The Orlando Utilities Commission – The Reliable One (OUC) has selected Siemens to implement their meter data management system based on eMeter’s EnergyIP software to support current and future applications and business processes enabled by an advanced metering infrastructure (AMI). OUC selected Siemens’ project management and delivery services combined with EnergyIP’s advanced capabilities as the best choice for their planned Smart Grid initiatives.
PERI Software Solutions President & CEO Sarav Periasamy says smart grid technology is here to stay. “Smart grid technology is mainly used by utilities, and thanks to President Obama, it will be more affordable to municipalities and their customers,” Periasamy believes. “Research shows that 60 percent of the electricity generated in this country is lost to inefficiencies, and the fact that smart grid technology is green and does not cost more, customers will feel good about saving energy and the planet.”
Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has been awarded a contract by the City of Lakeland, Fla., to lead its new Smart Grid Initiative program. The 30-month contract is valued at more than $13 million. Work on the initiative will be performed primarily in Lakeland, which is looking to reduce its annual carbon footprint by 14,000 tons. In addition, the smart grid infrastructure will facilitate future demand response and distributed automation capabilities. According to SAIC, Lakeland also expects the program to help “improve operational efficiency, optimize capital investments to minimize energy prices, and facilitate time-of-use pricing to give consumers more control over their energy bills.