Danvers, MA Builds Out the Smart Grid with NorthStar Utilities Solutions'
Danvers, MA has selected NorthStar Utilities Solutions' MeterSense meter data management
software as part of their Smart Grid Investment Grant. Danvers team will leverage MeterSense's
meter data management capabilities to import, validate and analyze electric and water/sewer grid
data, and deliver timely and accurate billing information to its Customer Information System.
Decatur, AL, February 11, 2010 --(PR.com)-- The Town of Danvers, MA has chosen NorthStar Utilities
Solutions' MeterSense application as the key component of their $16.9 million funded Smart Grid
Investment Grant (SGIG) project.
During the initial phase of this project, the Danvers team will leverage MeterSense's meter data
management capabilities to import, validate and analyze electric and water/sewer grid data, and deliver
timely and accurate billing information to its Customer Information System. In the later stages of the
project, Danvers will take advantage of MeterSense's capabilities in two remarkable ways: enable its
customers to view and study their usage habits online, and to optimize ways in which the utility delivers
power and water.
Already, Danvers is investing in important smart grid components such as new customer service and
electric distribution systems, and advanced metering infrastructure. MeterSense will enable the Danvers
team to collect, store and analyze the new data these components gather, and distribute these data to other
"Our goal for our new smart grid is to reduce losses, enhance our ability to serve our customers, and
extend the capabilities of our existing infrastructure," says Peter Korpusik, Business Office Manager with
the Town of Danvers. "MeterSense will enable us to manage demand far more efficiently, and we project
that this improvement means we can defer a costly main substation upgrade."
Danvers selected MeterSense not only because of the product's ability to provide a robust, flexible and
auditable data reposi