Electric Cities of Georgia, a joint action professional services organization representing the interests of 52 public power systems in Georgia, and Tantalus Systems jointly announced the formation of a partnership in support of expanding electric and multi-commodity AMI and smart grid application solutions throughout the state of Georgia.
The partnership names Tantalus as the preferred advanced metering infrastructure solutions provider for ECG member utilities.
Tantalus and ECG will collaborate to offer member utilities a variety of options to deploy AMI and smart grid solutions, including the ability to efficiently migrate existing automatic meter reading technology to a robust two-way AMI platform by remotely collecting readings from legacy electric, water and gas encoder receiver transmitter devices.
The offering will also provide members with an option to utilize a hosted service to offset the up-front capital investments in IT infrastructure typically required to support AMI deployments. Tantalus will enable ECG utilities to access a wide range of integrated applications such as prepay, remote disconnect/reconnect, outage management, water leak detection and metering data analytics on a single network.
The Tantalus Utility Network is designed to simultaneously support multiple data-driven applications such as AMI, distribution automation, streetlight control and load management on a single, software-definable platform.
Each TUNet endpoint utilizes an embedded multi-core distributed computing processor with a Linux-based operating system, enabling end point devices to form an interconnected control environment at the edge of the network. This intelligent architecture is coupled with abundant RAM and flash memory in each device to support additional applications, ensuring flexibility and future scalability for the utility while immediately reducing operating costs, improving response time to events and improving customer service.