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IBM and NV Energy Team on Large Scale Smart Grid Deployment

IBM is the systems integrator for NV Energy's Advanced Service Delivery project that includes smart grid technology, advanced meter infrastructure and meter data management. NV Energy, serving 1.4 million electric and gas customers in Nevada, is leading a comprehensive deployment of smart grid technologies, with support from the Department of Energy's (DOE) $138 million stimulus grant.

IBM is teaming with NV Energy by providing systems integration, system architecture, business process and business analytics. In addition, NV Energy will use IBM software products to integrate new advanced metering, meter data management, and demand response systems with existing applications including customer and geographic information systems.

NV Energy's Advanced Service Delivery (ASD) project will enhance demand response to manage power load from the electric grid to maintain system reliability and improve energy efficiency. In addition, ASD will provide customer service improvements including new digital meters, enhanced self-service options and access to a customer portal to manage energy use.

IBM software includes WebSphere and Data Power products.

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