Madrid, Spain --- (METERING.COM) --- April 18, 2012 - RheinEnergie, the energy provider for Cologne, Germany, has reached a major milestone right on schedule in helping Cologne become a “smart city,” with the installation of smart meters in around 30,000 households.

RheinEnergie has installed the smart meters in 350 of the larger apartment buildings in Cologne. The devices record electricity, gas and water data, and were specially designed to meet the requirements of RheinEnergie and its home city. 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. 

“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 Thomas Breuer, executive board member of RheinEnergie.