SAIC Provides Smart Grid as a Service Offering to Four Alaskan Villages
SAIC’s SGS provides a comprehensive, affordable, and integrated one-stop resource for utilities. The integrated hardware and software solution provides advanced metering infrastructure, outage alerts, remote connection capabilities, as well as lays the foundation for the future integration of fuel, water, temperature, and alternative energy metering. This smart grid infrastructure will provide a complete community energy management infrastructure, which is needed to lower energy costs and reduce dependence on expensive diesel fuel that devastates local village economies.
“The challenges of climate, environment, and information technology are especially great in these regions,” said SAIC Assistant Vice President of Smart Grid, Steve Root. “SGS will deliver the immediate advantage of on-demand meter reads, improved operational efficiency, as well as reduced energy costs and will support critical energy management decisions throughout the remote regions of Alaska.”
“SAIC has been great to work with,” said Dennis Meiners, president of IES. “They are responsive, supportive, and thorough. The system is affordable, and SAIC provides a complete village energy management platform.”
“SAIC helps our customers solve their most complex energy and smart grid problems,” said Mark Fronmuller, vice president. “We are pleased to help Alaska and other power utilities navigate today’s challenging, capital-constrained smart grid market.”
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