eMeter has announced an agreement that offers eMeter's Smart Grid Appliance as a critical component of HD Supply Utilities' GridAdvance, an integrated, end-to-end smart grid solution.

HD Supply Utilities will work with eMeter and North American utilities to manage all technical integration aspects of a project. The Smart Grid Appliance consists of server hardware, storage and software from IBM and eMeter that is pre-integrated and readily scalable. It allows utilities to quickly realize all benefits of their smart grid assets and build demand management capabilities while improving operations and customer service.