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Siemens to implement smart grid project in Vermont

CTBR Staff Writer Published 21 March 2012

Siemens has been selected by the Burlington Electric Department (BED), a municipal department of the City of Burlington in Vermont, US for the sale and implementation of the eMeter EnergyIP meter data management platform.

BED and several other Vermont utilities partnered with the state of Vermont to secure Smart Grid Investment Grant funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

The first phase of the BED smart grid project kicked off in mid-2011 with requirements-gathering workshops to help frame the integration work.

The second phase will include meter-to-cash functionality, advanced billing functionality, and the ability to improve operational efficiencies through reduced truck rolls and better outage management.

BED also has future plans to implement the eMeter EnergyEngage consumer web portal and new energy efficiency programs.

The Siemens Smart Grid Division provides products and solutions for flexible electrical network infrastructures.