Siemens Energy is collaborating with eMeter to supply Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) with eMeter EnergyIP meter data management system (MDMS). Siemens will integrate the MDMS with SMECO’s primary operational and customer service systems. This integration helps SMECO reach the EmPOWER Maryland goals established by Governor Martin O’Malley, which seek a 15 percent reduction in total electric usage on a per capita basis by 2015.
Meter Data Management Market to Grow Nearly Tenfold to $490 Million by 2018 According to Pike Research
Meter data management (MDM) systems, which serve as the central point of data collection for utility metering deployments, are a key component of smart grid initiatives. These systems validate and edit the data received, then aggregate, normalise, and make the data available to other IT applications via well defined interfaces. For instance, MDM systems often interface to applications such as billing, fraud prevention, or outage management. Whereas a single smart meter deployment may include several advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) systems with different network topologies, utilities nearly always have only one MDM system, since it is a central collection point for the smart meter data.
Kansas City Power and Light (KCP&L) has selected Siemens Energy to implement eMeter EnergyIP, a meter data management system (MDMS) as part of its SmartGrid demonstration project funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Siemens will provide configuration, testing, and integration services into KCP&L’s information technology systems. The primary objective of this project is to demonstrate standards-based interoperability between the MDMS and other KCP&L SmartGrid systems.
Smart grid information platform provider eMeter has successfully completed the integration of 308 branded meters into its software, and will begin the second phase of its AMI Deployment and Technology Feasibility Study pilot program in Taiwan.
eMeter is entering the Korean energy market through a multi-tiered partnership with Samsung SDS that focuses on providing enhanced systems integration and development capabilities, especially with regard to Systems, Applications, Products (SAP) integration.
Headquartered in San Mateo, eMeter has emerged as one of the leading smart grid companies in Silicon Valley. eMeter’s software helps utilities manage the data they collect from electric, gas and water meters, and turns that data into useful information for utility operators and consumers alike. A privately held company, eMeter is backed by Foundation Capital and Sequoia Capital, with 40 utility customers around the world, including municipal utilities like Silicon Valley Power in Santa Clara, Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative in Texas, and the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO), which manages Ontario’s electricity system.
The Long Island Power Authority (LIPA), and its agent National Grid Electric Services, have selected eMeter’s EnergyIP meter data management platform as part of its plan to deploy a Smart Grid framework across its electric service territory. It has also chosen eMeter’s Energy Engage online consumer portal to enable LIPA customers to better manage their energy use by providing web-based usage data.
Trilliant is the recipient of eMeter’s 2011 Technology Integration Award. The announcement was made at the 2011 eMeter Leadership Conference, which is taking place May 9-11, 2011 at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco. The conference attracts industry leaders in Smart Meter data management to discuss current trends and best practices, share ideas and experiences, and connect with other professionals.
CenterPoint Energy’s electric subsidiary has received eMeter’s 2011 Million Meter Milestone Award. The announcement was made at the 2011 eMeter Leadership Conference, which is taking place May 9-11, 2011 at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco. The conference attracts industry leaders in Smart Meter data management to discuss current trends and best practices, share ideas and experiences, and connect with other professionals.
The Orlando Utilities Commission – The Reliable One (OUC) has selected Siemens to implement their meter data management system based on eMeter’s EnergyIP software to support current and future applications and business processes enabled by an advanced metering infrastructure (AMI). OUC selected Siemens’ project management and delivery services combined with EnergyIP’s advanced capabilities as the best choice for their planned Smart Grid initiatives.