Dan Holverson, OUC’s Director of Applications Systems, says, “We were looking for a partner who not only had exceptional meter data management capabilities, but also possessed the project implementation skills to manage the integration of our two customer information systems and other various back-office systems into the MDMS. We feel confident that Siemens is going to be the partner we need to make this project a success.”
OUC is seeking to enhance its services to utility customers, including improved billing accuracy, faster customer response, and more efficient customer service. The Commission also wants to improve its operational efficiency and reduce costs “through reliable interval data from electric and water meter reads for energy purchasing, time-of-use pricing programs, prompt notification of leaks, tampering and theft, as well as distribution load analysis.”
Paul A. Camuti, Siemens Energy president for USA Smart Grid Applications, says, “Siemens is proud to support OUC’s Smart Grid investment with the implementation of our leading meter data management solutions based on EnergyIP. We are looking forward to bringing them the operational benefits of the Smart Grid, as well as unlocking energy information for their customers.”
The Orlando Utility Commission is independent owned by the citizens of Orlando. The second largest municipal utility in Florida, OUC provides electric and water services to more than 313,000 metered accounts in Orlando, St. Cloud and parts of unincorporated Orange and Osceola counties. For more information visit: www.ouc.com.