Since 2009, Black & Veatch has been working with Central Maine Power (CMP) to implement cyber security and smart grid capabilities. Projects have included replacement of CMP’s enterprise security monitoring system; integration of its advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) program; and development of a customer energy portal.
The enterprise security monitoring system helps protect assets across CMP’s more than 11,000-square-mile service territory. This cyber security program was designed based on requirements for achieving NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) compliance. Today, the monitoring system helps enhance reliability and safety for CMP’s customers.
Black & Veatch was then selected to lead CMP’s AMI system integration work. Black & Veatch provided program management and implemented additional cyber security measures. In addition, Black & Veatch designed CMP’s data warehouse and programming services, among other items. Black & Veatch is now working with CMP to design, develop and implement a new energy portal and re-designed website. When completed, the new portal will further connect CMP with its more than 600,000 customers.
CMP’s smart grid program and cyber security investments benefit customers and the environment through enhanced reliability, safety, security, conservation efforts and efficiencies. Furthermore, the new energy portal will provide customers with information on electric usage, tips for saving money and conserving energy. The smart grid program will enable the development of dynamic pricing structures that support conservation and reduction of peak loads.
CMP is a wholly owned subsidiary of Iberdrola USA, the U.S. division of Spain’s Iberdrola, one of the world's top electric companies and the world leader in wind energy.