Greentech Lead Europe: eMeter, a part of Siemens Business
and provider of smart grid management solutions, announced that Eidsiva
Nett has selected its EnergyIP platform and application for smart meter
data management and energy analytics.
Eidsiva Nett becomes the first Norwegian company to use
this eMeter smart grid managment system for its meter data management.
“We see EnergyIP as a smart metering Platform which
Eidsiva Nett will utilize to both satisfy existing regulatory and business
demands, and also be poised to quickly and easily adapt to meet future needs
and programs in the Norwegian market,” said Nils Klippenberg, CEO Smart
Grid Division, Siemens.
Eidsiva Energi, based in Hamar with large sections of
Oppland and Hedmark as core markets, is the largest producer, distributor and
trader of electricity in both counties. Eidsiva Nett serves approximately
140,000 grid customers in the region. The new solution will replace the current
meter data management system, and will be a crucial part in order to build a
smarter grid in the regions Eidsiva operates.
Regulatory mandates call for a 100 percent smart meter
rollout by 2017. In addition to the key regulatory mandate, the solution also
provides Eidsiva with better information concerning power usage, load and
events. The platform will ensure quality in Eidsiva Nett’s meter data
management as well as serve as a basis for future power network developments
and design of more intelligent services and distribution tariffs for users.
“EnergyIP will not only meet our regulatory
needs, but also meet our business critical smart metering goals,” says Anne S.
Nysæther, Project Manager for AMS, Eidsiva Nett. “It is crucial that
the system helps to secure and simplify business processes, and we strongly
believe that EnergyIP will support this. In the longer term, we will also use
the information from the system for operational support and better planning
through the Analytics Applications.”