AMR Deployment - MAGIC VALLEY ELECTRIC CO-OP
- AMR Deployment, currently, consists of:
- 28 Substations with 10 each as Dual Bus (2003 study based on 23 Substations with 4 each as Dual Bus)
- Approximately 101,000 (2003 study based on 64,000) Member Meters spread over approximately 2,600 square miles
- Amato Consulting Support Services & Project Status-
- 2003 - Prepared & Completed "Feasibility & Evaluation Study" with 5 year Deployment Plan & Approximately $9MM Budget Recommedation for Coop's Board of Directors Review and Approval.
- 1st Qtr 2004 - Finalized Contract Equipment & Services between Coop & ACLARA (formerly DCSI) for TWACS System
- 2nd Qtr 2004 - Bidder selection, bid analysis, recommendations & award for Meter refurbish & retrofit and SCE Installation contractors
- 3rd Qtr 2004 - Design & Begin Implementation of Frame Relay Communications, in conjunction with AT&T (SBC), of Dual PVC's for AMR & SCADA
- 4th Qtr 2004 - Successful AMR Start up for 2 each Substations communicating with Member Meters over Power Line Carrier (PLC), and between substations and Coop Home Offices TWACS Network Server (TNS) over Frame Relay
- 4th Qtr 2009 - Deployment is 7.4% under Budget - Deployed the first Cellular communications CRU
- Present - Continued Project Management Responsibilities Include Coordination with Aclara & AMR support contractors to deploy Substation Control Equipment, Residential & Commercial Meter/Modules & Disconnect Collars as required for additional facilities to support growth.