CPFL Energia selects smart meter implementation partners


São Paulo, Brazil and San Mateo, CA, U.S.A. — (METERING.COM) — July 12, 2012 – CPFL Energia, the largest non state owned electric energy company in Brazil, has selected the eMeter EnergyIP(R) meter data management platform for its smart metering rollout.

This project is believed to be the first Brazilian implementation of an MDM solution capable of supporting a full scale residential metering rollout for a large utility.

CPFL Energia is a holding company, with eight distributors serving 569 municipalities in the states of São Paulo, Rio Grande do Sul, Parana and Minas Gerais. These eight distributors, which account for the distribution of electric energy to 7 million customers, will take a phased approach, initially implementing the EnergyIP platform to support their high and medium voltage customers. EnergyIP will be integrated with two advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) systems using eMeter AMI Adapter technology, as well as the core enterprise systems for CPFL’s operating companies.

“CPFL Energia chose EnergyIP as the meter data management platform based on its track record, extensibility to support our multiple communication technologies and multiple operation companies,” said Mauro Carmello, manager of operative processes and automation at CPFL Energia.

The project is part of CPFL’s Tauron smart grid initiative to improve its overall energy quality, operational performance and relationship with its customers. The initiative includes smart metering, MDM, outage management, and mobile workforce management solutions.

IBM, which was previously selected by CPFL Energia for consulting services, will serve as the EnergyIP system integrator, providing consultation in governance, process design and best practices. IBM will also manage the planning, installation and configuration of the solution, as well as testing, go-live support and initial assisted operation.