WPPI Energy is implementing the meter data management system for member utilities. WPPI Energy is a regional power company serving 51 consumer-owned utilities in Wisconsin, Michigan and Iowa. Siemens will configure, deliver and support the project implementation, which began in June. A comprehensive MDMS from eMeter will provide WPPI Energy personnel with the visibility and capability to use meter data to perform load forecasting and analysis, provide peak load management, develop new pricing programs and enable new demand response programs. This implementation will be hosted on-site at the WPPI Energy facilities in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, and will be shared to support other member-owned utilities the company services.

With the multi-organizational capabilities of eMeter EnergyIP, Siemens will be able to configure the MDMS to support the business processes of each WPPI Energy member utility, which will allow WPPI Energy to provide each utility with secure access to its own data in one highly cost-effective solution.

"For a regional power company like WPPI Energy, it is important to have an MDMS that can support multiple utilities with the same instance of software," said Thierry Godart, president, Smart Grid Applications, Siemens Energy, Inc. "eMeter EnergyIP has proven to be the only MDMS that can support multi-organizational functionality with one software installation. That functionality, paired with the efficiency and reliability of Siemens' project management, will result in a streamlined implementation process for WPPI Energy and at the same time, lead to a quality Smart Grid deployment."