Advanced Metering Infrastructure Modernization

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Advanced Metering Infrastructure Modernization2019-07-15T21:51:45+00:00

Project Description

Project

AMI Communication Network Design

Location

Southwest Indiana

Background

Our client, a major provider of electrical and gas services in Indiana, was expanding their Data Transmission Network by adding connected grid routers (CGRs) to their poles and requested assistance designing the new pole locations.

Challenges

One of the installation locations placed the pole in a customer’s front yard, and they called to complain and request relocation. In addition, the client’s project team changed mid-way through the project.

Solutions

EN Engineering provided design services to help a client expand their data transmission network. The project team surveyed and designed 41 connected grid routers (CGRs) on utility poles. Since the client was adding poles outside for their electric service territory, EN Engineering served as the interface between the client and three different electric utilities to secure permits and new power drops. After surveying the route to determine appropriate locations for the CGRs, the team used GPS technology to identify and map the installation locations. Designs for each CGR were created, and the team worked to obtain right of way, city/county permits, and identify the utility company that would supply service to each location.

The team worked with the unhappy residential customer to resolve the problematic pole installation location and ensured they were satisfied with the new location. In addition, the client’s team changed mid-way through the project, so the EN Engineering team met with the new staff and provided a detailed briefing to bring them up to speed and alleviate any potential delays.

“The EN Engineering team mitigated the potentially long lead time by making adjustments to the scope.”

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