Groom Energy Announces Enterprise Smart Grid Smart Grid Concepts Applied to the Demand-Side Promise Energy Savings of up to 15 Percent

Today, Groom Energy today announced several initiatives and resources to support the emerging Enterprise Smart Grid. The Enterprise Smart Grid is the integration of sub-metering, software and hardware to manage and reduce corporate energy costs. Comprising 16 different vendor categories, Enterprise Smart Grid is currently a $5.2B vendor market in the U.S. and growing at 40 percent per year, according to Groom Energy research.

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.

RheinEnergie Partnering with SAP to Deploy Smart Meters in Cologne

German municipal utility RheinEnergie is partnering with SAP to deploy 30,000 smart meters for both electricity and water for its customers in the Cologne area by December 2011. The installation will be the first of its kind in Germany. The necessary IT infrastructure joining the meters to the business software back end will be provided by SAP Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) Integration for Utilities software.

Itron Enterprise Software a SAP-Qualified Business Solution

Itron has developed Enterprise Edition MDUS, a meter data management system that delivers a unified smart grid platform to utility customers. As a SAP-qualified business solution, Itron says Enterprise Edition MDUS “provides utilities with a smart grid solution that offers integration with SAP AMI Integration for Utilities software. SAP-qualified business solutions are complementary to SAP software offerings and provide additional choices and flexibility for organizations running SAP software.”

SAP to integrate AMI technology

SAP AG announced on April 21 a joint effort in collaboration with major utility companies to develop a solution to integrate advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) with SAP’s own Enterprise technology.  AMI is the infrastructure foundation on which smart grids are built that promote efficient energy use and increase grid reliability.  The participating utility companies created…