$23.5 million in task orders to provide U.S. Navy with AMI


William C. Hoover,
President and CEO,
American Systems
Chantilly, VA, U.S.A. — (METERING.COM) — September 1, 2009 – Task orders with a combined value of approximately $23.5 million to furnish and install advanced metering infrastructure at various locations throughout the United States Navy’s Region Southwest have been awarded to systems engineering and managed services provider American Systems, the company has announced.

The task orders, of which nine are being funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) and one is using non-ARRA funding, will cover work at nine separate Navy sites throughout California and in Fallon, Nevada. Work at all sites is expected to be completed on or before August 20, 2011.

American Systems will design, procure, install and test advanced metering solutions in alignment with the Energy Policy Act (EPAct) of 2005, the company said in a statement. American Systems’ AMI solution includes software applications, communications (wired and/or wireless) networks, data acquisition systems, and smart meters that collect and deliver information on electric, gas, water and steam usage.

“The U.S. Department of Defense is the single largest energy consumer in the federal government and has set an ambitious goal to improve tracking and analysis of where and how it is using energy,” said William C. Hoover, president and CEO of American Systems. “The Department of the Navy is at the forefront of this effort with the AMI program, which will provide the Department with the necessary tools and intelligence to strategically manage and optimize its energy resources now and in the future.”

The task orders were awarded by the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Specialty Center Acquisitions (NAVFAC SCAN) in Port Hueneme, CA under an existing indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) multiple award contract in support of the Navy’s AMI program.