Leidos To Build Smart Grid For Lansing Water & Light

LANSING — Leidos Holdings Inc., a Reston, Va.-based defense company that provides technical, engineering, and scientific services, announced it will implement the Lansing Board of Water and Light’s new smart grid initiative.

Through this contract, Leidos will use its Smart Grid Select product to manage the installation of the utility’s advanced metering infrastructure and provide meter data management, customer support portals, and grid and business analytics.

The Smart Grid Select system uses information from Honeywell’s Elster business for electric metering technology, Mueller Systems for water metering technology, and Corix Utility Services for metering installation services. Officials say the new system will improve system capacity and transmission and distribution infrastructure, efficiently manage outages, and provide the ability to develop new rates based on customer usage patterns.

“As smart grid technologies become more sophisticated, Leidos has expanded its service offerings to meet the complex needs of today’s utilities,” said Jim Baxter, senior vice president for Leidos’ energy and systems solutions businss. “We want to ensure the best value and solution for Lansing’s rate payers, while reducing risk and lowering costs for the utility.”

The Lansing Board of Water and Light was founded in 1885 and is the largest municipally owned electric utility in Michigan. The utility provides electric service and street lighting to about 95,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in the Lansing area, and supplies drinking water to about 55,000 customers.

Leidos has 32,000 employees and annual revenue of about $7 billion. More at www.leidos.com or https://www.leidos.com/civil/infrastructure/smart-grid-select.

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