Advanced metering, power monitoring for U.S. Marines, Navy
U.S. Marines and Navy will use Schneider Electric power monitoring manage the quality and cost of energy, increasing sustainability efforts outlined in the Energy Policy Act of 2005.
Palatine, IL – The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps selected Schneider Electric as one of three firms awarded a firm-fixed price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple award contract in support of the Advance Metering Infrastructure Program. The work includes design, procurement, installation, and testing of building-level, advanced metering solutions related to the Energy Policy Act of 2005 for Navy and Marine Corps requirements on a worldwide basis to cost-effectively allocate and manage energy resources, including electricity, natural gas, steam, and water commodities.
Citing Schneider Electric knowledge of relevant federal energy legislation and policy, along with more than 100 years in the electrical industry, Francis Moxey, national business development manager, power management organization, said the company offers a “full portfolio of metering and monitoring products and solutions that provide the tools to deliver fast and quantifiable return on investment by helping to manage the quality and cost of energy.”
The contract was procured via the Navy Electronic Commerce Online Web site, with seven proposals received. Selected contractors may compete for task orders under the terms and conditions of the awarded ID/IQ contract. Maximum program dollar value for the three contracts is $250 million.
Work, worldwide, is expected to be completed by September 2013. The Navy’s Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) Program is managed by Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) for the Commander Naval Installations Command (CNIC), Port Hueneme, CA.
In related power monitoring news, Schneider Electric was recently awarded the first ID/IQ MAC task order for the Navy Base Ventura County (California), which includes Port Hueneme, Point Mugu, and San Nicolas Island. The task order installation performance work statement encompasses 258 meter endpoints. The task order will begin the first phase of the Advanced Metering Infrastructure Project. Port Hueneme, a coastal installation northwest of Los Angeles, is integrated with a deep-water port and covers an area of nearly 1,600 acres. Point Mugu is also a coastal installation near Port Hueneme and covers about 4,500 acres. San Nicolas Island is more than 13,000 acres that is owned and operated by the U.S. Navy, lying approximately sixty-five nautical miles southwest of Point Mugu.
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