Contract Awards & Extentions
ABB Electricity Metering announced that Carolina Power & Light (CP&L) has agreed to purchase ABB`s Energy Axis AMR Server. The contract provides CP&L with a multifaceted approach for a complete metering system, including: remote metering, data warehousing and management, power quality and outage information; ABB`s ALPHA electronic meters; ALPHA STARS communications software and hardware for accessing data remotely from the meter; and the ability to add a variety of communications services based on CP&L`s needs.
CheckFree has signed agreements with Illinois Power Co. and Nevada Power Co. that will enable the utilities` customers to visit a central Web site to both receive and pay bills electronically on their personal computers.
Omnipoint Technologies Inc. announced the first shipments of its Redhawk 2000 series for GMS-based wireless automatic meter reading (AMR) and telemetry to KeySpan Energy. KeySpan is using the Redhawk 2000 to deploy a series of wireless communications solutions to meet AMR and data monitoring needs, provide voice and data communications to its service fleet, and to reduce its operational costs.