Energy monitoring and metering solutions for U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center


Tom Kopanski,
Vice President of
Power Distribution &
Controls, Siemens
Energy & Automation
Atlanta, GA, U.S.A. — (METERING.COM) — July 16, 2009 – Siemens Energy and Automation, Inc. has been selected to provide software and metering solutions as a member of the CALIBRE team to develop and implement a global Army Meter Data Management System (MDMS) for the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center in Huntsville, AL.

The project calls for the team to track, record and report energy consumption at U.S. army facilities for the contract term with the goal of establishing energy consumption accountability by individual facilities.

The Huntsville Center is responsible for managing the execution of the army metering program and will advise other federal agencies in complying with the Energy Policy Act of 2005.
Siemens Access meter data acquisition and reporting software will be used as the basis of design for the army’s metering program that communicates with an enterprise solution. The flexible Access WinPM.Net power monitoring software uses an SQL database and supports a variety of programmable logic controllers (PLC). It also supports water, gas and power meters, including certain Modbus compatible devices. Additionally, its modular platform facilitates a cost effective expansion into future energy mediums, such as wind or geothermal co-generation.

“Our partnership with CALIBRE to provide an energy monitoring system for the U.S. army demonstrates Siemens’ commitment to helping the U.S. government sector meet the EPAct energy savings requirements,” said Tom Kopanski, vice president of Power Distribution & Controls at Siemens Energy & Automation. “Our scalable, integrated metering products will provide solutions that fit any size facility to achieve the army’s long term energy savings.”

CALIBRE, an employee-owned management and technology solutions company, was awarded the MDMS contract in December 2008. Other members of the team include Tangible Software, Inc., Sain Engineering Associates, Inc., Siemens Government Services, Inc., Systems Engineering and Integration Defense Contractor, Inc., Shearer & Associates, Inc., and Barquin International, Inc.