Aclara Acquired

Aclara Will Join Affiliate of Sun Capital Partners, Inc.

Aclara is pleased to announce it will become a self-directed company when acquired by an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners, Inc., applying our assets and resources to explore new technology and marketing opportunities, while bringing renewed focus and new resources to our existing market space.

Aclara is a great fit with Sun Capital Partners’ proven strategy to identify, acquire and invest in companies that lead their industries. Aclara and our customers will benefit from Sun Capital Partners, Inc.’s extensive and varied experience operating high-growth businesses. This expertise, coupled with substantial in-house resources, positions Aclara to tackle the challenging dynamics of the rapidly changing utility industry.

Aclara will be the first acquisition in the utility space for Sun Capital Partners, and we believe this business opportunity will allow us to grow and expand both the depth and breadth of our products and services.

We’re excited for the future and know this is the start of a journey that will bring more value and better service to our customers.

What's New

STAR ZoneScan from Aclara Pinpoints Water Main Leaks

August 27, 2014
STAR® ZoneScan, an advanced automated detection system can pinpoint underground leaks in water mains to within just three feet by collecting and analyzing acoustic data.

FIRELANDS ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE TO EMPLOY ACLARA’S eTWACS SYSTEM

August 7, 2014
Firelands Electric Cooperative (FEC) today announced plans to use the new eTWACS® power line communications system from Aclara Technologies LLC, a leading provider of smart infrastructure technologies to water, gas and electric utilities, for its advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) requirements.

TNS 2.9 and eTWACS benefits

July 30, 2014
With the announcement today of a new head end software solution (TNS 2.9), the enhanced TWACS (eTWACS™) power-line communications technology from Aclara Technologies LLC, a leading supplier of smart infrastructure technologies to gas, water, and electric utilities, delivers on customer demands.

Allan Connolly's ACE14 Interview

July 22, 2014
Our new President & CEO Allan Connolly spoke with Angela Godwin, Chief Editor of WaterWorld magazine, at AWWA’s ACE14 Annual Conference & Exposition in Boston. The discussion provides insight into Aclara’s new ownership, bright future and renewed focus on growth, as well as Allan’s perspective on the current state of the water industry, including challenges like infrastructure and economics, and water’s relationship to the energy business.

Aclara Offers New Service Offerings for Water Utilities

6/10/2014
As part of its STAR_select™ solution for water utilities, Aclara Technologies LLC, a leading provider of intelligent infrastructure technologies for water, gas and electric utilities, announces a new high-level services program for water utilities that makes it easier to implement a successful AMI strategy.

Aclara Introduces STAR_prestige for Water Customers

6/9/2014
Aclara introduces STAR_prestige™ analytics at the American Water Works Association’s ACE14, in Boston. The analytics solution is the first offering in the company’s STAR_select™ line of powerful and scalable solutions connecting its proven, fixed-network communications with a host of integrated product offerings and professional services for water utilities.

City of Canton Upgrades Contract for Aclara STAR Network

6/5/2014
Aclara Technologies LLC, has inked a deal with the City of Canton, Ohio, to upgrade its existing STAR® advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) network with Aclara’s Series 3000 meter transmission units (MTUs).

Toho Water Authority Finalizing Deployment of Aclara STAR Network

6/4/2014
Aclara has finalized an agreement with Toho Water Authority in Kissimmee, Fla. to deploy 45,000 additional meter transmission units (MTUs) over the next 24 months. This brings the total number of AMI-enabled meters managed by Toho to 115,000.

ACLARA NAMES NEW CEO AND PRESIDENT

May 21, 2014
Allan Connolly, an operations and technology executive with broad global leadership experience, has been named Chief Executive Officer and President of Aclara Technologies LLC.

ESCO ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT TO DIVEST ACLARA

March 17, 2014
ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE: ESE) today announced that it has signed an agreement to divest Aclara Technologies LLC to an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners, Inc.

SIX ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES MOVE FORWARD WITH ACLARA'S POWER LINE COMMUNICATIONS

March 4, 2014
Six electric cooperatives in Florida, Missouri, Pennsylvania, South Dakota and Texas have announced plans to deploy power-line communications systems from Aclara.

ACLARA TECHNOLOGIES GRABS GOLD AT CONNECTED WORLD MAGAZINE AWARDS

February 19, 2014
Aclara Technologies LLC has won a Gold Connected World Award in the Utilities category for implementing machine-to-machine (M2M) technology in its STAR® Network system.

ACLARA OFFERS UTILITIES SECURE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS ON VERIZON’S NETWORK

February 3, 2014
Aclara offers utility companies a secure, standards-based, and easy-to-deploy solution to backhaul data from meters and other utility-operated devices over a virtual private network (VPN) operating on Verizon’s network.

ACLARA ANNOUNCES NEW STAR NETWORK CUSTOMER AGREEMENTS

January 30, 2014
Aclara announces that two municipalities reaching more than 18,000 end points have signed agreements to use Aclara’s industry-leading STAR® Network AMI solution.

ACLARA LEADS INDUSTRY WITH RECENT WINS IN ADVANCED METERING INFRASTRUCTURE AND UTILITY SOFTWARE

January 29, 2014
Six rural electric cooperatives, comprising nearly 64,000 end points, have signed agreements to use its industry leading eTWACS advanced metering infrastructure technology. In addition, one investor-owned utility will use Aclara’s Asset Data Management solution as a repository to track nearly four million new and existing end points.

Upcoming Events

August 6 - 8, 2014

TVPPA E & O Conference

Embassy Suites, Murfreesboro, TN

Aclara is exhibiting (Booth 41).

August 7 - 9, 2014

ElectriCities of NC 2014 Annual Conference

Pinehurst Resort, Pinehurst, NC

Aclara is sponsoring and exhibiting.

August 11 - 14, 2014

Great Lakes Meter School

Crowne Plaza, Grand Rapids, MI

Aclara is exhibiting.

August 13 - 15, 2014

2014 Technology Conference Presented by North Carolina's Electric Cooperatives

Kingston Plantation, Myrtle Beach, SC

Aclara is sponsoring and exhibiting (Booth 60).

August 25 - 29, 2014

Northwest Meter School

North Seattle Community College, Seattle, WA

Aclara is exhibiting (Booth 4).

Week 1: September 10 - 12, 2014; Week 2: September 15 - 17, 2014

NISC MIC Conference

Hyatt Regency,  St. Louis, MO

Aclara is sponsoring and exhibiting (Booth 100).

September 23 - 25, 2014

Daffron's User Group Meeting

Sheraton Westport Chalet, St. Louis, MO

Aclara is exhibiting.

October 1 - 3, 2014

PowerSouth Fall Focus

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, Destin, FL

Aclara is exhibiting.

October 20 - 23, 2014

Chartwell's EMACS

Hyatt Regency, Orlando, FL

Aclara is exhibiting.

February 3 - 5, 2015

DistribuTECH Conference and Exhibition

San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA

Aclara is exhibiting (Booth 2130).

February 23 - 25, 2015

NRECA TechAdvantage Conference & Expo

Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL

Aclara is exhibiting (Booth 1419).

May 19 - 21, 2015

AGA Operations Conference and Biennial Exposition

Gaylord Texan, Grapevine, TX

Aclara is exhibiting.

June 7 - 10, 2015

AWWA ACE Annual Conference and Exposition

Anaheim Convention Center, Anahaim, CA

Aclara is sponsoring and exhibiting (Booth 438).