Navy Awards American Systems $23.5M for AMI Work

The Naval Facilities Engineering Command Specialty Center Acquisitions in Port Hueneme, Calif., has awarded American Systems nine firm-fixed price task orders funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) and one firm-fixed price task order using non-ARRA funding to furnish and install advanced metering infrastructure at various locations throughout the Navy Region Southwest.

The task orders, which have a combined value of approximately $23.5 million, fall under an existing indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) multiple award contract in support of the Department of the Navy’s Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) Program.

“The U.S. DoD is the single largest energy consumer in the federal government and has set an ambitious goal to improve tracking and analysis of where and how the Department is using energy,” said William C. Hoover, president and chief executive officer of American Systems. “The Department of the Navy (DoN) is at the forefront of this effort with the AMI program, which will provide the DoN with the necessary tools and intelligence to strategically manage and optimize its energy resources now and in the future.”

The AMI initiative facilitates measuring and analyzing energy usage to reduce energy consumption through the strategic allocation of energy resources, and illustrates the DoN’s commitment to achieving aggressive energy efficiency goals.

American Systems will design, procure, install and test advanced metering solutions in alignment with the Energy Policy Act of 2005, a mandate requiring all federal agencies to install advanced metering devices that provide daily usage data across all installations. These devices will enable the cost-effective allocation and management of electricity, natural gas and water commodities. The company's AMI solution includes software applications, communications (wired and/or wireless) networks, data acquisition systems, and smart meters that collect and deliver information on electric, gas, water and steam usage.

Work under the 10 task orders, which have a combined value of $23,545,000, will be performed at nine separate sites throughout California and in Fallon, Nev. Work at all sites is expected to be completed on or before Aug. 20, 2011.

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