Region]Washington, DC, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- January 5, 2010 - Pepco has received regulatory approval from the DC Public Service Commission for its advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) project, clearing the way for use of federal stimulus funding to implement smart metering in the District of Columbia.
The load and rates analysis module, which allows customers to view data about their electric and gas usage, will be implemented in 2009 to PHI’s Delmarva Power service area in Delaware, but the company plans to extend the module to all of its 1.9 million customers by 2013. The carbon footprint module, which enables customers to calculate their carbon footprints, will be available for all PHI customers immediately.
Innovation and creativity-based research, blended with the global trends and practices, is being conducted in various distribution companies of PEPCO to make the best use of technological advancements in the power sector and to strengthen the power distribution system and improve its related services, the company says in a statement.
Pepco Holdings shares ideas on AMI implementation and the smart grid
Pepco Holdings has had plans to implement an AMI solution as an integral component of its Blueprint for the Future, a proposal for investing in technologies and initiatives that will help their electric utility customers manage their energy more effectively, thus reducing the total cost of energy and protect the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The initiative will also assist customers by identifying and resolving outages more quickly, improving system reliability, and facilitating programs that help customers save energy.
This “vision of the future” will encompass the exchange of old electromechanical meters to sophisticated digital models. And although this will take several years to complete, the improvement in services and additional programs will be vast. Forming the right partnerships along this journey is paramount to its success. Dale Gant, Pepco’s manager of meter services, will cover some technical aspects of the project, as well as the importance of working with the right team in navigating the road ahead.
Dale Gant serves as Manager of Meter Services at Pepco Holdings, Inc. Dale is also project sponsor for PHI’s Advanced Metering Infrastructure – responsible for recommending and installing an AMI solution to replace all 2.1 million PHI electric and gas meters. Dale has a degree in Electrical Engineering, and is certified in Six Sigma and Project Management. Dale has 21 years of experience in the electric utility industry, involving Substation, Relay, Communications, and Metering.
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[img:logo-pepco.thumbnail.gif| ]Washington, DC, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- January 7, 2008 – Pepco Holdings, Inc. (PHI) has plans to implement an AMI solution as an integral component of its Blueprint for the Future – an ambitious proposal for investing in innovative technologies and initiatives that will help its electric utility customers manage their energy more effectively, reduce the total cost of energy and protect the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The company has signed an agreement with Enspiria Solutions to assist with its AMI technology and end-point installation system acquisition.
PHI delivers electricity and natural gas to about 1.9 million customers in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, and New Jersey. AMI will also help these customers by identifying and resolving outages more quickly, improving system reliability, and facilitating programs that help customers save energy.
“PHI’s vision of the future includes the conversion of our metering system from electro-mechanical to digital, a transformation that will evolve over a period of years and allow us to expand and improve our services and programs,” said Todd McGregor, AMI project sponsor for PHI. “Enspiria Solutions has the knowledge and experience to assist us in developing the functional and technical requirement specifications for the new metering technology and end-point installation including all aspects of the system.”
“Pepco has a comprehensive vision of the future that will provide its customers increased energy efficiency, demand response, and pricing options that are enabled by new technology. We are proud to support the utility in this important initiative,” said Jeff Evans, Principal Consultant with Enspiria Solutions. The company provides a range of consulting and implementation solutions aimed at improving the integration of operational, asset performance, customer service, and energy efficiency systems for the utility, government and cable sectors.
Conference: Smart Metering East Coast
Location: Washington, DC
Presenter: Michael Poncia
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