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DATA SHEET: eMeter EnergyIP First                                     Secret to Success: eMeter® EnergyIP® First          ...
DATA SHEET: eMeter EnergyIP First accurate data is immediately available for any purpose. If the data is suspect, built-in...
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eMeter EnergyIP First Data Sheet


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eMeter EnergyIP First Data Sheet

  1. 1. DATA SHEET: eMeter EnergyIP First Secret to Success: eMeter® EnergyIP® First Implementing a Meter Data Management Platform Before Smart Meters and the Communications Network Provides Actionable “We decided it Information from Day One of Your Project. made more sense to first put in the The eMeter EnergyIP meter data management (MDM) system is the first step in your back-office systems deployment of Smart Metering or customer engagement projects. The Advanced necessary to handle Metering Infrastructure (AMI), consisting of the smart meters and the communications all the information network, should follow your installation of eMeter EnergyIP, allowing you to leverage the power of your MDM to turn the wealth of new data you’ll be collecting into actionable that will come in information that will help you drive business efficiencies. Here are the top six reasons why when we get AMI.” eMeter EnergyIP First makes good business sense. Will Holford, Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative 1. One Point of Integration Several advantages arise from having a single point of integration, your MDM platform, from day one. First, interval metering data will be stored in a single location rather than multiple databases when there are two or more communications networks. Another advantage is that the utility can focus on integrating the MDM with legacy systems (such as CIS, Billing, OMS, WMS, etc.) without having to also juggle integration with multiple communications networks. 2. Automation and Tracking Once eMeter EnergyIP is integrated into utility operational systems, deployment processes can be automated and tracked as other AMI components, such as smart meters and networks are added. This is not a trivial task since even small trial implementations can require a thousand meters or more. Large scale deployments can entail hundreds of thousands or millions of smart meters and communications modules. The entire implementation process including hardware installation, configuration, and provisioning can be automated and precisely tracked with EnergyIP. Without eMeter EnergyIP, this process would be done manually. With no systematic tracking process smart meters could be “lost” and hardware status might be in question. Manually conducting installation, configuration, and provisioning introduces a level of operational risk and cost that can greatly exceed the cost of a MDM system, especially in full-scale deployments. 3. VEE and Framing Once provisioning is completed and verified, and meter data is flowing into eMeter EnergyIP, real-time validation, estimation, and editing (VEE) can occur. This ensures© 2011 eMeter Corporation. All rights reserved.
  2. 2. DATA SHEET: eMeter EnergyIP First accurate data is immediately available for any purpose. If the data is suspect, built-in automated procedures can issue work orders to have utility personnel in the area investigate the meter sending suspect data. Once the data is deemed good to use, EnergyIP and the eMeter Billing application can frame metering data, immediately providing determinants to the billing system. Delivery of proper determinants to the billing system completes the process and verifies that the entire AMI is functional, from meter to bill, for a particular household. Without the MDM installed first, validation, steps could not complete while work crews are still near the AMI hardware, and any problems would require dispatching a second work crew. 4. No Manual Reading When the entire AMI meter-to-bill process is working, manual reading is no longer required. If the MDM were not in place, despite the smart meter and AMI communications network being installed, manual meter reading, validation or framing would still need to take place. Without the MDM, the installation of the smart meter and communications network remains a cost without the benefit of automating the meter-to-bill process. Energy IP’s ability to deliver a complete meter-to-bill process is a compelling reason to install the MDM before smart meter and AMI deployment. 5. Actionable Information from Day One Problems in meter networking can be a particularly troubling issue for utilities. These types of errors can seem to happen randomly across the network, and be very hard to pin-point among the massive volume of reads. With eMeter EnergyIP and eMeter Analytics Foundation, you can identify whether your service level agreements are being met, drill into specific problem spots, and create service requests for problematic meters. 6. Our Happy Customers Have Happy Customers When Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative delayed its plan to deploy smart meters, they decided that they still needed to be aggressive in planning for AMI technology. They wanted to ensure that they had the back-office systems and integrations in place and working perfectly so they could handle all of the data that would come in when they did roll out AMI. By implementing eMeter EnergyIP and Energy Engage first, they have been able to squeeze every bit of value out of their current AMR system, while building up a more engaged and satisfied customer base. Additionally, because of the operational efficiencies they have been able to discover through EnergyIP, they have been able to drastically shorten their payback period. Experience eMeter provides essential software that enables electric, gas, and water utilities to realize the full benefits of the Smart Grid. Leading utilities worldwide depend on eMeter Smart Grid Management Software to reduce operational costs, improve customer service, and drive energy efficiency. With the most large-scale deployments in the industry and strategic partnerships with Accenture, IBM, Logica, and Siemens; eMeter has built a reputation for unparalleled expertise that ensures customer success. eMeter Corporation Energy Information You Can Act On. +1 (650) 227-7770© 2011 eMeter Corporation eMeter ®, the eMeter Logo ®, EnergyIP ®, Energy Engage™ and any other trademark found on the eMeter Trade-marks List that are referred to or displayed in the document are trademarks or registered trademarks of eMeter Corporation or its affiliates inthe US and other countries. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.