Siemens and eMeter Provide Silicon Valley Power an Innovative Solution for Its Smart Grid

Siemens Energy, Inc. and Silicon Valley Power (SVP), located in Santa Clara, CA, announce that they have entered into a contract for eMeter Corporation’s EnergyIP(TM) meter data management system (MDMS) software for its Meter Connect(C) program as part of its overall Smart Grid project. Siemens is the global sales channel for EnergyIP sales and also manages installation, configuration and first line support. SVP chose Siemens and eMeter as strategic partners to provide the foundational solution to manage the increased amount of data collected by advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) under its Meter Connect program.

As SVP rolls out its AMI solution over the coming years, EnergyIP will serve as the foundation for its Smart Grid vision and support the maturing needs of the growing project. The meter data management system will support SVP’s goals to deliver greater operational efficiency, revenue protection, customer service and environmental and social benefits, as well as improve customer satisfaction with City SVP utility-related services. The system also will enhance utility power system engineering and operations by providing greater access to system data.

In order to achieve these goals, SVP is developing the essential architecture today to support the real-time processing of meter reads, coupled with the future ability to track and manage new technology devices in the home, such as home area networks (HAN), smart thermostats and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. EnergyIP integrates these Smart Grid options to allow SVP to provide maximum consumer choice now and in the future.

"After an extensive search of the market place for a meter data management solution, we found a long-term partner in Siemens Energy and a very flexible and comprehensive product in EnergyIP," says Larry Owens, Director of Customer Services at Silicon Valley Power. "Together, they provide the critical first component of SVP’s Meter Connect program and bring the capability we need to deliver on the service expectations of our tech-savvy community." Silicon Valley Power (SVP) is a municipal utility with 51,000 electric and 27,000 water meters. SVP’s Meter Connect program will serve all 51,000 residential and commercial customers of SVP.

"Siemens is committed to provide SVP a top-of-the-line solution to build a strong, flexible and scalable foundation for the Smart Grid of the future," said Kevin O’Hara, vice president and general manager, Siemens Energy, Inc., T&D Service Solutions.

Siemens understands the complete energy conversion chain and is able to transform today’s grid into a living infrastructure that is smart enough to respond quickly, flexibly and comprehensively to society’s energy needs. Siemens also incorporates solutions for commercial and industrial applications as well as smart homes including building automation, IT systems integration, advanced lighting technology and energy efficient appliances for a comprehensive Smart Grid solution.

The Siemens Energy Sector is the world’s leading supplier of a complete spectrum of products, services and solutions for the generation, transmission and distribution of power and for the extraction, conversion and transport of oil and gas. In fiscal 2008 (ended September 30), the Energy Sector had revenues of approximately EUR22.6 billion and received new orders totaling approximately EUR33.4 billion and posted a profit of EUR1.4 billion. On September 30, 2008, the Energy Sector had a work force of approximately 83,500.

About eMeter

eMeter provides the essential software that enables electric gas and water utilities to realize the full benefits of Smart Grid. Leading utilities worldwide depend on eMeter Smart Grid Management software to reduce operational costs, increase service reliability, and drive energy efficiency. eMeter’s management team has been at the forefront of smart metering and grid management for 25 years. With over 24 million meters under contract today, the company has built a reputation for unparalleled experience, quality, operational sophistication and professionalism that ensures customer success. For more information visit

About Silicon Valley Power

Silicon Valley Power is the trademark adopted for use by the century-old Electric Department of the City of Santa Clara, California. SVP provides power to more than 50,000 customers, including Applied Materials, Intel, National Semiconductor and Yahoo!, at rates 25 to 45 percent below neighboring communities. SVP also offers customers a 100 percent renewable energy option through its Santa Clara Green Power program and is an active participant in the wholesale energy markets in the Western United States. Visit for more information.