Con Edison Company of New York and Orange & Rockland Utilities have contracted with OMNETRIC Group and Siemens and Accenture joint venture to implement Siemens EnergyIP. The project will support the utilities’ advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) project for more than 3.9 million electric and 1.3 million gas customers.
Con Edison and O&R have selected OMNETRIC Group on the basis of its extensive knowledge of the Siemens EnergyIP product, as well as thought leadership around the execution of advanced metering projects.
Pioneering utilities, such as Con Edison and O&R, are implementing programs that will help empower customers, improve efficiency, and benefit the environment. Selection of Siemens EnergyIP as their meter data management platform enables the utilities to meet the challenges of mass market advanced metering, as well as underpinning the integration and analysis of resulting data into actionable insight. This project supports the transition to frameworks of the future, such as those articulated in New York’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) strategy.
Siemens EnergyIP is a scalable meter data management platform with the most large-scale deployments in the utility industry. The technology is designed to handle the complexity of a multi-million point Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) deployment, operates in real-time for fastest possible decision making and improved efficiencies, and can integrate with any number of utility enterprise systems.
The New York State Public Service Commission recently approved Con Edison’s plans to begin deploying the AMI communications system and smart meters starting in 2017.