HERNDON, Va., Nov. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AEP Ohio, a subsidiary of American Electric Power, one of the largest electric utilities in the United States, has just named Apex CoVantage as its installation partner for the upcoming, system-wide AMR deployment. In this role, Apex will provide upgrades to electric meters throughout the utility's service territory.
Leveraging ProField®, Apex's proprietary ERP system for Mobile Workforce Optimization, AEP Ohio will gain full control and visibility over operations.
"ProField comes with a customized dashboard that will allow AEP Ohio executives to access project data and reports in real-time. Meanwhile, push communications work to keep project management informed of any field-related issues that might require immediate attention," says Sangeet Dutta, VP Operations. "This type of transparency is invaluable to our utility partners, enabling them to monitor project performance at a very granular level."
AMR meters are being introduced to the AEP Ohio service territory in an effort to increase reading percentages and enhance data security. Customers will reap the benefits too, as AMR technology facilitates billing on actual consumption, rather than estimates based on past or predicted usage.
About Apex Smart Grid Solutions
Apex CoVantage, a private, employee-owned company, helps businesses develop and execute strategies in the information and knowledge fields. Based in Herndon, Virginia, Apex employs over 2,500 globally.
Apex service offerings, which include Meter Replacement and Network Equipment Installation, are powered by ProField® - the industry's only integrated ERP system for mobile workforce optimization.
SOURCE Apex CoVantage