Burbank Water and Power selects meter data management system


Joanne Fletcher,
BWP Assistant
General Manager/
Customer Service
& Marketing
Burbank, CA, U.S.A. — (METERING.COM) — August 11, 2009 – Burbank Water and Power (BWP) has chosen to implement eMeter EnergyIP(TM) meter data management system (MDMS) software for its smart grid project, direct reseller Siemens Energy has announced.

A statement from Siemens Energy states that BWP selected EnergyIP to support current and future applications and business processes enabled by advanced metering infrastructure (AMI). EnergyIP will also support load control programs initially including improvement of BWP’s energy management and conservation through the reliable and timely delivery of interval data from electric meter reads for load control decision making and the prompt verification that usage did change in response to the load control events.

“As we look to rollout smart metering for our electric and water customers, we feel an MDMS is the key factor in this smart grid project,” said Joanne Fletcher, BWP assistant general manager/customer service and marketing. “We are excited to work with Siemens and look forward to forming a long-term relationship with Siemens and eMeter.”
Burbank Water and Power anticipates future business benefits including significantly enhanced service to utility customers, improved operational efficiency and reduced costs, provision of end-customer messages and timely utility information in the home or business, availability of data analytics to help manage load and system assets during and post deployment, and the ability to track and manage peripheral assets such as plug-in vehicles.

EnergyIP’s open architecture solution and Siemens’ extensive support services and knowledge of the marketplace will successfully enable BWP to implement its desired MDMS solution – one that delivers benefits in the areas of information management, workflow management, operational efficiencies, higher customer satisfaction and peak load management.