EnergyIP® Analytics is now available in the cloud as eMeter Cloud Analytics to provide power and water utilities immediate access to actionable dashboards to realize business benefits without large up-front investments, eMeter has announced.

With a cloud offering utilities can overcome a lack of trained personnel and supporting hardware, which are the two major investment components needed for utilities to use enhanced data analytics. eMeter Cloud Analytics provides utilities a solution for data analytics without purchasing hardware and software licenses, hiring additional IT team members, and adding application support staff.

“Our Cloud Analytics offering allows customers to become more efficient and enables them to quickly respond to business needs,” said Krishan Gupta, director of Product Management at eMeter. “By providing access to secure data analytics through the cloud, we are empowering utilities to make informed business decisions and prepare for future growth.”

Data is stored in the cloud and maintained by eMeter, while analysts at the utility have the ability to run analysis for a variety of business use cases such as advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) health, equipment load management, outage analysis, event analysis, revenue protection and load monitoring. By giving customers access to data related to their power and water use, utilities can engage with their customers and educate them on consumption, helping reduce demand and hit regulatory targets.

Utilities will also have access to eMeter and Siemens experts to solve their most complex analytics questions.

The offering is available as an add-on application for current or potential customers regardless of the AMI or meter data management (MDM) system they use.