Denver, January 21, 2009 – Enspiria Solutions, a provider of consulting and systems integration services to the utility, cable and government sectors, announced today that it has been selected by CPS Energy, the nation's largest municipally owned provider of electricity and gas, to be the systems integrator for their meter data management system (MDMS) integration project.
The MDMS systems integration project will integrate Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) and MDMS with various areas of CPS Energy's operational systems, including asset management, customer service, mobile workforce management, demand response, GIS, outage management and customer web applications. The MDMS integration will enable CPS Energy to realize its investment in AMI and support improvements to its outage management system, customer service, reliability planning, and engineering and operations. It will also serve as the first step in the CPS progression toward Smart Grid.
“This project is important to us because it supports our service-related goals to provide enhanced customer services and energy efficiencies. We are pleased to be working with Enspiria Solutions because of their proven expertise in implementing AMI/MDMS projects and in planning for Smart Grid,” said Sabrina Geary, Director of IT Technical Services, CPS Energy. “While the focus of this project is MDMS, we are integrating with all of our operational systems and we found that the Enspiria team is uniquely qualified and experienced in systems integration in support of AMI/MDMS.”
Enspiria Solutions will follow a phased project approach with the planning phase leading directly to full deployment of all anticipated functionality at the completion of the third implementation phase. Enspiria has engaged Deloitte to assist in this effort. Deloitte will be primarily responsible for providing services in support of the integration of the MDMS to CPS Energy's SAP customer information system.
“CPS Energy is taking significant steps toward Smart Grid and the Enspiria team of MDMS, systems integration, and change management experts is thrilled to be working with CPS Energy toward this goal,” said David Elve, Principal Consultant, Enspiria Solutions.
In parallel to the MDMS implementation, Enspiria Solutions will be working closely with CPS Energy to identify and define their business processes and organizational change management to ensure their readiness for Smart Grid.
About Enspira Solutions
Enspiria® Solutions provides a comprehensive range of consulting and implementation solutions aimed at improving the integration of operational, asset performance, customer service, and energy efficiency systems for the utility, government and cable sectors. Enspiria's goal is to help its clients ensure maximum return on their business and IT investments by effectively aligning proven business processes with sound technologies.
Enspiria Solutions is headquartered in Denver, Colorado and has regional offices throughout the United States and in Canada. Convergent Group Corporation and Enspiria Solutions Ltd. (Canada) are subsidiaries of Enspiria Solutions. For more information, please visit: www.enspiria.com.
About CPS Energy
CPS Energy is the nation's largest municipally owned energy company providing both natural gas and electric service. Acquired by the City of San Antonio in 1942, CPS Energy serves more than 690,000 electric customers and almost 320,000 natural gas customers in and around the seventh-largest city in the U. S. CPS Energy bills rank the lowest of the nation's 10 largest cities, and the company has earned the highest financial ratings of any electric system in the nation. In addition, CPS Energy is top-ranked in wind-energy capacity among municipally owned utilities across the country. For more information, please visit: www.cpsenergy.com.
As used in this press release, “Deloitte” means Deloitte Consulting LLP, a subsidiary of Deloitte LLP. Please see www.deloitte.com/us/about for a detailed description of the legal structure of Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries.