Wabash Valley Power goes live with Siemens Demand Response Management System

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Erlangen, Germany, April 5, 2012 — Siemens smart grid division announced that Wabash Valley Power Association is the first customer to go live with the Siemens Demand Response Management System solution.

According to a release, Siemens DRMS provides WVPA the ability to shed load across multiple distribution systems using several different demand response programs, verify load shed, calculate baselines, and automate customer billing and settlement without cumbersome processes that previously required multiple spreadsheets for calculation.

Siemens also implemented eMeter EnergyIP meter data management system platform for WVPA in 2011. The systems are successfully integrated, allowing for all data to be passed to and from both systems.

WVPA's previous software solution employed several legacy technologies involving a one-way communications technology that sent load reduction commands to residential water heaters, air conditioners and field irrigators with no way of verifying actual load reduction.

The Siemens DRMS platform allows WVPA to use the Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) networks deployed at their member distribution cooperatives with eMeter EnergyIP to create a solution that uses bi-directional communication for real-time load reductions and timely measurement and verification of demand response events.

The validation, estimation and editing functionality in the MDMS ensures the data shared between the systems is current and accurate, which is essential for customer billing, settlements and managing operations.

Siemens DRMS will calculate baseline load curves via data collected from roughly 400 substations across 26 member distribution cooperatives. This will allow WVPA to schedule load shed events in several ways and validate that the load shed has occurred, while tracking actual kW of load shed from a granular level of a single program participant to distribution substations and up to as many substations as necessary.

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