Kansas Municipal Energy Agency Selects Tantalus to Deliver Purpose-Built Smart Grid Solutions to Its Member Utilities


Joint Action Agency to offer hosting services to help member utilities accelerate the adoption of smart grid capabilities

BURNABY, BC – March 1, 2022 – Tantalus Systems (TSX: GRID) (“Tantalus” or the “Company”), a smart grid technology company focused on helping build sustainable utilities, is pleased to announce a partnership with Kansas Municipal Energy Agency (“KMEA”) to offer purpose-built smart-grid solutions to its more than 80 member utilities throughout Kansas. As a Joint Action Agency, KMEA will provide hosting services to assist its members in digitally transforming their distribution grids. KMEA members will be able to license, access and use Tantalus’ software on KMEA’s hosted server.

The partnership enables members of KMEA to deploy the cost-effective Tantalus Utility Network (TUNet®) smart grid solution in a flexible manner relative to their needs and available resources. TUNet includes a comprehensive Industrial Internet of Things (“IIoT”) communications network, edge-computing endpoints, a suite of software applications and purpose-built data analytics designed to modernize the distribution grid.

By leveraging additional services from KMEA, member utilities will be able to reduce their upfront investment to digitize their grids while receiving immediate benefits from advanced metering infrastructure (“AMI”) and data analytics to improve the resiliency, reliability and efficiency of their systems. Three of KMEA’s members are initiating deployments of TUNet to solve immediate operational challenges such as remote disconnect and reconnect of power, outage management and broader automation while simultaneously laying the foundation for future innovation.

“In an effort to make smart grid investments accessible through shared services, this partnership provides all of our members with an equal opportunity to install an AMI system while reducing upfront expenditures for utilities,” said Paul Mahlberg, General Manager at KMEA. “We partnered with Tantalus because of their flexible approach in providing utilities with a range of deployment options that meet the specific needs of our member utilities, and we look forward to providing our membership with additional support through our hosted offering of Tantalus’ software applications.”

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