Environmental Protection

Oncor Selects IBM as Lead Systems Integrator

According to a recent press release, IBM is the lead systems integrator for Oncor's advanced metering systems deployment.

The company contributed to Oncor's reporting of 15-minute interval, billable quality data to the Texas market. Oncor, the largest regulated transmission and distribution system in Texas, is leading a comprehensive deployment of smart grid technologies and is scheduled to replace 3.4 million standard meters with advanced meter systems by 2012. IBM is providing expertise in smart metering and systems integration along with its understanding of large meter data management, business analytics, and security solutions.

"As smart grid rapidly gains momentum around the world, we are pleased to be selected as the systems integrator for another full-scale deployment with regulatory approval," said Guido Bartels, general manager of IBM's Global Energy & Utilities industry.

IBM's Solution Architecture for Energy and Utilities (SAFE) is a software framework and products such as Data Power, Maximo, Tivoli Identity Manager, Tivoli Compliance Manager, etc. will enhance the security and reliability of the information technology solution.

"Oncor's Smart Texas(SM) initiative is one of the most advanced smart grid efforts under way today. IBM is responsible for integrating the complex systems supporting Oncor's advanced meter system deployment," Mark Carpenter, vice president and chief information officer, said. "Achieving the important step of reporting 15-minute interval, billable-quality data to the Texas market wouldn't have been possible without IBM's participation."

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