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New Mexico-based utility El Paso Electric Company has issued a request for proposal (RFP) for an advanced metering infrastructure.

The RFP includes the provision of smart meters and meter data management system.

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The development forms part of the utility’s efforts to modernise its grid network, improve customer services and spur greater sustainability and regional economic development.

The AMI-MDMS solution is expected to address key utility needs including:

  • Empowering customers to control their bills through more frequent and timely electric usage information;
  • Improving the accuracy of customer outage data thus enabling faster outage restoration;
  • Improving  the utility’s distribution system reliability; and
  • Building a foundation for future Smart Grid and Smart City technologies.

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Adrian J. Rodriguez, an interim CEO of El Paso Electric, said: “We must provide our customers with services that can give them more information and control of their energy usage, enhanced energy management tools, and improved reliability and efficiency.

“A major component of any smart community initiative is smart metering technology which is the necessary foundation for a more sustainable environment and ensuring that our region is not left behind in an increasingly global economy. We look forward to partnering with our customers including regional municipalities, businesses, utilities and educational institutions on this important initiative.”

The Notification of Intent to Bid is due November 1, 2019, and a bidder will be selected by April 9, 2020. Any procurement resulting from this RFP is subject to regulatory approval.

For more information, visit https://www.epelectric.com/company/request-for-proposals.