Research Project Information

Research Project Summary Information

Wireless Utility Monitoring –(ST10908-1)

Research Foundation of SUNY


This project involves technologies for wireless real-time access to utility meter data. Nearly all utility meters (gas, electric, water) in New York State are operated off-line and require human intervention for meter reading. Readings are available only once every 1-3 months. With wireless remote monitoring and control systems, public utilities could more easily manage the use of energy in residential and industrial/commercial environments with much more reliability and consistency.

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Project Description

The Research Foundation of SUNY Stony Brook shall work with LIPA, Keyspan and Intelligent Product Solutions to design and develop the hardware and software of a wireless utility meter capable of detecting gas appliances that need to be serviced. The Project Team shall fabricate a prototype and conduct a field demonstration with Keyspan Energy’s facilities. A detailed marketing plan shall then be developed, including a business plan and analysis on the developed technology. The Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT) and the Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center (AERTC) are SUNY Stony Brook’s newest R&D initiatives whose key mission is to develop and commercialize technologies that emerge from their research activities.


This project is focused on a state-of-the-art system for energy monitoring, usage, and management by using advances in wireless and information technologies with existing utility meters. This application will provide benefits in cost reduction, energy monitoring, and conservation, as well as achieve reductions in energy consumption and savings for customers.

Project Results


Research Foundation of SUNY
P.O. Box 9 Attn: John Loonan
Albany, NY 12207

Principle Investigator

Jon Longtin

Universities Involved

SUNY Stony Brook


Project Type:

Product Development

Technologies Types:

Building Systems

NYSERDA Contact Information

John Love


R&D - Energy Mkts & Pwr Del

Contract Details

Start Date: 10/2/2009
Project Status: Active
Contract Number: ST10908-1

Last Updated: 1/13/2014