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SAIC to Provide United Power with Smart Grid as a Service Offering; Kenneth Stewart Comments

SAIC to Provide United Power with Smart Grid as a Service Offering; Kenneth Stewart Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting eventScience Applications International Corp. has won a 10-year contract from United Power to provide advanced metering infrastructure solutions for a 10,000 meter pilot project and to implement the SAIC Smart Grid as a service offering, according to an SAIC statement.

“SGS will provide the direct advantage of on-demand meter reads, as well as improved billing accuracy and more detailed outage information, and the capability for United Power to offer customers a web portal to view and manage energy consumption,“ said SAIC Senior Vice President of Smart Grid, Kenneth Stewart.

SAIC began building the infrastructure in July.

Once operational, the SGS will provide advanced metering infrastructure for on-demand meter reads as well as improved billing and outage alerts for more detailed outage information.

The service will also enable United Power to offer customers a web portal to view and manage energy consumption.

“We are pleased to offer United Power and other utilities a more economical way to navigate the growing menu of advanced metering options,“ said Mark Fronmuller, vice president for SAIC.

He added, “SGS allows United Power to avoid large up-front investments, and to gradually upgrade their system on their desired schedule. It is important to SAIC that we offer a solution that doesn't require raising customer rates to pay for the latest technology.“

United Power provides electric service to nearly 70,000 homes and businesses throughout Colorado's northern Front Range.

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Written by David J. Barton

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