Smart Meters for Smart Utilities We work with utilities to tailor AMI implementation strategies to their specific needs and requirements. Our AMI strategy and road mapping sessions help utilities identify the optimal solutions for their business. Request a consultation or sample Statement of Work. AMI Lifecycle Approach Black & Veatch understands utility business requirements and operational needs. We have first-hand experience with a variety of AMI and technology solutions. Our proven, industry-leading AMI approach encompasses the entire asset lifecycle. We can link multiple operational systems, such as energy management, demand response and customer information systems, to streamline processes. Smart Meter Operations and Grid Optimization Visibility across all components of the AMI network is the key to effective performance management. A fully integrated smart operations center can link customer service, field and meter operations, IT and communications, and distribution operations. Black & Veatch was the first company to successfully deploy smart grid operations for some of today’s leading utilities. Client benefits include reliable smart grid performance data and delivery, exception management, resource extension/support and enhanced outage management. 0 Related Insights Amid Climate Change Worries, the Question: What to do With Too Much Water? Unprecedented floodwaters submerged farmlands, wastewater plants and federal Superfund cleanup sites, and more than a million private wells from the Canadian border south to Kentucky were threatened with chemicals, sewage and pathogens. The Data to Water Connection The annual Strategic Directions Report series offers analysis and insights into key issues and trends facing the smart cities and utilities, electric, natural gas, and water utility sectors. From Internet of Things to Internet of Water: How Integrated Data Can Help Stop "Day Zero" The taps are flowing more freely in Cape Town, one of the world's premier tourist destinations and a cultural center of South Africa. In 2018, Cape Town residents stared down "Day Zero," the moment when the water system – jeopardized by the combination of population growth, drought cycles, aging infrastructure and deferred system improvements – was predicted to literally run dry Water Utilities Urged to Exploit Data, Use Less Guesswork For decades, car manufacturers recommended that vehicles have their engine oil changed at least every 3,000 miles without fail. This was never proven practical, given that such decisions should be based on individual driving style, the conditions and climate – even the type of oil used. But these real-world conditions don't tend to factor into the carmaker's original guidelines. Water Meets "New Energy": Surging Renewables Has Utilities Eyeing Alternative Power Sources As the nexus of water and "new energy" becomes more common in the water sector's lexicon, Black & Veatch's 2019 Strategic Directions: Water Report survey shows that water and wastewater plant operators are embracing "master plans" meant to optimize their energy use. Collaborate with our Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) team. Complete a short form to request more information and a specialist will contact you.