Overview

This solution automates the collection and transport of meter information to extract meaningful customer usage data to understand actual resource usage. During times of stress on the grid, advanced meter management can be an important source of data enabling the rapid, frequent reading of meters to improve understanding of consumer usage and make informed decisions about operations during times of high demand or shortages.

How it works

Using a combination of digital sensors, network and data management, and advanced analytics, you can:

  • Understand demand in near real time
  • Identify and respond to outages faster
  • Improve productivity and safety by automating tasks
  • Ensure compliance with regulations

Greater insight into energy consumption patterns enables you to generate accurate load profiles for better resource planning and provide time-based billing to reward customers for off-peak use.

How you benefit

This solution provides a number of benefits, including:

  • Enhances customer service and reliability with improved outage management gained by automated data collection and analytics
  • Enables greater energy conservation by giving consumers tools they can use to help manage their energy usage
  • Streamlines operations and helps reduce operating costs through integrated data management and reduced number of truck rolls to customer or facility sites

Additional resources

White paper

The modern era energy grid (MEeG) and the role of energy integrator

Learn how utilities are embracing the role of energy integrator, optimizing supply and demand, integrating alternative energy sources and positioning themselves to thrive in new markets.

White paper

Beyond smart metering

Gain an advantage in the energy markets of tomorrow

Discover how utility companies can combine smart metering with advanced approaches to production, transmission and distribution to create a sustainable future.

Solution brief

Smart metering and beyond from IBM

Transforming through enhanced metering capabilities

IBM can help you implement a smart metering solution that connects meters directly to your infrastructure.

Thought leadership article

Utility as Energy Integrator

IBM’s energy integrator envisions a demand, supply balancing role for the utility of the future.

See how the growing level of renewables and other distributed generation and increased consumer engagement are shaping the future of the industry.

Video

The Energy Integrator

Stephen Callahan, IBM, further provides details on how the energy integrator operates into three spheres of influence.

Video

IBM Insights Foundation for Energy

To unlock the value hidden in data, energy and utility companies are turning to advanced analytics to turn business

Meet our energy and utilities experts

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Frank Schwammberger

Smart Metering Solution Leader

Amar Pradhan

Amar Pradhan

Global Strategy & Solution Leader - Power Generation

Meet our energy and utilities experts

Frank Schwammberger

Frank Schwammberger

Smart Metering Solution Leader

Amar Pradhan

Amar Pradhan

Global Strategy & Solution Leader - Power Generation

Meet our energy and utilities experts

Frank Schwammberger

Frank Schwammberger

Smart Metering Solution Leader

Amar Pradhan

Amar Pradhan

Global Strategy & Solution Leader - Power Generation

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