DER-Grid Edge, Smart Grid

Omnetric to supply Tacoma Public Utilities with Siemens meter data management system

Tacoma Public Utilities picked Omnetric to implement the Siemens EnergyIP meter data management system as part of TPU’s smart meter program. 

The integration solution, which is currently being developed, is instrumental to TPU’s goal of updating to the latest smart metering technology. Carried out by Omnetric, the integration project will allow TPU to realize efficiency enhancements, offer improved customer service options, and act on previously unavailable asset intelligence.

TPU, a public utility in the United States recognized for its leadership and innovation, serves about 170,000 electric customers and 90,000 water customers in Tacoma and surrounding jurisdictions.

Starting in June 2019, Omnetric is designing the solution with Siemens EnergyIP to integrate the MDMS with TPU’s key operational and customer service systems as part of TPU’s overall advanced meter system implementation program. 

TPU’s program encompasses implementation of an MDMS, infrastructure technology and meter deployment, as well as updates to SAP, TPU’s existing Customer Information System.

Using standard advanced meter adapters, Omnetric will work with TPU’s chosen network provider to integrate the Head End System with Siemens EnergyIP.

The integration with SAP will be realized using the standard MDUS (Meter Data Unification and Synchronization) solution. Ensuring a best-practice link-up to the enterprise software’s data interfaces, Omnetric has teamed up with SAP for this project, bundling the MDMS as an SAP Solution Extension.