Meter system will help utility to better store, gather, validate and process large volumes of data in support of billing and reporting obligations
Entergy Services has chosen Accenture Smart Grid Services to help it deploy a meter data management system across its grid in Louisiana, Mississippi, New Orleans and Texas.
The project, which runs until April 2019, will facilitate two-way communications between the utility and its customers, who have 2.9 million electric and 200,000 gas meters.
Under the terms of the agreement Accenture, working with OMNETRIC Group, will design, build, test and roll-out a Siemens energy meter data management system across Entergy’s utility jurisdictions.
The meter system will help Entergy to better store, gather, validate and process large volumes of data in support of billing and other reporting obligations. It also paves the way for new customer applications, such as an energy management solution to help customers to better monitor and control their energy usage, the utility claims.
“Growing demands on utilities’ grid infrastructure is driving the need for advanced metering infrastructure to help people across the organisation to better do their jobs,” said James Mitchell, managing director and client account lead, Accenture.
“Just as important, this programme provides a platform to continue to modernise the grid so that Entergy can remain at the forefront in customer service, whether it be validating billing, meter deployment or response to ever-changing customer demands and new technologies.”
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