In preparation for its proposed Positive Energy SmartPower program, OG&E plans to issue a request for qualification, inviting suppliers of smart-grid technology products and services to respond.
As part of its rate case filed in February with the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, OG&E proposed a project that would establish the city of Norman as a Positive Energy Community, featuring widespread installation of smart meters and a 2,000-customer energy portal demonstration project.
The commission is expected to decide this summer whether OG&E can recover the cost of the proposed program. With commission approval, the program would be implemented beginning in summer 2010.
The request for qualification will provide preliminary information to potential suppliers about the program and will allow OG&E to create a list of pre-qualified suppliers who will be invited to participate in a request for proposals, which will be issued later this summer.
Products and services the company is seeking include:
– advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) systems,
– supporting communication services,
– meter data management systems,
– meter event managers/operational data stores,
– demand response and distributed generation management systems, and
– smart meters.
For more information, visit oge.com.
SOURCE: OGE Energy Corp.