San Mateo, Calif., August 12, 2010 — eMeter announced that The Industrial Technology Research Institute, a Taiwanese research organization, selected eMeter’s EnergyIP information platform and customer Web portal for use in its upcoming smart grid pilot program.
Energy IP was chosen for its reliability and scalability, and success in the market. “eMeter is definitely one of the global leaders in providing information management software for the smart grid and that’s why ITRI invites eMeter to join this pilot project”, said the project leader, Dr. Eager Huang, of ITRI.
ITRI will implement its AMI demonstration for domestic industry and regulation development. Government funding for the AMI pilot project was secured, and plans to involve 300-500 customers.
The pilot includes a basic functional test that may contribute to AMI regulation and standards in Taiwan. The communication architecture and system interfaces will also be evaluated.
“eMeter welcomes ITRI to our portfolio of global customers,” said Gary Bloom, CEO of eMeter. “This is truly a great moment for eMeter as we look forward to extending our smart grid expertise in Asia, and specifically into the Chinese market.”
eMeter’s 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, EnergyIP enables electric, gas and water utilities to realize the full benefits of their AMI and smart grid initiatives.
eMeter’s Energy Engage is a next-generation customer Web portal that empowers utilities and consumers to work together to drive sustainable energy conservation and cost reduction.
eMeter has successfully worked on a number of smart grid implementation projects including the PowerCents DC pilot in Washington D.C., the first pilot in the electric utility industry to test the response of residential customers to three distinct dynamic pricing options under one program which resulted in dramatic reductions in consumer energy use and cost savings.