Holly Springs, Mississippi, has contracted GE to provide its software as a service (SaaS) to modernize its utility grid. GE’s SaaS will provide Holly Springs with advanced outage detection capabilities on its monitored meters, immediately notifying utility managers when an outage or power loss has been detected. In addition, its asset monitoring capabilities enable the city to register and monitor all meters connected to its utility network, logging and classifying any issues that may occur. This information is then analyzed and reported, providing insight into the operational state of the city’s utility assets and an in-depth view of the city’s energy usage.
As per the agreement, GE reports it will provide Holly Springs with “a pre-integrated package of services ranging from electric, water and gas meter services for the city’s advanced metering infrastructure to prepaid electric billing on a consumer web portal. The package also includes services such as outage detection, asset monitoring, and support for the city’s grid—to the city of Holly Springs for 10 years.”
Todd Jackson, GE’s Digital Energy business product line leader of software solutions notes, “The improved reliability and efficiency that come along with a modernized grid are prime reasons why cities look to upgrade their utility infrastructure. By equipping Holly Springs with our SaaS grid modernization technology, we have helped the city to establish an advanced utility network capable of meeting twenty-first century energy challenges.”
Holly Springs mayor Kelvin Buck adds: “Together, Utility General Manager Don Hollingsworth and I have worked to seek out an all-encompassing grid-modernization solution to help unify and modernize our city’s electric, water and gas utility grids. Our search led us to GE’s Service as a Solution grid modernization package, which will provide our city with an advanced range of grid services and solutions, and will establish Holly Springs as a technological leader among U.S. utilities.”
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