Posts filed under ‘meter data management’

Look beyond meter-to-cash for smart metering benefits

Meter-to-cash (M2C) is one of the most common business justifications for deploying smart meters and meter data management (MDM) platforms. But MDM is much more than just M2C. MDM can comprise several strategies that help utilities increase revenues and reduce costs, not just through the billing system.

Full post: Meter-to-cash: What it is, and why it’s only the starting point for smart meter benefits

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November 23, 2013 at 3:55 pm

EnergyIP passes 50MM test: meter data management that scales

The data generated by advanced metering infrastructure can quickly grow huge — both as more meters get rolled out, and as each meter generates a larger amount of data. So utilities need meter data management solutions that can scale up fast. To demonstrate that its EnergyIP MDM platform is up to this challenge, eMeter, a Siemens business, recently conducted a test proving that EnergyIP can easily handle scaling up to the data equivalent of 50 million smart meters.

That’s about as many meters as might be deployed across an entire small country. But some large utilities plan to run at that scale — either in terms of the number of meters, or collecting more sensor data from those meters…

Full post: Scalable meter data management: EnergyIP passes 50MM test

August 29, 2013 at 7:28 pm

Daylight Saving Time: Some smart meters aren’t so smart about it

Yesterday marked the end of Daylight Saving Time (DST) — in Europe, not in the U.S., and not in much of the rest of the world. And when DST does end in the U.S., it still doesn’t happen in all states.

It seems — and is — a geeky thing to write about, but DST can cause serious problems for some smart meters and meter data management systems.

I know this from 30 years of experience…

Full post: Some smart meters aren’t so smart about Daylight Saving Time

October 31, 2011 at 6:24 pm


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