Washington DC, U.S.A. — (METERING.COM) — February 29, 2008 – Pepco Holdings Inc., one of the largest electric delivery companies in the mid-Atlantic region, has signed a contract with Itron Inc. to deliver Itron Enterprise Edition™ (IEE) meter data management (MDM) solution to support PHI’s high-volume data management needs associated with its advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) deployment. PHI delivers electricity and natural gas to nearly 2 million customers in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland and New Jersey.
This contract is a major milestone in PHI’s “Blueprint for the Future” initiative to meet the nation’s energy and environmental challenges through a combination of energy efficiency programs and new technologies.
IEE’s open architecture enables a utility to deploy a single enterprise repository to manage all types of metering-based data—interval, register, and event data—collected from residential and commercial/industrial customer segments. PHI expects to collect data from nearly 2 million meters in its service territories. In addition, PHI will deploy Itron Revenue Protection Suite and Curtailment Manager to improve revenue assurance and peak load management capabilities. Both software products run on Itron’s IEE platform.
Todd McGregor, process manager and AMI project sponsor, said it was critical for PHI to have a MDM system in place as PHI moves toward AMI technology.
“By deploying MDM in advance of our meters, we will be well positioned for a smooth AMI rollout and we will simplify the integration with all our systems,” said McGregor. “Itron has been a long established partner with a good working knowledge of our operations.”
With IEE Meter Data Management in place, PHI can improve business processes by reducing the cost and time to gather and reconcile meter data from multiple collection systems, while also streamlining IT infrastructure and improving data security. With its powerful VEE (Validation, Estimation and Editing) capabilities, IEE ensures the accuracy and consistency of the meter data for billing and downstream applications. IEE also interfaces to a suite of powerful analytical software applications for revenue assurance, demand response, customer care and more.