Siemens Gets U.S. Army Contract

Aug. 12, 2009
Siemens provides software and metering solutions for a global Army Meter Data Management System (MDMS)

Siemens Energy and Automation, Inc. was selected to participate in a project to provide software and metering solutions for a global Army Meter Data Management System (MDMS) the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center in Huntsville, Ala.

Siemens E&A will be part of a team led by Calibre, a management and services company located in Alexandria, Va. Calibre' contract calls for the team to track, record, and report energy consumption at U.S. Army facilities for the contract term. The primary purpose for utility metering of individual facilities is to establish energy consumption accountability. The Huntsville Center is responsible for managing the execution of the Army metering program, and is available to support other Federal agencies in their compliance with the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct 2005 -Public Law 109-58) using this same contract.

Siemens expertise with power monitoring and power quality monitoring was a key factor in Calibre's decision to use Siemens Access meter data acquisition and reporting software as the basis of design for the Army's metering program that communicates with an enterprise solution. The highly flexible Access WinPM.Net power monitoring software uses an SQL database and supports a variety of programmable logic controllers. It also supports water, gas and power meters, including certain Modbus-compatible devices.

"Our partnership with CALIBRE to provide an energy monitoring system for the U.S. Army demonstrates Siemens' commitment to helping the U.S. government sector meet the EPAct energy savings requirements, which benefit our economy as a whole. Our scalable, integrated metering products will provide solutions that fit any size facility to achieve the Army's long-term energy savings," says Tom Kopanski, vice president of Power Distribution & Controls, Siemens Energy & Automation.