News | January 16, 2018

Aclara And SUEZ Sign Partnership Agreement To Provide Smart Infrastructure Solutions To U.S. Municipalities

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SUEZ Customers Will Benefit from Industry Leading AMI and Sensor Monitoring Technologies

St LouisAclara and SUEZ North America today announced an exclusive strategic partnership to deliver advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) and smart infrastructure solutions (SIS) that will enable SUEZ to better serve municipalities across the United States.

The agreement, which is exclusive to the US marketplace, allows both companies to leverage their strengths to benefit utilities. Aclara, based in St. Louis, MO, will broaden its reach and offer leading-edge technology to utilities facing resource constraints. Aclara AMI and SIS technologies will round out SUEZ’s portfolio, allowing its customers to more effectively manage their distribution systems and reach their sustainability goals.

The Advanced Solutions division of SUEZ North America currently offers its customers a wide variety of solutions in water resource and asset management, water quality in distribution systems, and water and energy conservation. Aclara’s AMI and SIS portfolio includes its RF network, pressure monitoring and sanitary sewer overflow solutions.

“We look forward to helping SUEZ provide their customers with the expertise and technology they need to meet their local requirements. Aclara’s advanced smart infrastructure solutions will offer SUEZ customers new ways to reduce costs and conserve resources,” said Allan Connolly, president and CEO of Aclara.

“The combination of Aclara and SUEZ will bring a more expanded and scalable solution offering to our customers,” said Dominique Demessence, President of SUEZ Advanced Solutions. “Our partnership will make it easier than ever for our customers to meet conservation goals and solve distribution challenges today and in the future.”

In addition to providing Aclara water solutions, SUEZ will deliver Aclara’s electric and gas SIS products to municipal utilities that are responsible for a combination of water and energy resources. Aclara will support SUEZ in sales, implementations and management of Aclara installations.

About SUEZ in North America
SUEZ operates across all 50 states and Canada in North America with 3,350 employees dedicated to environmental sustainability and leading the resource revolution. The company provides drinking water, wastewater and waste collection service to 7.3 million people on a daily basis and was named SMART Utility of the Year by Global Water Intelligence. SUEZ Advanced Solutions, headquartered in Atlanta, GA, is a fully integrated professional service and contracting firm dedicated to providing sustainable products and services for potable water distribution systems and sewage collection systems. In addition to our signature asset maintenance programs, we supply innovative technologies and smart asset management tools that help municipal and industrial water utilities optimize their operations. Our team of experienced community-based water consultants and technical experts leads the industry with a strong reputation for safety, quality work, and dependability.

About Aclara
Aclara, an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners, Inc., is a world-class supplier of smart infrastructure solutions (SIS) and services to more than 800 water, gas, and electric utilities globally. Aclara SIS offerings include smart meters and other field devices, advanced metering infrastructure and software and services that enable utilities to predict and respond to conditions, leverage their distribution networks effectively and engage with their customers. Meter Reading Holdings LLC operates three sister companies, Aclara Technologies, Aclara Meters, and Smart Grid Solutions collectively as Aclara. Aclara won a Frost & Sullivan Global Smart Energy Networks Enabling Technology Leadership Award in 2017 and was named a finalist in three categories of the  Platts Global Energy Awards in 2016. Visit us at Aclara.com, follow us on Twitter @AclaraSolutions or read our blog.

SOURCE: Aclara