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

  • Pilot Project Completion: December 2020

  • Anticipated Date (Full System Construction Complete): Fall 2022

  • Current Activity:

  • Pilot project is complete and the system installed thus far is fully functional.
  • Internal system testing through three billing cycles is underway and nearing completion.  The testing will ensure that the AMI system works with and is reporting correctly to our billing system.  Meter readings reported by the AMI system are being "human verified" for accuracy.
  • Planning for full system construction is complete. Specifications have been completed and sent to procurement for preparation of bid documents. We anticipate construction of the full system to start this summer and take 12 to 18 months.

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: April 5, 2021

Next update: June 7, 2021


Actions Authorized by Stillwater Utilities Authority (SUA)

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


Content last reviewed 4.5.2021