Rio Grande Electric Monitors Energy Assets Via Satellite
Rio Grande Electric Cooperative (RGEC) is using satellite communications to monitor energy conditions across its rural energy distribution network. As part of its new enterprise energy management system, the Texas-based electric utility identified satellite as the most cost-effective way to communicate with the energy meters being installed at the company’s remote substations. The new energy management system uses a network of ION meters and software supplied by Victoria B.C.-based Power Measurement to help Rio Grande Electric control the cost, quality and reliability of the power it offers to its customers. RGEC provides electric service throughout 20 counties across Texas and New Mexico.