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Burbank Water and Power Deploys Meter Data Management System

Burbank Water and Power has completed its installation of a new meter data management system. eMeter provided the EnergyIP meter data management system, and Siemens provided software, installation, configuration and commissioning services. This is the first joint deployment of this MDMS by Siemens and eMeter Corporation. The two companies are now working on six joint deployments.

The first phase of this project was a true meter-to-cash project. The meter reads are validated, estimated and edited within the MDMS before being converted into billing determinants.

Long-time supporters of exploring new technologies, BWP sought a MDMS to support current and future applications and business processes enabled by advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), system monitoring and load control programs. Coupled with Siemens project management methodology, the MDMS offered a flexible, service-oriented architecture (SOA), allowing BWP to integrate these cutting-edge technologies.

Siemens is now working with BWP on the next phase of their MDM project, which will include the ability to respond to service requests, inquiries and interruptions more quickly than current technology allows.

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