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 How are the Largest U.S. Cities Managing Rising Costs for Water and Sewer Services? According to respondents in the 2018-2019 50 Largest Cities Water & Wastewater Rate Survey, utilities are modifying how they charge for services to address revenue stability and affordability concerns. With Grid Modernization, Utilities Poised For Most Visible Transformation 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. Four Big Trends in Gas-to-Power Hold Promise for U.S. Market Major energy shifts are afoot, and the United States will play a critical role going forward. The EIA projects that by 2022, the U.S. will become a net energy exporter, according to its newly released Annual Energy Outlook 2018. For natural gas, this shift will happen even earlier, around 2020, the EIA says. Market Strives to Deliver Over Pipeline Challenges As if the persistent low-price environment wasn’t enough, rampant natural gas production in the Appalachian and Permian Basins is ramping up concern that pipeline take-away capacity can’t keep up. This comes as the United States natural gas industry prepares to enter one of its strongest growth periods to date, driven by increasing global demand for low cost natural gas supplies and growing domestic demand for cleaner energy sources. Southeast Asia’s Journey Toward a Cleaner Energy Future Strong economic growth, low gas prices and environmental goals are transforming natural gas demand in Southeast Asia. Collaborate with our Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) team. Complete a short form to request more information and a specialist will contact you.