City of Fort Collins Utilities has selected Siemens Energy for Advanced Meter project

  • Posted on: 29 September 2011
  • By: chw staff

The City of Fort Collins Utilities has selected Siemens Energy, Inc. for the implementation of eMeter EnergyIP meter data management system (MDMS) for their Advanced Meter project, funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Fort Collins is a progressive utility located in northern Colorado and serves both electric and water consumers. Fort Collins was looking to work with a company that could help achieve business process efficiency, facilitate peak reductions, realize system and operational improvements, and provide consumers with more flexibility.

The initial phase of the project will focus on the provisioning and commissioning process of the advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) deployment. Through a Siemens-engineered data importer, Fort Collins will also process commercial and industrial metering data to the MDMS. Siemens will also integrate eMeter EnergyIP to the customer information system (CIS) to support the meter-to-cash process.  

"Siemens' proven project management methodology, PM@Siemens, was a deciding factor in our selection of this team," said Steve Catanach, Light and Power Operations Manager for City of Fort Collins Utilities. "We required a partner that is agile and flexible, and the Siemens/eMeter team is just that. The Fort Collins Smart Grid deployment will enable two-way digital communication between the advanced meters and our system managers, reducing operational costs, related truck rolls and improving customer service."

"We are committed to the success of the Fort Collins project and our team will play a critical role in integrating eMeter EnergyIP into their operational and business systems," said Thierry Godart, president, Smart Grid Applications, Siemens Energy, Inc. "The system's proven functionality, paired with the efficiency and reliability of Siemens' project management, will result in a quality Smart Grid deployment."

Siemens understands the complete energy conversion chain and is able to transform today's grid into a living infrastructure that is smart enough to respond quickly, flexibly, and comprehensively to society's energy needs. Siemens incorporates solutions for commercial and industrial applications as well as smart homes, including building automation, IT systems integration, advanced lighting technology, and energy efficient appliances for a comprehensive Smart Grid solution.