Arlington, Va.-based GridPoint, Inc. recently announced that is has been awarded a contract with the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to install energy-management systems in select post office locations across the United States. This award reflects GridPoint's leadership position in delivering energy-management systems that enable enterprises to track and manage energy consumption and reduce operating costs across multi-site facility networks.

The contract follows a pilot in 16 locations that empowered the USPS to achieve significant savings in energy consumption from the installation of GridPoint's advanced monitoring and control systems. The agreement, an Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity(IDIQ) contract, provides for an indefinite quantity of supplies delivered over a three-year period. Under this contract, GridPoint energy-management systems may be installed in up to 2,250 USPS locations across the country. The first year of the contract allows for up to 750 locations with the option for two one-year extensions to install systems in an additional 750 locations each year.

"We are excited to support the USPS in achieving its energy savings goals by providing an advanced energy management solution that is scalable across the organization," says Peter L. Corsell, chairman and CEO, GridPoint. "This is one of an integrated suite of products enabling our customers to save money, increase efficiency, and adopt clean technologies."

GridPoint's system will support the USPS' efforts to achieve its goal of a 30% reduction in facility energy use by 2015. USPS has already reduced facility energy intensity (BTUs per square foot) usage by 21% since 2003 through widespread conservation efforts.