Hughesville, MD and Orlando, FL, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- July 7, 2011 - Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO), one of the ten largest customer-owned electric cooperatives in the U.S., has selected eMeter’s EnergyIP® meter data management system (MDMS).

Siemens Energy will integrate the MDMS with SMECO's key operational and customer service systems. This integration will assist SMECO in reaching the EmPOWER Maryland goals, which target a 15 percent reduction in total electric usage on a per capita basis by 2015.

“Siemens and eMeter were able to offer solution implementation and project management expertise that will work well with SMECO's project team,” commented David Johnson, SMECO's meter operations director.

Siemens will begin implementation of eMeter EnergyIP® as part of SMECO's smart meter project. SMECO's project encompasses an MDMS, advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) technology, and a web portal solution.

The AMI network is being provided by Sensus.