The Village of Carey Ohio’s Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) project kicked off on Jan. 15, with American Municipal Power Inc. (AMP) and Hometown Connections Inc. (HCI) personnel visiting the village offices to cover the scope and timeline of the project. As reported by AMP’s Jared Price, Vice President of IT and Chief Technology Officer, the project will install a new RF Mesh system and replace 1,926 electric meters and 1,438 water meters throughout the village. Installation should begin near mid-year and be completed by the end of 2019.
HCI’s AMI program provides AMP members and other municipal utilities with a number of benefits when upgrading their electric and water meters, including superior customer service capabilities, increased billing efficiency and decreased system losses. Participating utilities will find that they are provided with an industry-leading level of flexibility and value, while having access to a variety of wholesale-priced meters, network equipment and applications. The Borough of Ephrata has proven to be an excellent example of these benefits, and you can view their case study here.
If you are interested in learning more about this program, visit the Advanced Metering Program page of the HCI website. For more information on how HCI can assist your utility, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.