Orlando, Fla., June 16, 2009 — Siemens Energy has partnered with eMeter, a provider of smart grid management software, to introduce the first three Global Centers of Competence dedicated to supporting the growing demand for smart energy services.
Designed to facilitate the transition from the existing infrastructure to an advanced smart grid, the centers will provide new and existing customers with the expertise to understand, deploy and extract maximum value from their smart grid investment. The centers will be located in Houston, Texas, U.S.; Vienna, Austria; and Nottingham, England.
“Forming the very foundation of the Smart Grid, meter data management (MDM) enables utilities to effectively manage the enormous amounts of data that will become available with the mass deployment of smart meters,” stated Ron Jarvis, Director of Metering Services Americas at Siemens Energy. “EnergyIP is the best-in-class MDM platform from eMeter Corporation and it provides the flexibility and scalability to meet the challenges of our customers.”
Each center is staffed with industry experts from Siemens and eMeter, providing customers with personalized guidance to design, deploy and operate their Smart Grid initiatives and meet business goals. The Houston, Texas, center will serve the Americas, the Vienna, Austria, center will serve mainland Europe and the Nottingham, England, center will serve the rest of the world.
“Siemens’ strong position across the energy value chain is the perfect complement to our expertise in advanced data management, creating a focal point for best practices that enable utilities to deliver the full promise of the Smart Grid and reap maximum rewards,” said Cree Edward, CEO of eMeter. “These centers give us the mobility to expand our ecosystem of technology solutions and offer global support for our services on the ground.”