Advanced Meter Infrastructure

Advanced Meter Infrastructure 

Project Managers

  • Lee Jackson, Engineering Manager, Stillwater Electric Utility

  • Brandon Neal, Water Utility Engineer, Water Utilities Engineering


What We're Doing

The City of Stillwater is installing Advanced Meter Infrastructure (AMI), which is an integrated system of communications systems, computer hardware, software, smart meters, and other smart devices. It provides efficient, centralized meter reading, facilitates system operation and provides other important functions.  

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


Anticipated Milestones

  • Anticipate Date (Design): Completed

  • Anticipate Date (Construction): July 2019 

  • Anticipated Date (Completion): April 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.

  • Allows staff to remotely turn electric meters on or off and provide efficient utility billing.

  • Provides hourly water or electric meter consumption reports are a valuable tool for Customer Service when assisting a customer with unusually high water or electric bill.

  • 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:


Project Management:

Current Status


Updates

  • 09.10.2018: Stillwater Utilities Authority board approved the AMI project and authorize staff to execute a contract with Aclara.

  • 10.17.2018:  Staff is currently working to execute the contract with Aclara

  • 05.13.2019:  Staff is finalizing the contracts with Aclara. Once the contracts are signed, the Pilot Program will begin shortly after. 

  • 07.09.2019: Staff is preparing a bid for meters, encoders, and installation services.


Actions Authorized by Stillwater Utilities Authority (SUA)

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