Tilson Supports CMP's Smart Meter Program

PORTLAND, ME (June 28, 2012) Tilson is pleased to announce that its Utilities Group has provided a diverse range of implementation, troubleshooting, and operational support services in support of Central Maine Power’s (CMP) Smart Meter Program. One of the largest active smart meter deployments in the United States, CMP’s smart meter program consists of installing more than 600,000 meters for CMP’s residential, commercial, and industrial customers, deploying more than 4,000 network devices to provide coverage across CMP’s service area, and upgrade and install more than 10 new IT systems to support increased data volumes and new functionalities.

"This project is a great example of how Tilson approaches a multi-disciplinary project," said Chuck Gerry, Director of Tilson’s Utilities Practice. "An engagement that began with Tilson consultants providing technical writing for network operations procedures along with software development and database administration has expanded to include wireless site acquisition, construction management, design and implementation of advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) network devices, GIS mapping, and RF propagation."

Smart meters provide a multitude of benefits for customers, including access to up-to-date usage information to track, manage, and control their energy usage, as well as more accurate billing. In addition, smart meters will enable CMP to pinpoint power outages and respond more quickly. 

Contact: Joshua Broder at jbroder@tilsontech.com or (207) 591-6427.

About CMP: A subsidiary of Avangrid, CMP is Maine’s largest electricity transmission and distribution utility. CMP’s parent company is a subsidiary of Avangrid, one of the world’s leading electric companies.

About Tilson: Tilson provides IT and telecommunications consulting and project management services for private and public sector clients. Founded in 1996 and headquartered in Portland, Maine, Tilson has a world-wide practice. Learn more at www.tilsontech.com.

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