HUNTSVILLE, Ala., March 23, 2010 – Intergraph® has partnered with meter data management (MDM) provider eMeter to integrate smart meter data into its Smart Grid Operations Command-and-Control Center. The integration will provide grid operators with consolidated end-to-end network visibility and management capabilities to provide utilities with the full operational benefits of their advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) and smart meter deployments for use in outage detection and response.
The Intergraph Smart Grid Operations Command-and-Control Center integrates the various technologies that make up a smart grid – outage management, distribution management, SCADA, infrastructure management, smart meters, etc. – into a consolidated, easy-to-use interface to maximize end-to-end grid efficiency.
With 25 years of experience in smart metering initiatives, eMeter enables electric, gas and water utilities to realize the full potential of their advanced metering and smart grid projects by effectively managing the large volumes of data provided by smart meters. By joining eMeter’s Integrated MDM (iMDM) partner program, Intergraph will ensure future interoperability between its smart grid control center technology and eMeter’s EnergyIP platform, making it easier for joint utility customers to integrate smart meters and AMI into their grids.
“Intergraph provides a key piece of the smart grid puzzle,” said Lisa Caswell, vice president of alliances for eMeter. “The clear integration of smart grid information into a consolidated, user-friendly interface is a unique and necessary capability, and eMeter is pleased that Intergraph will be enabling utilities to easily incorporate advanced meter information into their views.”
As an open MDM platform, the eMeter EnergyIP platform offers utilities choice and flexibility in selecting from multiple AMI systems for their smart grid initiatives. Many of the industry’s leading AMI and smart meter vendors have already joined the iMDM program. Intergraph is one of the first upstream solution providers to proactively incorporate rich smart meter information through the iMDM program.
In addition to eMeter, Intergraph is a strategic partner of Siemens Inc., together leading the industry with a number of active smart grid projects. Through the partnership, Intergraph and Siemens provide a Smart Grid Operations Command-and-Control Center that integrates an advanced distribution management system (DMS) with SCADA functionality, outage management, mobile workforce management and electric and communications infrastructure management. Siemens is also a partner of eMeter.
“Through a strong commitment to industry standards and interoperability with other leading software vendors, Intergraph enables smart grid customers to seamlessly improve network system efficiency and reliability while protecting previous technology investments,” said Jay Stinson, vice president of Utilities & Communications with Intergraph. “We look forward to continuing to work with Siemens, eMeter and other smart grid providers to further our vision of delivering a consolidated, comprehensive interface that enables utilities to achieve optimal grid performance.”
The full suite of Intergraph utilities technology, including advanced smart grid offerings, will be on display at booth #1513 at the DistribuTECH conference in Tampa, Fla., March 23-25, 2010.
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eMeter provides essential software that enables electric, gas and water utilities to realize the full benefits of smart grid. Leading utilities worldwide depend on eMeter Smart Grid Management software to reduce operational costs, improve customer service and drive energy efficiency. With the most large-scale deployments in the industry and strategic partnerships with Accenture, IBM, Logica and Siemens, eMeter has built a reputation for unparalleled expertise that ensures customer success. For more information visit: www.emeter.com.
Intergraph is the leading global provider of engineering and geospatial software that enables customers to visualize complex data. Businesses and governments in more than 60 countries rely on Intergraph’s industry-specific software to organize vast amounts of data into understandable visual representations and actionable intelligence. Intergraph’s software and services empower customers to build and operate more efficient plants and ships, create intelligent maps, and protect critical infrastructure and millions of people around the world.
Intergraph operates through two divisions: Process, Power & Marine (PP&M) and Security, Government & Infrastructure (SG&I). Intergraph PP&M provides enterprise engineering software for the design, construction and operation of plants, ships and offshore facilities. Intergraph SG&I provides geospatially-powered solutions to the defense and intelligence, public safety and security, government, transportation, photogrammetry, utilities and communications industries. For more information, visit www.intergraph.com.
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