SCPPD TO START NEW AMI PROJECT IN APRIL
Work on a new AMI system has begun with preliminary router surveys
in March. With the new system being a Radio Frequency (RF) system,
you will see crews installing the radio system repeaters and collectors
on power poles around the county to bring both meter and load control
data back to the office. In May, once the backbone of the system is
completed crews will start installing meters building out from these RF
devices installing the nearest meters working out to the furthest. This
process could take a couple of months to complete as the linemen will
be updating our records on the specific equipment on your service, this
will speed up outage resolutions if a problem on your service occurs.
In addition to all the normal capabilities of an AMI system, the new
system will have live real-time data reporting including voltage status
from every customer meter. This new capability will be incorporated
into a carry map installed on computers in the office as well as on electronic devices that the linemen carry. This means that the on-duty crew will be alerted immediately of a power outage. This will speed up outage response along with the trouble crew being able to confirm that power is restored to the end of a line.