City of San Marcos Selects NorthStar Utilities Solutions' MeterSense MDM
NorthStar Utilities Solutions' MeterSense MDM is selected by the City of San Marcos, TX.
MeterSense will manage the information from the City's smart meters, filling gaps and elevating
data quality before presenting energy usage information for customers to view via web portal.
MeterSense is now the fastest growing MDM in the mid-size utility market.
Decatur, AL, March 18, 2010 --(PR.com)-- NorthStar Utilities Solutions, a division of Harris Computer
Systems, is pleased to announce that the City of San Marcos has signed an agreement to acquire their
MeterSense Meter Data Management (MDM) solution, to further advance the City's smart metering
"We evaluated several Meter Data Management solutions and MeterSense came out on top," said Tom
Taggart, Director of Public Services. "MeterSense gives us strong and flexible validation plus
configurable workflows to automate manual tasks. We're confident that it will allow us to streamline our
processes and get the maximum benefit out of our AMI system - in terms of both customer service and
MeterSense will manage the information from the City's smart meters, filling gaps and elevating data
quality before presenting energy usage information for customers to view via web portal. With intuitive
reports showing hourly usage online, the customers will be able to visualize their energy patterns and
have the ability to control their costs. Ultimately, customers will have the opportunity to save money
through Time-of-Use (TOU) rates. MeterSense ties together utility information systems such as the
Geographic Information System (GIS), Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) and Outage
Management System (OMS), allowing the City to easily analyze operations and monitor their vital
electric and water distribution infrastructure.
"We expect tremendous value from tying together multiple systems. It'll help us understand our
operations without spending hours tracking down all the dat