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Faced with tight regulations, energy and utilities companies are using advanced smart grid technologies, like smart meters, to modernize their aging infrastructures, increase efficiency and better control costs. 

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  • Smart grid modernization just got easier.

  • Modernizing your company’s infrastructure is easy with Verizon Grid Wide Utility solutions for energy. Using an Internet of Things (IoT)-based platform, we combine advanced smart metering technologies with service on the nation’s largest, most reliable 4G LTE network to give your business better performance and greater control. And if you’re looking to build your own smart energy technology solutions, we offer world-class cloud management services and ThingSpace Develop, a web-based platform to create IoT-based applications that help make development easier and more cost-effective. With smart energy tools, advanced analytics and near real-time reporting, you gain greater visibility and intelligent insights across your entire grid, helping you deliver services more efficiently, control costs, increase customer satisfaction and promote effective conservation efforts.

    Verizon Grid Wide Utility solutions include: 

    Grid wide smart metering:

    • Remotely manage billing and operational meter data, service connections, service disconnections and meter programming.
    • Pinpoint outages in near real time to help you restore service more quickly.
    • Access data, whether scheduled or on demand in industry-standard formats, to monitor consumption and quality of supply, and detect events and failures in near real time.

    Grid wide demand response:

    • Better manage and balance energy loads during peak usage hours.
    • Automate alerts, both online and through smart devices, to inform customers when their energy use exceeds a certain level.

    Grid wide meter data management:

    • Automate billing validation, flag mistakes and update missing or wrong customer information.
    • Manage and store billing data almost instantly.
    • Improve metering performance and analyze trends in energy consumption.

    Distribution monitoring and control (DM&C):

    • Collect information remotely and wirelessly—in near real time—to perform proactive maintenance and help improve service reliability and supply quality.
    • Identify issues more quickly and decrease the length of outages and the number of affected customers.
    • Remotely monitor equipment and other assets using smart meters to keep them up and running, extend their lifespans and make upgrades based upon service instead of time.
  • Smart efficiency: Grid Wide IoT Gateway

  • We can save you the complexity of building out your own intelligent water and gas systems by integrating all of the essential hardware, software, open and proprietary protocols, and LTE network components into a single cloud-based PaaS solution. The smart metering software components and Grid Wide IoT Gateway hardware are fully operated and managed within the Verizon cloud and integrated with the required Verizon 4G LTE low-power wide area (LPWA) network operational support and business support systems. These integrated components and systems provide reliable, scalable, measurable, end-to-end secure network connectivity between the networked smart meters and the Grid Wide Smart Metering service.

    Verizon Grid Wide IoT Gateway is designed to work with the Grid Wide PaaS, so you can promote efficiency and still get the simplicity and control your business needs, today and down the road.

Core Technologies

Discover the solutions that drive technology and professional services organizations.

  • Networks and Advanced Communications

  • Connecting smart meters to data stores requires a reliable, intelligent network. We have the reach and the resources to make the connection happen, securely and efficiently.

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  • Mobility

  • Mobile devices provide your workforce with tools and information to deliver world-class service, even from the field. Insights into employee location and performance also help increase productivity and control costs.

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  • Internet of Things

  • Throughout your smart gas grid, machines collect and transmit vital information through reliable connections to back-end management systems. You can use this data to automate processes, remotely monitor operations and track assets across distances.

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  • Security

  • Aging infrastructures and high-profile assets increase your chances of a data breach or malware attack. Protecting your infrastructure and information—and addressing stringent security requirements—is more vital than ever. 

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  • Simplify your path to a smart energy grid.

    Grid Wide: Intelligent Energy Solution Brief

    Improve delivery, help control costs, and simplify the management of your grid.

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  • Grid modernization is heating up.

    Grid modernization is heating up.

    Simplify your path to a modern energy system. Grid Wide: Intelligent Energy offers an easier way to the smart grid, helping you increase efficiency, enhance customer service—and best of all, conserve energy.

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  • Improve delivery, help control costs, and simplify the management of your grid.

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  • Give customers easy-to-use tools to manage their utility usage and services.

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