VASS Solutions provides a lifecycle of services for smart grid projects. VASS Solutions develops and implements strategic plans; facilitates vendor/partner contract negotiations and management; enables justification, design, integration and implementation of core operational and strategic technologies and business processes; enhances customer interactions and satisfaction; and ensures the most valued benefit of smart grid technologies for the Utility and its customers.



Smart Grid Visioning

A Smart Grid vision identifies the technologies, tools and processes of the future state utility that can appreciably increase customer engagement and satisfaction, enhance service reliability and quality, improve operational efficiencies, and facilitate greater energy efficiencies.  VASS Solutions’ facilitates utility clients through the process of developing such a vision.

Smart Grid Market Awareness

Each of our Client’s Smart Grid needs are unique to their specific environment. You may need to focus on distribution automation, generation conservation, outage restoration, or possibly customer engagements. VASS Solutions applies its rich and broad background of utility, vendor, and consulting experience to each Client's program.

Strategic Planning and Roadmap Development

You may have resources and solutions that are under-utilized or only partially integrated. Or, you may have Capital limitations and resource limitations that need to be considered within your strategic plan. VASS Solutions helps its Clients identify strategic smart grid plans and the roadmap necessary to realize those plans. VASS Solutions can translate this roadmap into a Business Release Strategy designed to meet the phased requirements of your program.


Smart Grid Program Design

The Smart Grid program can be overwhelming, and IT / OT demands of the implementation can be difficult to consume under your current Operational model. VASS Solutions facilitates key elements of smart grid program design - from business case development to approval, including overall solution architecture and requirements leveraging common industry standards.


Vendor and Technology Procurement

VASS Solutions facilitates an objective, defensible procurement process that examines all aspects of a solution to assist clients in procuring the “best fit” vendors and technologies necessary to ensure a successful smart grid implementation.


Smart Grid Program implementation

VASS Solutions applies proven practices to ensure the successful implementation of Client's smart grid program.  Our practices leverage the abilities of the utility operations and supporting vendors to ensure success.


Regulatory Support

VASS Solutions provides the support necessary to realize the regulatory strategy to implement Client programs. This can encompass development and articulation of regulatory filings, direct testimony, and provision of support to Client witnesses responsible for testifying to program benefits and values.

Smart Meters coming to SAWS

VASS Solutions congratulates San Antonio Water System (SAWS) on Board approval to Pilot its ConnectH2O program.  VASS Solutions looks forward to helping SAWS successfully execute its Pilot program and eventually implement an AMI and MDMS solution for its nearly 600,000 customers.

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