Leidos reports the integrated hardware and software solution “provides advanced metering infrastructure, outage alerts/analysis, remote disconnect/connect capabilities, time of use, and net metering, as well as analytic and predictive capabilities. The SGS platform also provides two portals that enable the utility to operate the system and consumers to monitor and manage their consumption.”
The City of Kings Mountain, North Carolina, awarded Leidos Engineering a 10-year contract for the second phase of their SGS deployment, becoming the first utility that provides electric, gas, and water services to move forward with the Leidos SGS program.
Once a 1,200 meter smart grid pilot project successfully completes, Leidos Engineering will deploy meters over Kings Mountain’s entire service area. It is expected when the installation is complete the SGS solution will support more than 11,000 of King Mountain’s electric, water, and gas meters.
Gastonia, NC has also awarded Leidos a contract to provide its SGS solution. Under terms of this deal Leidos Engineering is collaborating with Gastonia to deploy smart electric meters to residential, commercial, and industrial customers. The pilot program is expected to be operational by June. Gastonia is part of ElectriCities of North Carolina and provides electricity and water services to more than 26,000 customers.
These contracts come on the heels of Leidos announcing a contract with United Power, a rural electric cooperative in Colorado, to deploy an additional 20,000 meters as part of the SGS solution.
Engineering solutions group president Jim Moos adds: “Our SGS offering allows municipal and cooperative utilities like Gastonia, Kings Mountain, and United Power access to the latest technologies in an offering they can afford without raising customer’s rates. We’re helping utilities upgrade their systems now while advancing a smarter grid for tomorrow.”