Silicon Valley Power (SVP), the electric utility for the city of Santa Clara, Calif., has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for suppliers interested in providing an advanced metering infrastructure solution built upon a robust IP-based utility communications infrastructure.
The system will provide a foundation for SVP's new SVP Meter Connect program serving the utility's 51,000 residential and commercial customers.
Santa Clara intends to upgrade its existing utility communication and IT infrastructure to create a working smart grid and to build a strong, flexible and scalable foundation for the smart grid of the future.
In addition, the city seeks a multifunctional communication system to support a fast-growing demand for remote and mobile, wireless IP-based, narrow band and broadband applications for a diverse group of municipal departments. Existing infrastructure includes an extensive local fiber-optic network and a wireless network that supports free outdoor Wi-Fi service to most residential areas of the city.
Deadline: Sept. 24.
For more information: siliconvalleypower.com.
SOURCE: Silicon Valley Power