PVREA building one of Colo.’s largest smart meter projects

Tri-State member Poudre Valley REA has contracted with Landis & Gyr for the installation and deployment of an advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) on the cooperative’s 3,600 miles of power lines.  The system components are a major part of Poudre Valley’s efforts in moving toward smart grid technology.

The project will include automated energy monitoring and control capabilities to help achieve greater efficiency and detect surges and interruptions in the power supply.  AMI hardware and software will enable real-time grid diagnostics across the 2,000 square mile PVREA service area.

Portions of the AMI system went online in the third quarter on 2009.  By the end of 2010 approximately 4,000 meters had been installed in areas surrounding Berthoud.  The timeline calls for an additional 6,000 – 7,000 meters installed in 2011.  Projected completion date for the project is 2014 when all 36,000 meters will be on AMI.

1 Response to “PVREA building one of Colo.’s largest smart meter projects”

  • Colorado Citizens Smart Meter Awareness would like to know if PVREA is also promoting customer rights to REFUSE AMI installs? Also have you held classes for customers/members to know what AMI’s are capable of doing, so the customers can make informed decisions for what is placed on their private property? The EPAct of 2005 and 2007, which also amends PURPA gives customers the right to REQUEST such metering – NOT A FORCED one and NOT without proper classes for customers to be informed.

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