LUTON, England, January 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
-Elster strengthens its position in Spain-
Elster (NYSE: ELT) announced today that Spanish utility company, Empresa Metropolitana de Abastecimiento y Saneamiento de Aguas de Sevilla (EMASESA) has selected Elster to supply Y290 electronic hybrid water meters over the next 12 months.
This award represents a 50 percent increase on Elster's previous tender to EMASESA in 2005 and is a direct result of the successful deployment of Y290 hybrid water meters to support the Seville-based utility over the last six years.
EMASESA provides water and wastewater services to over a million people in the city of Seville and 11 additional towns, and it also supplies raw (untreated) water to 26 towns around the Seville area.
The Y290 hybrid electronic water meter provides statistical information on consumption behaviour, customer profiles and flows. The meter is approved by the European Measuring Instruments Directive (MID) 2004/22/EC, offers a dynamic flow range up to R250 and is self-powered by an internal battery.
"We have been very satisfied with the consumption data delivered by the Y290 hybrid meter since we started working with Elster and look forward to continuing and building on that relationship going forward," said Camilo Veiga, meters manager for EMASESA.
"The innovative Y290 hybrid electronic meter has been specifically developed to support utilities with their water management programs. The EMASESA tender award demonstrates the growing confidence that we enjoy from Spanish utilities and our ability to meet their requirements," commented Pedro Egana, regional director of Elster's global water business.
Elster (NYSE: ELT) is one of the world's largest electricity, gas and water measurement and control providers. Its offerings include distribution monitoring and control, advanced smart metering, demand response, networking and software solutions, and numerous related communications and services - key components for enabling consumer choice, operational efficiency and conservation. Its products and solutions are widely used by utilities in the traditional and emerging Smart Grid markets.
Elster has one of the most extensive installed revenue measurement bases in the world, with more than 200 million metering devices deployed over the course of the last 10 years. It sells its products and services in more than 130 countries across electricity, gas, water and multi-utility applications for residential, commercial and industrial, and transmission and distribution applications.
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