Siemens Energy’s president of Smart Grid Applications, Paul Camuti, says, the company is “pleased to aid SMECO in meeting its EmPOWER Maryland goals. We feel a well-integrated MDMS will provide the framework for SMECO to reduce operational expenses, improve customer service capabilities, and offer time-based rates to optimize the value the Co-op brings to its customer-members.”
Siemens will initiate implementation of eMeter EnergyIP as part of SMECO’s Smart Meter Project, which encompasses an MDMS, Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) technology, and a Web portal solution. SMECO has chosen to work with Sensus to provide the AMI network; Siemens will work with Sensus to link the AMI system with eMeter EnergyIP.
David Johnson, SMECO’s Meter Operations Director, notes that after extensive research of the MDMS market place, “SMECO chose Siemens because we felt they could provide outage management and field activity processes that are more advanced than their competitors. Additionally, Siemens and eMeter were able to offer solution implementation and project management expertise that will work well with SMECO’s project team. At the end of the day, Siemens and eMeter were the best choice to meet our solution goals.”
Siemens understands the complete energy conversion chain and is able to transform today’s grid into a living infrastructure that is smart enough to respond quickly, flexibly, and comprehensively to society’s energy needs. Siemens incorporates solutions for commercial and industrial applications as well as smart homes, including building automation, IT systems integration, advanced lighting technology, and energy efficient appliances for a comprehensive Smart Grid solution.
One of the ten largest customer-owned electric cooperatives in the nation, SMECO provides electricity to over 150,000 customers. The company provides reliable, competitively priced energy and related services. For more information, visit www.smeco.coop.
The Siemens Energy Sector provides services and solutions for the generation, transmission and distribution of power and for the extraction, conversion and transport of oil and gas. For more information, visit www.siemens.com/energy.