Itron: Central Maine Power Chooses SQL Server to run their Smart Grid Initiative

 Itron’s Enterprise Edition Meter Data Management (IEE MDM) with be used for this advanced smart grid project. The project allows customers to:

  • View their usage
  • Make changes in the way they use electricity
  • Thus, control how much they spend.

Key items in the decisions were:

  • Scalability,
  • Security of database
  • Ability to obtain advanced analytics and reporting
  • Ease of project deployment,
  • Streamlines IT infrastructure and
  • Lowers total cost of ownership.

The initial volume of data flowing into the system comes from 9 million residential AMI hourly interval meters (over 200 million record-inserts a day!).

Read the press release here and on Microsoft Power and Utilities Blog.

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