Fort Collins taps Siemens/eMeter team for meter data management system


By: SGN Staff


Siemens Energy, Inc. and eMeter have been selected to provide a meter data management system (MDMS) for City of Fort Collins Utilities. Siemens will implement eMeter's EnergyIP® MDMS for the utility's Recovery Act stimulus-funded advanced metering project.


The northern Colorado utility serves both electric and water customers. It wanted to partner with a company that could help it develop business process efficiency, enable peak reductions, provide system and operations improvements and give customers more flexibility.


"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."


The first phase of the project will concentrate on the advanced metering infrastructure deployment. During the course of the first phase, the utility will take advantage of a Siemens-engineered data importer to also prepare commercial and industrial metering data for the MDMS. And Siemens will integrate eMeter's EnergyIP into the customer information system for the utility's meter-to-cash process.


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