Utilizing Existing Communication for Water and Gas AMI Systems

Mar 23, 2023 | AMR/AMI, Itron

If you’re considering a water or gas fixed network AMI system, you may want to consider an Itron solution that utilizes an existing communication network from a few of the larger electric utilities in the Midwest.

The initial cost, deployment logistics, and thought of maintaining traditional network infrastructure for an AMI system can be daunting for all but the largest utilities. In collaboration with Itron, United Systems may be able to provide your water or gas utility access to existing, well-managed AMI infrastructure for your service territory in many parts of the Midwest that are covered by some of the largest electric utilities in the U.S., including:

  • Commonwealth Edison’s (ComEd’s) territory in Northern Illinois
  • American Electric Power’s (AEP’s) Indiana and Michigan Power’s territory in Northern Indiana and Southern Michigan
  • AEP’s Appalachian Power’s territory in Virginia and West Virginia
  • AEP’s SWEPCO service territory in Western Arkansas, Northwestern and Central Louisiana, East Texas, the Panhandle area of North Texas, as well as many parts of Ohio

Use of these existing AMI meter communication networks eliminates costly network infrastructure deployment and associated ongoing maintenance expenses. Utilities under these existing Networks may be able to deploy Itron water or gas radio modules with Itron’s Temetra AMI software, and they will join the existing AMI networks operated by these large electric utilities.

By leveraging an existing established network, you can deploy a water or gas AMI system quicker and with lower upfront and overall costs. In addition, this solution delivers Itron’s cloud-based Temetra software and customer web portal in a water or gas AMI package that is independent and infrastructure-free.

United Systems is the exclusive Itron distributor for your water and gas AMI needs across 20 states and covering 40% of the U.S. Contact us today to learn more about our portfolio of smart metering solutions to meet your needs.

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