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The city of Naperville, Ill., has filed suit against Washington-based Calico Energy Systems - one of the vendors tapped to work on the city's large smart grid initiative - citing breach of contract.

Coverage in the Naperville Sun explains that Calico, which the city contracted in 2010 to deploy an "ePortal" for the consumer-facing piece of Naperville's advanced metering infrastructure, has failed to meet the terms of its work for the city. The company has already collected about $780,000 of a $900,000 contract, and the suit is seeking recovery of that money.

"In Calico's case, the number of criteria that weren't satisfied [was] very high," Naperville City Councilman Bob Fieseler told the Sun. "We would find not only had they not fixed a lot of those [issues] that were scheduled to be fixed, but some of the ones that had been fine, had been accepted, were now out of compliance."

Read the Sun's full article here.


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