Red Clay Consulting implements Oracle Utilities Solutions for Cobb EMC

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Red Clay Consulting implements Oracle Utilities Solutions for Cobb EMC

Greentech Lead America: Red Clay Consulting, a provider
of systems integration and software implementation solutions, has completed
implementation of Oracle Utilities Meter Data Management (MDM), Oracle Smart
Grid Gateway (SGG) and Oracle Direct Integration Pack (DIP) for Cobb Electric
Membership Corporation (Cobb EMC). 

The implementation enables Cobb EMC to enhance all
aspects of its customer service, allowing the utility to refine its time-of-use
(TOU) rates and improve billing for its 175,000 members by providing reliable
electric energy at the lowest possible price.   

“We were extremely impressed with the Red Clay team
for its dedication and rock-solid implementation methodology.  When the
product was delivered it was configured exactly to our specifications and was
on-time and on-budget,” said Bob Arnett, CIO, Cobb EMC.

Oracle Utilities MDM powered by the Validate, Estimate
and Edit (VEE) engine allows Cobb EMC to mathematically estimate and compare
interval data from one hour to the next and allows identification of
discrepancies such as negative or excessively high reads. 

The hourly interval usage will be the driving factor in
Cobb’s effort to provide CPP and TOU billing models to their customers via
their website.  MDM will analyze meter-tampering flags, power outages,
power quality, and usage to identify potential revenue protection situations.

Cobb EMC is using the Oracle DIP to pass billing
determinants to their Customer Information System, Oracle’s Customer Care
&Billing (CC&B).  The DIP also keeps data in sync between CC&B
and MDM.  Meter installations, disconnects, new contacts, service points
etc. are all transferred to MDM from CC&B by way of the DIP.

Oracle unveils AMI vendor adapters for its utilities smart grid

Recently, Oracle announced the availability of several
advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) vendor adapters for Oracle Utilities
Smart Grid Gateway. The company said that these adapters provide utilities with
a simplified link between smart grid devices and the applications that use
their data.

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