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Fortnightly Magazine - July 2011

programs of its kind in the United States. IEE MDM validates the meter data, stores it in a centralized repository and calculates billing determinants, which are distributed to billing and web applications. Bangor Hydro will use IEE Customer Care to present customers with more detailed usage and pricing information through a new web portal, giving them information to manage their electricity consumption and costs.

Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) and its agent National Grid Electric Services selected eMeter’s EnergyIP meter data management platform. The project will serve as a part of the foundation to deploy a smart grid framework across the electric service territory, and eMeter’s Energy Engage online consumer portal to allow LIPA customers to manage their energy use. The implementation is part of LIPA’s Smart Corridor Project being funded by a American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) grant from the Department of Energy.

Kansas City Power and Light (KCP&L) selected Siemens Energy to implement eMeter EnergyIP, a meter data management system (MDMS), as part of its ARRA-funded smart grid demonstration project. Siemens will provide configuration, testing and integration services into KCP&L’s information technology systems. The primary objective of the project is to demonstrate standards-based interoperability between the MDMS and other KCP&L smart grid systems.

Elster and the Salt River Project (SRP) deployed Elster’s EnergyICT EIServer MDMS to manage more than 900,000 planned advanced metering devices throughout the utility’s service territory. The system will perform detailed smart meter data analysis on information collected from every Elster AMI endpoint, allowing SRP to implement time-of-use (TOU) metering, and providing operational benefits, including: work-flow management to integrate processes and data, improved sampling and expanded data options for load research, more accurate forecasting to improve power buy and sell decisions, real-time data processing, asset optimization and demand response. The implementation is expected to be completed in July 2011.

City of Dayton, Tenn. , selected Elster EnergyAxis to power its advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) project. Elster, along with its regional distribution partner WESCO Distribution, will supply 8,000 residential and 2,000 commercial Elster REX and A3 Alpha smart meters. The system will allow Dayton to modernize its infrastructure to provide customers with pricing and usage information through TOU rates. The meters will be installed by the Dayton Electric Department with a project completion date of September 2012.