Leidos, an engineering, health and national security solutions company, was awarded the next phase of a 10-year contract with United Power to implement an additional 20,000 meters supporting the utility's advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) project. United Power is a rural electric cooperative providing service to nearly 70,000 homes and businesses throughout Colorado's northern Front Range.
Backed by Leidos' Smart Grid as a Service (SGS) offering, the second phase began in October 2013 and will be complete by September 2014. Building on the success of the pilot phase of the project, this phase continues the AMI deployment that is delivering improved efficiency and customer service for United Power.
The Leidos SGS offering is an integrated hardware and software solution that provides AMI, outage alerts/analysis, remote disconnect/connect capabilities, time of use, and net metering, as well as analytic and predictive capabilities. Leidos is also assisting United Power with refining its business processes and driving the culture change necessary to fully derive the benefits of SGS.
"Leidos' SGS solution has allowed United Power to reduce costs, enhance efficiencies, and proceed with the AMI deployment. The analytical capabilities of SGS are enabling us to better understand our infrastructure and proactively address potential problems," said United Power CEO Ron Asche.