Liberty Lake, WA, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- February 1, 2011 - Southern California Edison (SCE) has completed the installation of Itron Enterprise Edition™ Meter Data Management (IEE MDM), a key component in the Edison SmartConnect™ smart metering system, the company has announced.

The MDM and the ongoing deployment of Itron’s OpenWay smart meters are key components of SCE’s Edison SmartConnect program, which has already installed more than two million of the meters for residential and small business customers in the utility’s 50,000-square-mile service territory. The company will install a total of approximately five million smart meters by the end of 2012.

Using meter and meter related data from the MDM, SCE will export data to an enterprise data warehouse from Itron partner Teradata to support customer web presentment.

“From day one, the Edison SmartConnect program focused on getting it right for the customer,” said David Erickson, director of IT at SCE for Edison SmartConnect. “One of the biggest hurdles SCE cleared in 2010 was the successful implementation of the back office systems that will enable interval billing. This was a foundational step in the program that will soon enable SCE to begin billing customers from usage information collected hourly for residential customers and every 15 minutes for small business customers.”

Throughout the project, SCE and Itron have worked collaboratively to ensure the successful deployment of new smart meters. The project also has included jointly executed scale and performance tests under SCE’s daily operational conditions and peak-day conditions, as well as billing hourly and 15-minute interval data.