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Con Edison picks GridBright for AMI integration

Steve Rogerson
September 12, 2017

US energy giant Consolidated Edison has selected California-based GridBright to integrate its outage management system (OMS) with advanced metering infrastructure (AMI).
Grid management company GridBright has been contracted by Con Edison and Orange & Rockland (O&R) utilities, both regulated operating companies of Consolidated Edison, as the systems integrator for the integration between Con Edison's Oracle OMS and Silver Spring Networks' AMI.
"GridBright's extensive utility experience will help ensure this project delivers industry leading outage management systems that support excellent customer service and operational excellence,” said Thomas Langlois, project manager at Con Edison.
OMS applications are used by utilities to assist with the outage restoration process. Integration between OMS and AMI brings near real-time meter information to OMS, providing distribution operators with improved visibility into outages, enabling an enhanced restoration process.
GridBright's Con Edison project team is comprised of specialists who have been involved in hundreds of utility systems integration projects around the globe. They have experience in integrating OMS with AMI and other utility computer systems including geographic information systems, mobile workforce management, advanced distribution management systems, energy management systems, distributed energy resources management systems and damage assessment applications.
"This project is a perfect fit for GridBright,” said Tom Servas, GridBright senior vice president. “As grid specialists, we're tightly aligned with Con Edison and focused on meeting their specific project goals. By leveraging GridBright's expertise, Con Edison is delivering value to customers."
This effort is the first phase of the multi-year OMS integration project that will roll out in 2018 to coincide with the on-going multi-year deployment of smart meters under Con Edison's AMI project. The integration between OMS and AMI will provide a foundation for future phases of the project.
Consolidated Edison is one of the USA's largest investor-owned energy-delivery companies, with approximately $12bn in annual revenues and $49bn in assets.