Storm was named to that position in March.
State utility regulators last month approved AES Ohio’s plan to build a “smart grid” in its service area.
According to the plan, AES Ohio would invest $77.6 million in advanced — or “smart” — meters, with nearly every customer getting one, and would build what an AES Ohio manager called a “self-healing grid,” a $109 million investment in “self-healing” technologies, including distribution automation, substation automation and advanced distribution management.
In general, “smart” grids are supposed to permit a better grasp of data, letting utilities detect and react to power outages and other changes with speed and accuracy.
“AES Ohio is laying the foundation for the future of grid management, and we are excited for the opportunity to be a part of this project,” said Prasanna Venkatesan, executive vice president of the Americas region at Landis+Gyr. “The network options available with Gridstream Connect, along with cloud services and deployment expertise are a big part of ensuring this investment will provide value well into the future.”
In 2020, Landis+Gyr extended its metering deployment with AES Ohio’s sister utility, AES Indiana in Indianapolis.
AES Ohio and Landis+Gyr officials did not respond to a request for further comments Wednesday.
AES Ohio provides electric service to 527,000 customers across 24 Southwest Ohio counties.
After 110 years as Dayton Power & Light, the Dayton area’s electric utility changed its name to “AES Ohio” in February.