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Big Rivers Electric Selects HP to Enable Future Growth and Stabilize Costs

HP has announced Big Rivers Electric Corp., a Kentucky-based electric generation and transmission utility, signed a $27 million, eight-year technology and applications services agreement designed to help stabilize technology costs and enable future growth with a standardized enterprise resource planning (ERP) and workplace computing environment.

Big Rivers is in the process of integrating 10 previously leased power-generating units into its operations. Since the termination of the operating lease, it has become one of the largest power generation and transmission cooperatives in the United States.

HP Enterprise Services will provide implementation, hosting and management services for the latest Oracle Release 12 ERP solution across all of Big Rivers’ corporate and plant operations. This will help improve applications performance, quality and reliability with service levels linked to key business performance indicators.

HP also will support and manage the utility’s workplace devices, including PCs, notebooks and handheld devices for approximately 600 employees, to further standardize technology and support across its operations.

HP teams onsite, at other Kentucky sites and in other U.S. locations will provide support.

Oracle is a member of the HP Agility Alliance, which is now in its fifth year. The alliance is a coalition of application and business service providers that work with HP to develop and provide dynamic business solutions.

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