|For Utility companies, Information Technology technical challenges are only part of a very difficult balance of competing requirements. Utilities face increased grid demand, reduced collections/sales, growing regulation, an aging workforce and the inherent difficulties present in maintaining and integrating grid components for effective generation, transmission and distribution.
To help resolve the IT challenges unique to the power industry, Grid Micro has taken our extensive Smart Grid project deployment experience and combined it with proven IT abilities and infrastructure. Grid Micro's Technical Team has extensive experience managing Utility Automation projects in areas such as advanced meter infrastructure (AMI) and demand response with nearly 1.3 million communicating devices from the field represented across various systems.
Grid Micro offers several technology agnostic solutions and services offerings tailored for Power Utilities across three key categories:
Hosted Energy Automation Solutions - designed to quickly maximize utility ROI in AMI and other Energy Automation areas by providing convenient, fully integrated cloud-based alternatives for pilots, full deployments and testing of Smart Grid technology.
Consulting Services - utilizes Grid Micro's extensive knowledge base, experienced technical team and hosting ability to provide utilities with a one-stop shop for solving grid technology problems and architecting new solutions.
Security Surveillance - The basic service combines Grid Micro's easy to use cloud-based video backup service with convenient IP-based security technology to help utilities obtain quick and affordable protection for their key grid assets. Advanced and specialty services also include Grid Micro's ruggedized Grid Monitoring Units for securing remote or dangerous sites, as well as on-request UAV flights for asset inspection at some locations.
Grid Micro is not a generic IT solutions company that simply offers cloud based utility systems. Although we do offer hosted support to help Utility customers focus on their business of delivering power without the complexity of dealing with information technology, we are far more than that. Grid Micro is a Smart Grid solutions provider, designed from the ground up to understand the needs of a utility and to solve their grid problems with solutions in a plug and play fashion.
Please contact us with questions about how our solutions or services can help you. Also please review our Utility FAQ for ways in which we may be able to assist you.