Advanced Meter Infrastructure

Advanced Meter Infrastructure 

Project Manager

What We're Doing

Advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) is an integrated system of smart meters, communications networks, and data management systems that enables two-way communication between utilities and customers.

This project includes replacing approximately 20,900 electric meters with smart meters and 18,000 water meter radios


  • Anticipated Date (Pilot Project Completion): December 2020

  • Anticipated Date (Full System Construction): July 2022

  • Current Activity:

  • Pilot project is underway. At this point, this involves site surveys for data collection units (DCU's), meter and transmitter equipment orders, and preliminary work on software and integration into City systems.
  • 100 electric meters have been ordered for the pilot project.
  • 100 Meter Transmission Units (MTU's) have been delivered for installation on water meters selected for the pilot project.
  • DCU installation sites have been evaluated and prepared.
  • On-Site training for City staff to operate the system is tentatively scheduled for July.
  • Notifications to customers selected for the pilot program will begin within the next two to three weeks.  Customers will be provided with detailed information and City contacts that can answer any questions.

Project Benefits

Key benefits of the AMI system include:

  • Provides utility customers with secure access to hourly water and electric usage and other information via the web.

  • Remote operation and monitoring of electric and water meters and provide efficient utility billing.

  • Provides hourly meter consumption reports. These are a valuable tool for Customer Service when assisting a customer with billing questions.

  • Provides analysis that can be used to predict and report if a customer has a water leak.

  • Will notify electric personnel immediately if a customer’s power is out without anyone calling it in.

Budget & Funding:

Last Update: June 2, 2020

Next update: July 7, 2020

Actions Authorized by Stillwater Utilities Authority (SUA)

  • 09.10.18 | SUA-18-35 |  Advanced Meter Infrastructure (AMI) – Contract Award Recommendation

Content last reviewed 06.02.2020