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Burbank Water and Power Selects Siemens and eMeter for Smart Grid Meter Data Management Project

Burbank Water and Power (BWP) has chosen to implement eMeter EnergyIP meter data management system (MDMS) software for its Smart Grid project. BWP selected EnergyIP to support current and future applications and business processes enabled by advanced metering infrastructure (AMI). EnergyIP will also support load control programs initially including improvement of BWP's energy management and conservation through the reliable and timely delivery of interval data from electric meter reads for load control decision making and the prompt verification that usage did change in response to the load control events.

"As we look to rollout Smart Metering for our electric and water customers, we feel an MDMS is the key factor in this Smart Grid project. After an extensive evaluation of the MDM solutions available, we have come to the conclusion that EnergyIP best meets our short-term meter to cash needs, as well as our long-term demand response and Smart Grid program needs. We are excited to work with Siemens and look forward to forming a long-term relationship with Siemens and eMeter," said Joanne Fletcher, Burbank Water and Power assistant general manager/customer service & marketing.

EnergyIP's open architecture solution and Siemens' support services and knowledge of the marketplace will enable BWP to implement its desired MDMS solution--one that delivers benefits in the areas of information management, workflow management, operational efficiencies, higher customer satisfaction and peak load management.

Siemens is a direct reseller of EnergyIP providing a global sales and delivery channel including installation, configuration, and first line support for EnergyIP.

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