Eidsiva Nett Selects eMeter's EnergyIP for Smart Metering Roll Out
Eidsiva Nett as become the first Norwegian company to use eMeter's EnergyIP Platform and selected Applications as their meter data management platform and energy Analytics solution. eMeter, a subsidery of Siemens Business provides software that enables electric, gas and water utilities to realize the full benefits of Smart Grid.
The new solution will replace Eidsiva Nett's current meter data management system, and will be a crucial part in order to build a smarter grid in the regions Eidsiva operates.
Eidsiva Energi, based in Hamar with large sections of Oppland and Hedmark as core markets, is the largest producer, distributor and trader of electricity in both counties. Eidsiva Nett serves approximately 140,000 grid customers in the region.
"We see EnergyIP as a smart metering Platform which Eidsiva Nett will utilize to both satisfy existing regulatory and business demands, and also be poised to quickly and easily adapt to meet future needs and programs in the Norwegian market," Nils Klippenberg, CEO Smart Grid Division, Siemens.
The Platform can be configured and managed by Eidsiva in compliance with the regulatory mandates that call for a 100% smart meter rollout by 2017. In addition to the key regulatory mandate, the solution also provides Eidsiva with better information concerning power usage, load and events.
"EnergyIP will not only meet our regulatory needs, but also meet our business critical smart metering goals. It is crucial that the system helps to secure and simplify business processes, and we strongly believe that EnergyIP will support this. In the longer term, we will also use the information from the system for operational support and better planning through the Analytics Applications," says Anne S. Nysther, Project Manager for AMS, Eidsiva Nett.