Doyon Utilities Selects NorthStar Utilities Solutions' MeterSense for U.S. ArmyUtility Energy Management Project
Doyon Utilities (Fairbanks, Alaska) selected NorthStar Utilities Solutions' MeterSense MDMS as part of their ongoing project with the US Army to study utility energy management at three militarybases in Alaska. NorthStar's MeterSense MDMS system will empower the military with utility usageinformation that will move the Alaska's Army installations toward meeting their energy management goals.
Decatur, AL, September 02, 2010 --(PR.com)-- NorthStar Utilities Solutions' MeterSense has beenselected by Doyon Utilities in Fairbanks, Alaska. Doyon Utilities is deploying the MeterSense Meter DataManagement (MDM) solution as part of their ongoing project with the US Army to study utility energymanagement at three military bases in Alaska. The primary driver for proceeding with a MDM system isto empower the military with utility usage information that will move the Alaska's Army installationstoward meeting their energy management goals.Brandi McCullough, Doyon Utilities' IT Systems Administrator and Project Manager, shared thefollowing:"Doyon Utilities is a Tier II utility (250,000 meters) due to the energy management requirements andadvanced 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 wasneeded. These requirements proved that a strong CIS and meter data management tool was necessary inorder 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 Ienergy management requirements 'out of the box.'When we considered the Army's deliverables and requirements, NorthStar's MeterSense was able to giveDoyon Utilities a comprehensive solution to energy management and a complete understanding of whatenergy management entails. NorthStar provides both a CIS and meter management solution, which is thedriving 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 thisinitiative. Our MeterSense MDM will help the US military meet its energy initiatives and provide DoyonUtilities 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