Science 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.