas Selects Sensus for Meter Modernization Program
Technology will help to better address system reliability and increase safety
Sensus, a Xylem brand, has been selected by Nicor Gas, the largest natural gas distribution company in Illinois, as the technology provider for its Meter Modernization program. Nicor Gas serves 2.2 million customers in a service territory that encompasses most of the northern third of Illinois, excluding the city of Chicago.
“The Meter Modernization program is one of several investments we’re making to modernize and improve our natural gas infrastructure,” said Patrick Whiteside, vice president of Business Solutions at Nicor Gas. “Sensus’ advanced metering technology will help us ensure every customer’s energy needs are met safely now and well into the future.”
The utility will begin deployment of the Sensus FlexNet® communication network and radio modules for its natural gas meters this year.
“Our continued, aggressive investment in the gas market has enabled us to deliver comprehensive metrology and safety solutions including a robust, resilient and secure communication network,” said Colin Sabol, Senior Vice President and President, Xylem Measurement & Control Solutions. “We believe our focus on compelling solutions helps utilities make their business case for advanced metering technology through the benefits of better customer engagement, increased workplace safety and the use of data to help drive bottom-line results.”
Sensus helps a wide range of public service providers—from utilities to cities to industrial complexes and campuses—do more with their infrastructure to improve quality of life in their communities. We enable our customers to reach farther through the application of technology and data-driven insights that deliver efficiency and responsiveness. We partner with them to anticipate and respond to evolving business needs with innovation in sensing and communications technologies, data analytics and services.