Aclara, now part of the Hubbell Power Systems family of brands, is a world-class supplier of smart infrastructure solutions (SIS) and services to more than 800 water, gas, and electric utilities globally. Aclara SIS offerings include smart meters and other field devices, advanced metering infrastructure and software and services that enable utilities to predict and respond to conditions, leverage their distribution networks effectively, and engage with their customers. Aclara won a Frost & Sullivan Global Smart Energy Networks Enabling Technology Leadership Award in 2017 and was named a finalist in three categories of the Platts Global Energy Awards in 2016. Visit us at Aclara.com, follow us on Twitter @AclaraSolutions or subscribe to our blog.
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A Combo Utility Benefits From AMI
The City of Dothan, AL, recently turned to Aclara for an advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) solution to support its 31,000 electric and 35,000 water meters. This case study details how the city implemented a single network solution that effectively collects water and electric meter readings and provides the information needed to enhance operations and customer service for city residents.
The Evolution Of AMI — What’s Next?
In the evolution of water distribution, advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) has become a valuable asset in reducing labor requirements, improving customer service and billing, and providing a baseline of information for better data management. The question is how much more can AMI do, and how can water utilities take maximum advantage? Here are some insights and ideas.
Smart Infrastructure Solutions: The Antidote To AMI Tunnel Vision
For 20 years, advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) has been viewed primarily as a cost-efficient meter-reading resource — a key driver behind water utility ROI. More recently, however, utility operations increasingly rely upon AMI capabilities to cope with broader issues ranging from water scarcity to aging infrastructure. Here’s how an expanded view of AMI can benefit water utilities in both the short and long term.
How Much Can Leak Detection Reduce Non-Revenue Water Losses?
Utilities that choose not to install proactive leak detection know exactly how much they are ‘saving’ by avoiding that investment. Unfortunately, they often have no idea of how much they are actually ’paying’ to forego it, since 65 to 75 percent of water leaks never surface to prove their hidden expense. Now, with challenges related to water scarcity, regulatory reporting demands, AMI implementation, and an increase in aging infrastructure, it’s a better time than ever to reevaluate those costs.
Leveraging AMI Systems For Analytics And Customer Engagement
Acceptance tends to come in waves for any automated technology that replaces manual labor. In water distribution utilities, advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) technology has already proven its worth for improving efficiency and accuracy in meter reading and billing data. Now, it is poised for a second growth spurt, based on its value for utility-wide data collection, analytics, and consumer engagement.
City Of Dothan, Ala. Selects Aclara For Pilot Deployment Project Of Combination Electricity And Water Advanced Metering Infrastructure Program Enabled By Aclara RF Point-To-Multipoint Network
Aclara, a leading supplier of smart infrastructure solutions (SIS) to electric, gas and water utilities around the world, has won a pilot deployment project by the City of Dothan, Alabama for an electricity and water advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) program.
Aclara RF Network Stands Up To Hurricane Sandy
When the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) implemented a STAR® network system to read meters for its nine million customers, it never expected that the benefits of the system would extend beyond simple meter reading.
Oregon City Improves Customer Service With Aclara RF Network
The Water Department in the City of Redmond, which serves approximately 28,000 residents, needed to streamline its process of collecting meter reads to save costs and improve data integrity.
Using Analytics To Reduce Apparent And Real Water Loss
Water loss control can be challenging, confusing, and time-consuming. Effective water loss control requires a multi-step process, including water audit (also referred to as a water balance), component analysis and intervention.
3 Steps To Scare Off Non-Revenue Water Loss
This is the time of the year for ghouls, goblins, and things that go bump in the night. Of all the scary things that your water utility might confront on all hallows ‘eve, however, the most chilling might be unforeseen non-revenue water losses from leaks, theft or meter inaccuracies.
Early Leak Detection Made Simple With Underground Acoustic Leak-Detection
In 2017, Orlando residents saw firsthand the negative effects of what could happen when a construction crew caused a major water main break downtown. Not only did the leak become an inconvenience for the city, but it also was expensive to repair.