IBM, NV Energy team on smart grid deployment

Armonk, N.Y., October 13, 2010 – IBM will serve as the systems integrator for NV Energy’s Advanced Service Delivery project that includes smart grid technology, advanced meter infrastructure and meter data management.

NV Energy, serving 1.4 million electric and gas customers in Nevada, is leading a comprehensive deployment of smart grid technologies, with support from the Department of Energy‘s $138 million Recovery Act grant.

IBM is teaming with NV Energy by providing expertise in systems integration, system architecture, business process and business analytics. In addition, NV Energy will use IBM software products to integrate new advanced metering, meter data management, and demand response systems with existing applications including customer and geographic information systems. 

“Teaming with NV Energy to support its smart grid deployment will give customers more visibility and control in managing their energy use and transform the electric network into a robust, secure and intelligent system,” said Guido Bartels, General Manager, Energy and Utilities Industry at IBM and Chairman, GridWise Alliance. “Our participation in the NV Energy Envision event demonstrates our commitment to educating consumers about the opportunities and benefits of smart metering and smart grid technologies.”

NV Energy’s Advanced Service Delivery project will enhance demand response to manage power load from the electric grid in order to maintain system reliability and improve energy efficiency. In addition, ASD will provide customer service improvements including new digital meters, enhanced self-service options and access to a customer portal to manage energy use.

Headquartered in Las Vegas, NV Energy, Inc. is a holding company whose principal subsidiaries, Nevada Power Company and Sierra Pacific Power Company, are doing business as NV Energy. Serving a 54,500-square-mile service territory that stretches north to south from Elko to Laughlin, NV Energy provides a wide range of energy services and products to about 2.4 million citizens of Nevada as well as nearly 40 million tourists annually.

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