American Systems to help Navy get smart about energy use

American Systems will provide technology to monitor and allocate energy usage

American Systems Corp. will provide technology to the Navy that helps optimize energy use under nine contracts funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, company officials announced today.

The nine contracts, plus one more not funded by the recovery law, are worth about $23.5 million, American Systems officials said. The contracts were awarded by the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Specialty Center Acquisitions in Port Hueneme, Calif.

Under the contract, the company will install metering infrastructures at various locations throughout the Navy Region Southwest. The contract is for the Navy’s Advanced Metering Infrastructure program.

“The U.S. DOD is the single largest energy consumer in the federal government and has set an ambitious goal to improve tracking and analysis of where and how the department is using energy,” said William Hoover, president and chief executive officer of American Systems.

American Systems will provide the Navy with the tools and intelligence to manage and optimize its energy resources, Hoover said

The Advanced Metering Infrastructure initiative uses measurement and analysis to reduce energy consumption through better allocation of energy resources. American Systems will design, procure, install and test metering solutions in alignment with the Energy Policy Act of 2005, a mandate requiring all federal agencies to install advanced metering devices that provide daily usage data across all installations.

The devices will enable the allocation and management of electricity, natural gas and water.

American Systems’ metering infrastructure solution includes software applications, communications networks, data acquisition systems, and smart meters that collect and deliver information on electric, gas, water and steam usage.

Work will be performed at nine separate sites throughout California and in Fallon, Nevada.

American Systems is based in Chantilly, Va.

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Doug Beizer is a staff writer for Washington Technology.

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