New meter data management system for Alliant Energy

Madison, WI, U.S.A. — (METERING.COM) — November 8, 2007 – Midwest utility Alliant Energy has selected eMeter Corporation’s EnergyIP software for use in managing the data and operations of its Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) project.

Subject to regulatory approvals, Alliant Energy plans to deploy AMI meters to 1.1 million electric customers and 400 thousand natural gas customers over the next four years.

EnergyIP will be integrated with multiple legacy systems across Alliant Energy’s two operating companies, Interstate Power and Light (IPL) and Wisconsin Power and Light (WPL), including two separate CIS systems. This multi-utility integration will involve multiple data collection sources serving residential, commercial and industrial electric and natural gas customers. In addition to the traditional meter-to-cash functionality including Validation, Editing, and Estimation (VEE), EnergyIP will be implemented to support and automate the key business processes associated with AMI deployment and activation, service order and exception management, asset management, outage management and customer data presentment.

"We performed a thorough evaluation of available technology and believe that eMeter’s EnergyIP software will provide the foundation that enables us to meet our aggressive near-term AMI objectives, while positioning us to offer beneficial and cost-effective advanced services and rate offerings to our customers in the future." says Barb Siehr, Alliant Energy’s vice president of customer service and operations support.

Alliant Energy, through its utility subsidiaries, serves more than 1.4 million customers in Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin.