Lee Jackson, Engineering Manager, Stillwater Electric Utility
Brandon Neal, Water Utility Engineer, Water Utilities Engineering
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.
Anticipate Date (Design): Completed
Anticipate Date (Construction): July 2019
Anticipated Date (Completion): April 2021
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.
Year Funded: FY2019
Funding Sources: Electric Rate Stabilization Fund & the Water Capital Fund
Electric Utility: $4,116,000
Water Resources: $4,823,000
Expenditures to Date: $125
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.
09.10.18 | SUA-18-35 | Advanced Meter Infrastructure (AMI) – Contract Award Recommendation