Carey Kicks Off AMI Project

By Jared Price – vice president of IT and chief technology officer, American Municipal Power, Inc.

February 1, 2019

The Village of Carey’s Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) project kicked off on Jan. 15, with AMP visiting the village offices to cover the scope and timeline of the project. The project will result in the installation of a new RF Mesh system and the replacement of 1,926 electric meters and 1,438 water meters throughout the village. Installation is expected to begin near mid-year and be completed by the end of 2019.

AMP’s AMI program is procured through Hometown Connections, Inc. (HCI), and provides 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

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