Leveraging smart grid technology is a natural, evolutionary step for utilities delivering electric, water and gas to their customers. The historical model of unnecessary site visits, manual meter reads or rereads, manual billing estimates and lack of real-time visibility into outages and quality of supply is in the past. Modernizing your grid by tapping into the inherent, built-in capabilities of the Verizon Grid Wide turnkey solution can help drive incremental revenue, reduce operating costs, increase efficiency and improve customer service.
But building a smart utility infrastructure with powerful, reliable tools that connect and manage thousands of endpoints is complicated and costly. It often means investing in data centers, communication networks and equipment, not to mention training and staffing a network management team.