eMeter Launches New Cloud Based Offering for EnergyIP Smart Grid Application
eMeter has introduced a new cloud-based offering for its EnergyIP smart grid application platform that targets small to mid-size utilities, and companies seeking to accommodate existing automatic meter reading (AMR) systems and monthly reads worldwide.
Accessed from the cloud directly through eMeter’s parent company, Siemens, or through strategic partners as a managed service with subscription-based pricing on a per meter, per month basis, the offering help utilities assess and prepare operations to address the existing and future challenges of efficient grid operation.
Emeter CTO Larsh Johnson said the new offering makes it easy for anyone to take advantage of being application ready.
“By utilizing the nimble yet scalable EnergyIP® offering, as well as the expertise of a grid giant like Siemens, we are aggressively pricing our offering for customers of all sizes and types to utilize the best of the best,” Johnson added.
The scalable solution is especially beneficial to small and mid-size utilities, as it creates a low risk, high reward mechanism for entry through elimination of requirement for purchase or maintenance of the software and hardware for data storage, or hiring of IT experts to run the application.
The eMeter EnergyIP platform delivers real-time information and automation to integrate enterprise systems, drives management of the smart grid, and mines customer data for key customer trends around billing and energy usage, the company claims.