SAN MATEO, USA: eMeter, a leader in Smart Grid management software, announced that NRGi, one of the largest consumer-owned energy companies in Denmark, has selected eMeter EnergyIP meter data management platform to improve and scale NRGi's Smart Grid deployment to over 210,000 meters. In partnership with Eltel, a leading European Infranet provider, eMeter will serve as part of NRGi's bold and forward-thinking framework for energy management in Europe.
"We chose eMeter for their platform's flexibility, scalability and proven success with their utility customers," said NRGi Project manager, Poul Berthelsen. "We believe the strength of eMeter's platform and its history of successful deployments makes them one of the very few meter data management companies who can fully take advantage of existing rich partner channels and enable NRGi to deliver our data-driven Smart Grid vision."
The eMeter EnergyIP platform will replace Gorlitz AG, further developing NRGi's advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) integration, enabling functionality and integrating customer information for billing and synchronization within Eltel's smart metering systems. NRGi's platform shift to eMeter EnergyIP will allow rapid time-to-market for their aggressive smart meter deployment goals this year, including control and monitoring of low-voltage networks for improved customer service and enabling end-to-end smart grid tariffs for distributed energy production. Additional applications that could be implemented on the platform include demand response, load quality, phase balance, and network aggregation.
"Denmark is one of the fastest growing markets in Europe for smart metering systems and NRGi is committed to being at the forefront of that growth. Eltel and eMeter are delivering the tools for NRGi to deliver not only increased efficiency but also information-driven services for its customers," said Carlo Lazar, Division Director Smart Metering at Eltel Networks. "We look forward to many more implementations with eMeter as we see continued smart metering momentum in Europe."
eMeter EnergyIP is the industry's leading information platform that delivers event-driven information and automation in real-time to integrate utility operations and manage the smart grid. As part of the eMeter Smart Grid Management Suite, eMeter EnergyIP enables electric, gas and water utilities to realize the full benefits of their AMI and Smart Grid initiatives.
"We are happy to welcome NRGi as our most recent customer," said Gary Bloom, eMeter CEO and president. "NRGi is the latest European utility harnessing information to ensure delivery and consumption of reliable, cost-effective and environmentally responsible energy."