Nighthawk receives an order from The Commonwealth Utilities Corporation for the Installation of Nighthawk Metering Solution
Nighthawk offers fully scalable solutions that can be used anywhere from urban to rural environments
DALLAS, TX, February 10, 2013 – Nighthawk, a leading wireless smart grid solutions provider, announced today that their company has secured an initial order from The Commonwealth Utilities Corporation (CUC) in Saipan, to deliver electric meters with Nighthawk communications technology.
The Nighthawk metering solution will help CUC improve collections and reduce costs. Some of CUC’s customers are remotely located and some services to these accounts can be very costly. With its full two-way communications technology, Nighthawk meters will also enable CUC to employ a pre-pay metering solution to improve collections and cash flow.
“We are delighted to partner with The Commonwealth Utilities Corporation and provide Nighthawk’s unique solutions to this community,” said Charles Kitowski, CEO of Nighthawk. “We look forward to better enabling their customers and helping the CUC to manage their costs, improve their customer service and reduce operational costs overall.”
The outage detection feature will help improve service to customers by providing better information on outage locations and restoration. In addition, voltage monitoring is anticipated to significantly help in terms of providing valuable information, especially in some of the more remote locations.
CUC has approximately 15,000 residential customers and provides Power, Water and Wastewater services. CUC currently utilizes an Itron radio read system to improve efficiency however certain services still require personnel to travel by plane to be accomplished. With its anticipated benefits in terms of improving collections and reducing operational costs, CUC is looking for a significant improvement in its margin and cash flow by using Nighthawk solution.
Nighthawk’s technology and solutions uniquely address the challenges of US and international utility and energy companies by coupling intelligent devices, secure cloud applications and wireless connectivity. Nighthawk provides a variety of solutions via public wireless, including electric meters, remote disconnect devices, load control applications, and more, that are immediately deployable when and where a customer needs them. The flexibility of Nighthawk’s solutions enables customers to achieve their goals without having to replace entire systems, which then allows companies to generate higher returns on their investment.
About Nighthawk: Nighthawk is a leading provider of intelligent devices and systems that allow for the centralized, on-demand management of assets and processes. Nighthawk products are used throughout the United States in a variety of mission critical applications, including utility applications, remotely turning on and off and rebooting devices, activating alarms, and controlling back up generation.
Nighthawk is a subsidiary of McWane Inc, a leading manufacturer of ductile iron pipe, valves, hydrants, and fittings. McWane’s products make up the backbone of vital water distribution and wastewater treatment systems throughout North America, dependably providing the U.S. with clean drinking water. The company operates 25 manufacturing plants including 13 iron foundries across the United States, Canada, Australia, and China.
About Commonwealth Utilities Corporation (CUC): The CUC is dedicated to providing reliable, environmentally sensitive and efficient Power, Water, and Wastewater Treatment services for the people of the CNMI at the lowest reasonable cost while providing safety to the public, employees, and the community. The CUC provides Power, Water and Sewer to the islands of Saipan, Tinian and Rota.