Advanced Meter

Home>Topics>Advanced Meter
Refine Results
  1. All
  2. Online Articles
  3. Magazine Articles
  1. U.S. adoption of advanced meters is growing

    FERC staff has released a report that concludes advanced meter installation continues to penetrate the U.S. electric system. The “Assessment of Demand Response and Advanced Metering” report was released Dec. 22 by the FERC staff. The report says that, based on publicly-available information, the Energy Information Administration has concluded 58.5 million advanced meters were operational nationwide out of a total of 144.3 million meters, indicating a 40.6 percent penetration rate. EIA defines advanced meters as meters that measure and record usage data at a minimum, in hourly intervals and provide usage data at least daily to energy companies and may also provide data to consumers. Data are used for billing and other purposes. Advanced meters include basic hourly interval meters and extend to real-time meters with built-in two-way communication capable of recording and transmitting instantaneous data. The same report finds that in the organized wholesale markets, the contribution of potential peak reduction to meeting peak demand increased to 6.6 percent in 2015 from 6.2 percent in 2014. Staff also said in the report that the North American Electric Reliability Corp. has developed and approved four new metrics for assessing demand response, and intends to continue its efforts to improve demand response data collection to provide information on how demand response contributes to reliability For example, in February of this year, Baldwin County Electric Membership Corp. (Baldwin EMC), the largest cooperative electric utility in Alabama, started deployment of 20,000 advanced meters. Baldwin EMC serves more than 73,000 customers. Pinnacle West Capital utility Arizona Public Service filed a rate case application on June 1 that included a proposed advanced meter opt-out fee ($70 for set up and $15 per month meter reading fee). APS included the advanced meter opt-out fee in response to the Arizona Corporation Commission’s decision to include consideration of advanced meter opt-out fees as a component of the ACC’s comprehensive review of the APS general rate case. On Aug. 3, Xcel Energy filed a request with the Colorado Public Utilities Commission to approve a $500 million project proposal that would replace all retail meters with advanced meters. The proposed project is scheduled to roll out the advanced meters from 2017 to 2021, pending Colorado PUC approval. The Connecticut Municipal Electric Energy Cooperative deployed over 38,000 advanced meters as of June 2015. The deployment is part of a smart grid project (ConnSMART Program) that includes four municipal utilities. The CMEEC intends to provide all customers with access to advanced meters, with the goal of realizing operational efficiencies, improving service reliability, and enhancing customer service. In March 2016, the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) ordered Ameren Illinois and Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) to provide customers with electronic access to their own electricity usage data gathered through advanced meters. The ICC order establishes a process by which consumers can obtain and control access to their electricity data, prescribing a standardized authorization form and the Green Button Connect My Data program as the method of electronic delivery. The FERC staff team that wrote the report included Team Leader Michael P. Lee, Ben Foster, David Kathan, Meghan O’Brien, April Park and Samin Peirovi.

    Online Articles

    Online Articles

    Wed, 28 Dec 2016

  2. DTE Energy installs 3 millionth advanced meter to improve reliability, help customers save energy, reduce monthly bills

    DTE continually looks for new ways to leverage advanced meter technology to the benefit of customers, and the company has been a national leader in its efforts.

    Online Articles

    Online Articles

    Wed, 23 Mar 2016

  3. DTE Energy installs 3 millionth advanced meter to improve reliability

    The entire installation project is expected to finish nearly two years ahead of schedule, and by the end of 2016 nearly 4 million electric and gas meters will be converted 

    Online Articles

    Online Articles

    Mon, 28 Mar 2016

  4. Entergy picks Honeywell for smart meter installation

    Project includes up to 2.9 million integrated advanced meters to improve electricity service and delivery across four states

    Online Articles

    Online Articles

    Thu, 20 Oct 2016

  1. Advanced meters allow Oncor to respond to outages before customers call

    Online Articles

    Online Articles

    Fri, 4 May 2012

  2. Advanced meters allow Oncor to respond to outages before customer contact

    In addition, information about potential or emerging problems is also being reported, enabling Oncor to take action before customers are even affected

    Online Articles

    Online Articles

    Thu, 3 May 2012

  3. Entergy picks Accenture for advanced metering solution

    The project, which runs until April 2019, will facilitate two-way communications between the utility and its customers, who have 2.9 million electric and 200,000 gas meters

    Online Articles

    Online Articles

    Thu, 22 Dec 2016

  4. Oncor installs two millionth smart meter

    Oncor installed its two millionth advanced meter in Carrollton, a suburb of Dallas

    Online Articles

    Online Articles

    Mon, 22 Aug 2011

  5. Illinois Commerce Commission approves Ameren Illinois AMI plan

    The advanced meter infrastructure initiative is a key element of the Ameren Illinois Modernization Action Plan

    Online Articles

    Online Articles

    Thu, 6 Dec 2012

  6. Advanced meter integration projects

    Itron and Landis+Gyr to integrate each companys smart grid communication technology into the other companys advanced meter .

    Online Articles

    Online Articles

    Fri, 24 Jun 2011

  7. HP wins $20.6MM advanced meter management program contract with CEZ Group

    HP announced that CEZ Group has signed a $20.6 million, two-year application services agreement to implement an advanced meter management pilot program, bringing more than 40,000 smart meters to Czech Republic households.

    Online Articles

    Online Articles

    Mon, 4 Oct 2010

  8. Energy meter: Advanced Meter Insight software identifies new operating efficiencies

    Power measurement: Software brings GE’s history of grid expertise together with advanced analytics.

    Online Articles

    Online Articles

    Wed, 19 Feb 2014

Get More Results