Foster City, Calif and Hamar, Norway - October 8, 2012 - eMeter®, A Siemens Business, a leader in Smart Grid management software, today announced that Eidsiva Nett has selected the EnergyIP® Platform and selected Applications as their meter data management platform and energy Analytics solution. This makes Eidsiva Nett the first Norwegian company to use this world-renowned system for its meter data management.
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. The new solution will replace the current meter data management system, and will be a crucial part in order to build a smarter grid in the regions Eidsiva operates.
“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. We are excited for the opportunity to work with a partner such as Eidsiva Nett and look forward to establishing a long term relationship with them. We believe that more Norwegian customers will choose EnergyIP for their smart metering initiatives,” 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. The platform will ensure quality in Eidsiva Nett’s meter data management as well as serve as a basis for future power network developments and design of more intelligent services and distribution tariffs for users.
“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. Nysæther, Project Manager for AMS, Eidsiva Nett.
“We are thrilled to work with Eidsiva Nett on meeting their smart grid initiatives and goals. Their comprehensive approach is sure to set them apart as an innovative leader in the region. We look forward to continuing to support their rollout and helping effect the bottom line of business,” says, Lisa Caswell, President of eMeter, A Siemens Business.
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