GE has been selected to help modernize the power grid of a city in Mississippi with the goal of helping the city fulfill energy usage requirements.
Holly Springs City will use GE's solutions-as-a-service offering to detect power outages, inform utilities about these disruptions and monitor city assets, GE said Thursday.
Todd Jackson, product line leader for software services at GE’s Digital Energy business unit, said the company intends for the SaaS grid modernization technology to help the Holly Springs utility network meet energy demands.
The services include electric, water and gas metering using the I210+c single phase and KV2c polyphase meters for the city personnel to view utility data in real time through GE's Grid IQTM Solution Landing Portal.
GE's offering also uses a prepaid billing system and a Web-based portal for consumers to keep track of energy usage.
Users can pay their bills through cash, checks or credit/debit cards via interactive voice response, text, email and online payment portal services.