Burbank Water and Power deploys meter data management system


Joanne Fletcher,
BWP Assistant
General Manager,
Customer Service
& Marketing
Burbank, CA and Orlando, FL, U.S.A. — (METERING.COM) — December 6, 2010 – Burbank Water and Power (BWP), provider of water and electricity in Burbank, California, has completed installation of the eMeter EnergyIP meter data management system (MDMS), with Siemens providing software, installation, configuration, and commissioning services for the project.

This is the first joint deployment of this MDMS by Siemens and eMeter Corporation. The two companies are now working on six joint deployments.

BWP sought an MDMS to support current and future applications and business processes enabled by advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), system monitoring and load control programs. Coupled with Siemens project management methodology, the MDMS offered a flexible, service oriented architecture (SOA), allowing BWP to integrate these cutting edge technologies.

“The MDMS is a key piece in the foundation of our smart grid strategy and we look forward to realizing the benefits of this deployment as smart grid technologies evolve and we are able to offer our customers more choices and more control over how they use their resources,” said Joanne Fletcher, BWP assistant general manager/customer service and  marketing.

In the first phase of this project the meter reads are validated, estimated and edited within the MDMS before being converted into billing determinants.

Siemens is now working with BWP on the next phase of the MDM project, which will include the ability to respond to service requests, inquiries and interruptions more quickly than current technology allows.