Esco Technologies has announced that the city of Tallahassee, Florida has selected Aclara Software for a system-wide implementation of its Meter Data Management System and ENERGYprism advanced metering infrastructure software applications.
Aclara will partner with Honeywell Utility Solutions, the AMI project’s prime contractor, to deploy these systems. Under the contract, valued in excess of $5m, Aclara will provide licensed software applications as well as software maintenance for Tallahassee’s 240,000 electric, water and gas metering devices.
Aclara’s Meter Data Management System (MDMS) and ENERGYprism (EP) software applications were chosen jointly by Tallahassee, Honeywell, and the project’s consultant, Enspiria Solutions, to support its advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) implementation. Aclara’s data management and customer-care services will manage daily and interval meter data and facilitate communications between the utility and its customers.
Working with Tallahassee’s AMI system, Aclara’s MDMS will facilitate demand response and price responsive rate programs, which promote energy conservation.
Reese Goad, utility services director for Tallahassee, said: In addition to customer-facing analytics, the Aclara solutions empower customers and help them understand how they are using their energy resources, and more importantly, offer them energy saving opportunities. We can unlock the significant value of advanced metering data with online tools that allow our citizens to view their electric usage hourly and gas and water usage daily.