Decatur, AL, September 02, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- NorthStar Utilities Solutions' MeterSense has been selected by Doyon Utilities in Fairbanks, Alaska. Doyon Utilities is deploying the MeterSense Meter Data Management (MDM) solution as part of their ongoing project with the US Army to study utility energy management at three military bases in Alaska. The primary driver for proceeding with a MDM system is to empower the military with utility usage information that will move the Alaska's Army installations toward meeting their energy management goals.
Brandi McCullough, Doyon Utilities' IT Systems Administrator and Project Manager, shared the following:
"Doyon Utilities is a Tier II utility (< than 250,000 meters) operating as a Tier I utility (>250,000 meters) due to the energy management requirements and advanced technologies used in our infrastructure. (These include Advanced Metering Infrastructure, 15-minute read intervals, GIS and SCADA).
Based on the Army's energy management requirements, it was clear that much more than a CIS was needed. These requirements proved that a strong CIS and meter data management tool was necessary in order to meet the Army's energy management goals and needs.
Only one vendor, NorthStar Utilities Solutions, had a product that supports Tier II utilities and Tier I energy management requirements 'out of the box.'
When we considered the Army's deliverables and requirements, NorthStar's MeterSense was able to give Doyon Utilities a comprehensive solution to energy management and a complete understanding of what energy management entails. NorthStar provides both a CIS and meter management solution, which is the driving force behind better energy management through auditing, validation and robust reporting tools.
We're excited to begin this project and look forward to a long partnership with NorthStar."
NorthStar Utilities Solutions vice president, Ken Hayes, stated, "We're proud to play a part in this initiative. Our MeterSense MDM will help the US military meet its energy initiatives and provide Doyon Utilities with the tools they need to further extend the capabilities of their existing AMI system. We look forward to working collaboratively with Doyon as they achieve their energy management goals."
About Doyon Utilities
Doyon Utilities, a joint venture between Doyon Properties and Fairbanks Sewer & Water, has been awarded utility privatization contracts for United States Army Forts Wainwright, Richardson, and Greely in Alaska. The office of Doyon Utilities is located in Fairbanks along with the offices of Fairbanks Sewer & Water, Doyon Properties, and Aurora Energy, a company that has been awarded a major sub-contract to provide support for operation of the electrical distribution systems, the central heat and power plants and management of electrical upgrade projects.
Learn more about MeterSense
Utilities will get a chance to see MeterSense at the Rural Smart Grid Summit in San Juan, Puerto Rico on October 26th - 29th. Visit us to learn more about how MeterSense can help utilities turn their smart grid visions into realities or see us on the web at www.northstarutilities.com .
About NorthStar Utilities Solutions
NorthStar has served the utility market for more than 30 years. We deliver integrated solutions for utilities' billing, customer information, and financial and meter data management needs. More than 200 customers in North America and the Caribbean use NorthStar solutions to manage revenues, deliver superior customer service, improve efficiencies and reduce costs.
For more information on NorthStar Utilities Solutions and the NorthStar product suite, please visit www.northstarutilities.com
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