Advanced Meter Infrastructure

Advanced Meter Infrastructure 

Project Manager

Project Team


What We're Doing

Advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) is an integrated system of smart meters, communications networks, and data management systems that enables two-way communication between utilities and customers.

This project includes replacing approximately 20,900 electric meters with smart meters and 18,000 water meter radios


Milestones

  • Anticipated Date (Pilot Project Completion): December 2020

  • Anticipated Date (Full System Construction): February 2022

  • Current Activity:

  • Pilot project is underway.
  • DCU (Data Collection Unit) installation is complete for the pilot project.
  • 88 electric meters have been installed and are communicating with the DCU's.
  • 91 Meter Transmission Units (MTU's) have been installed on water meters and are communicating with the DCU's.
  • On-Site training for City staff to install and operate the new system was completed the last week of June.
  • Notifications to customers selected for the pilot program have been sent. Customers were provided with detailed information and City contacts that can answer any questions.
  • Full testing of the pilot system hardware and software is underway with completion anticipated by October 31st.
  • Internal system testing through two billing cycles will occur over the next 60 days.  This testing will ensure that the AMI system works with and is reporting correctly to our billing system.  Meter readings reported by AMI system will be "human verified" for accuracy.
  • Planning for full system construction is underway. Specifications have been completed and sent to procurement for preparation of bid documents.  If the pilot program is successful, anticipate construction of the full system to start in early 2021.

Project Benefits

Key benefits of the AMI system include:

  • Provides utility customers with secure access to hourly water and electric usage and other information via the web.

  • Remote operation and monitoring of electric and water meters and provide efficient utility billing.

  • Provides hourly meter consumption reports. These are a valuable tool for Customer Service when assisting a customer with billing questions.

  • Provides analysis that can be used to predict and report if a customer has a water leak.

  • Will notify electric personnel immediately if a customer’s power is out without anyone calling it in.


Budget & Funding:


Last Update: October 20, 2020

Next update: November 30, 2020


Actions Authorized by Stillwater Utilities Authority (SUA)

  • 09.10.18 | SUA-18-35 |  Advanced Meter Infrastructure (AMI) – Contract Award Recommendation


Content last reviewed 11.16.2020