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Advanced Metering & Smart Grid Infrastructure

AMI and smart grid experts that are leading the way using industry-tested methodologies and implementation guided by client strategies. More than 20 years of utility expertise in deploying and managing AMI systems across North America.

We know advanced metering and smart grid infrastructure

Black & Veatch is a globally recognized leader in providing extensive AMI program services. Our knowledge and experience of business, facility and systems help to deliver programs that provide maximum efficiency, while mitigating risks commonly associated with large-scale, AMI programs.  

Our industry-tested methodologies provide a controlled and efficient approach to the assessment, selection, implementation and incorporation into a client’s AMI strategy. Hands-on experience with AMI, MDMS and related technologies, including helping utilities evaluate the risks and manage the challenges of transitioning from current business processes to next-generation technologies is just one of the advantages our consulting team brings to each project.  

Our consultants have worked in the utilities and industry (vendors) which gives them a unique understanding of the evolution of the AMI industry and implementation of projects. We understand the challenges, limitations and opportunities that the AMI systems bring to the clients. The utility industry is changing at a rapid rate with transformation affecting the basic utility business model and impact of electric vehicles, social media, distributed generation, battery storage and other advanced technologies being felt strongly in the industry. We bring extensive knowledge and experience in electric and water industries to provide long term value to COG by assisting in this project.   

Advanced Metering Infrastructure Deployment

Our team of professionals has been delivering successful AMI deployments in North American for more than two decades. 

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As AMI implementations mature towards end of life our proprietary assessment tools will help provide important data to support strategic investment considerations. 

Managed Services

Our managed services contracts can ensure you have experienced professionals maintaining, upgrading and support your AMI systems. 

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Exceptional AMI Industry Expertise, Leadership

Our professionals have more than 25 years of experience developing and implementing AMI solutions throughout the AMI lifecycle – from business case development to full, system implementation and/or program management. During this time, we have been involved with programs touching over 50,000,000 meters – a clear testimony to the trust that clients place in our ability. We bring specific, full-scope AMI capability and experience to the COG program.  

Our AMI experience includes the design, deployment, and execution of all phases of AMI solutions including:  

  • Strategy creation  
  • Procurement management  
  • Business case and road map development  
  • Technology assessment  
  • Organizational change management  
  • Risk management and mitigation  
  • Regulatory compliance  
  • System deployment and integration  
  • Security enhancement  

Complementing this experience is our significant industry, software and system integration experience, including experience with most major CIS systems: Oracle, SAP, Service 200, Advanced, Cayenta, Customer /1, and Banner. Additionally, we have also completed numerous water planning projects across North America and have been integral to the analysis and review of metering changes, water loss management and revenue impacts from AMI systems.  

As shown in the attached figure, over the last decade, we have provided AMI-related services to more than 50 utilities in Canada and the US and many of these projects involved more than 1 million meters.  

More than 100 utilities of all sizes have turned to Black & Veatch for help in defining and implementing improvements to meter reading projects, affecting millions of customers.  

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