Junifer Systems will provide its Utility Customer Information Systems (CIS) to E.ON’s Sustainable Energy business. Junifer Systems’ Utility CIS is a modular, end-to-end customer information and billing system designed to support the specific challenges encountered by both legacy utility systems and the new requirements prompted by the industry wide Smart Meter rollout programs.
The Power Systems Energy Research Center PSERC has been awarded a $5.5 million grant from the United States Department of Energy DOE to research the requirements for a systematic transformation of today’s electric grid to enable high penetrations of sustainable energy systems. According to PSERC, the future grid “needs to support high penetrations of highly variable distributed energy resources mixed with large central generation sources, energy storage, and responsive users equipped with embedded intelligence and automation. These sustainable energy systems require more than improvements to the existing system; they require transformative changes in planning and operating electric power systems.”