- Networks & Connectivity - Low-Power Wide-Area Network
- Sensors - Utility Meters
- Business Operation
- Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI)
The Dominican Republic has had its share of challenges as efforts to deliver power more efficiently to consumers have increased. Sub-standard service, inadequate capacity and frequent black-outs have been a common occurrence in this emerging island country. However, as the government energy industry was deregulated, the Dominican Republic looked to companies such as CEPM to deliver innovative energy solutions to its citizens. As such, CEPM sought to find a reliable advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) solution which would withstand rigorous power fluctuations and provide remote monitoring and management of its electrical grid. Additionally, the company was launching a pre-paid electricity program which required reliable data transmission and two-way communication capabilities. Coverage was also an issue due to the country’s varied topography.
Working with GE Digital Energy, Ingenu provided its powerful RPMA network to enable over 24,000 smart meters to speed power restoration and increase reliability of services to CEPM’s customers. The solution offered robust, two-way communication between CEPM and its end users, providing accurate reporting and monitoring of energy operation and consumption. The RPMA access points, which served as the communication device between the meters and CEPM’s head-end system, were installed in strategic locations to obtain ideal RF performance, allowing a single RPMA access point to serve as many 20,000 GE smart meters. Due to its limited infrastructure investment, CEPM was able to deliver energy services cost-effectively, resulting in significant savings to its customers.
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