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Utility Powercor-CitiPower has awarded CSC a renewed five-year IT services contract worth AU$25m.

CSC was the incumbent provider of IT services for Victoria's largest electricity distributor. The last time the contract was extended in 2006, the five-year contract was valued at $AU17.8m.

The utility giant provides services to over a million customers in the Melbourne CBD, inner suburbs, and in Central and Western Victoria. Under the terms of the contract, CSC will provide Powercor-CitiPower with a range of IT-related services, including infrastructure managed services and specialised services including security, architecture and program management.

"CSC is proud to be working with Powercor-CitiPower as they continue to transform their electricity distribution business systems and processes and realise opportunities to provide value to consumers with emerging trends and technologies within the utility sector," said Gavin Larkings, President & CEO, CSC Australia.

CSC currently manages Powercor-CitiPower’s infrastructure, including hosting production systems at CSC's Melbourne Data Center.

CSC has worked with Powercor-CitiPower since 2002 when the utility commenced a significant overhaul across their Victorian customer base. The project involved the revamp of corporate systems, deployment of systems integration technology and a wireless mesh network to 1.1 million Victorian customers.

The new technology platform, AIM, enabled interval metering data to be collected every 30 minutes allowing for more precise management of power consumption. CSC has worked on technical systems integration, architecture and design, and security as well as financial and programme management to contribute to Powercor-CitiPower's AIM program. ®

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