April 17, 2012
(NYSE: SAP) and RheinEnergie, the energy provider for
, have reached a major milestone right on schedule in helping
become a "smart city." Through the installation of smart meters, around 30,000 households in
now benefit from the most modern meter technology available. The announcement was made at the
SAP Conference for Utilities 2012
, being held
Advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) integration technology allows customers to keep an eye on their current and previous energy consumption at all times. The transparency helps them better control their consumption, use energy more efficiently, protect the environment and save money.
"This innovative flagship project for the German market impressively shows how intelligent meter technology can optimize business processes, and highlights the crucial role played by a 'smart' customer information system," said
, executive board member, RheinEnergie.
RheinEnergie has installed around 30,000 smart meters in 350 larger apartment buildings in
. The devices record electricity, gas and water data, and were specially designed to meet the requirements of RheinEnergie and its home city. They are an important building block for the future "SmartCity Cologne," and enable high data security.
SAP® AMI Integration for Utilities
software helps ensure a reliable networking of technical and commercial processes. As a result, RheinEnergie can now better react to the needs of its customers and offer special services and rates.
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