AMI selected for U.S. Navy’s Southwest AMI project


William C. Hoover,
President & CEO,
American Systems
Atlanta, GA, U.S.A. — (METERING.COM) — March 26, 2010 – Power metering equipment and services for the U.S. Navy’s Southwest advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) project are to be supplied by Siemens, the company has announced.

The contract, which will furnish and install AMI at various locations throughout the Navy’s Southwest Region, was awarded to systems engineering company American Systems and is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).

The U.S. Navy recently launched its AMI program to establish an energy usage baseline, collect information on energy consumption and discover ways to reduce consumption and lower costs through the improved allocation of energy resources (see US Navy’s smart meters empower global enterprise solutions).

Siemens is supplying advanced electrical power meters, WinPM.Net energy monitoring software as well as implementation engineering services. Siemens also received orders for project management services along with gas, water and steam flow meters that provide data to the WinPM.Net systems. The system will enable the allocation and management of electricity, natural gas, steam and water at each base location and provide that data to the Navy for further analysis.

“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 the Department is using energy,” said William C. Hoover, president and CEO of American Systems. “The Navy is at the forefront of this effort with the AMI program, which will provide it with the necessary tools and intelligence to strategically manage and optimize its energy resources now and in the future.”