Tackling a big project, especially one that involves a significant shift in technology can be an intimidating task. The implementation of Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) is certainly one of the largest projects that a utility will implement. This article provides a case study of Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation’s AMI efforts, to serve as an example and provide guidance on the impact such large projects can have on electric cooperatives.
Value to Electric Cooperatives
The key to success of a big project is applying lessons learned from previous projects. The staff at MTEMC embarked on the rollout of AMI to their 180,000 meters. The lessons learned from this rollout can be applied to co-ops of all sizes and to deployments of all types.