Burlington, United States

Burlington Electric Department (BED) has a long history of innovation in power generation and a strong commitment to energy efficiency and reduction of greenhouse gases. BED was recently awarded a US Department of Energy grant to install advanced metering, part of a statewide eVermont grant consortium, with lessons learned in Burlington to be applied across the state. By the end of April 2013, a new meter system will be fully deployed, and a new, aggressive Climate Action Plan will have been adopted. As such, the technological advances have already been made, but it's time for the city to set policies around rates, electric vehicle use and solar power generation on the upgraded grid. The City and BED requested that IBM look at ways to use this new infrastructure to reduce costs, improve the citizen experience and set the standard for successful implementation of smart grid systems.
City Leader
Miro Weinberger Mayor of Burlington


Team Members
Jorge Luttgardes CIO Office Leader, Latin America, IBM Brazil
Isabelle Murard Energy and Utility Technical Consultant, IBM France
Gabriela Orwick Executive Consultant, Mergers & Acquisitions Integration, IBM US
Christian Raetzsch Systems & Technology Group Technical Executive, IBM Czech Republic
Robert Laurim Director of Distribution & Volume Business, IBM Germany
Leonard Hand Executive Information Technology Architect, IBM US
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