Agreement to deliver grid optimization solutions to North American utilities


Dallas, TX, U.S.A. — (METERING.COM) — July 1, 2010 – An agreement between AT&T and Current Group will see the company offering Current Smart Grid® distribution solutions for utilities throughout the United States.

Current’s solutions include intelligent sensors and analytical software that monitor distribution grid performance, its OpenGrid™ utility element management system, and its system optimization and reliability analytical software solutions. AT&T’s suite of M2M pricing plans designed for the smart grid market makes this solution an economical choice for utilities.

The agreement between AT&T and Current is aimed at providing utilities with an integrated solution that includes the breadth of AT&T’s managed and network services, combined with its mobile broadband network, enabling utilities to streamline deployment and reduce equipment and maintenance costs.

“Our new relationship with Current will help utilities move from their traditional distribution infrastructure into a truly smart grid model that provides centralized real time data collection and analysis – without touching the end customer and without relying on meters,” said Michael Antieri, president, Advanced Enterprise Mobility Solutions at AT&T Business Solutions. “We continue to focus on broadening our capabilities with smart grid technology, helping businesses and organizations to use wireless technology to streamline their processes and provide real time monitoring of energy assets.”

“Current offers its utility customers a broad range of communications technologies with the world’s most trusted providers,” added Current CEO Tom Casey. “Our alliance with AT&T provides utilities with the advanced and secure infrastructure to enable real time data, which allows us to offer utilities the advanced sensing and control needed to reduce power consumption, increase reliability and improve distribution grid operations.”

The joint solution offered by the two companies is immediately available throughout North America.