2 An American Success Story Over 150 Years in the Utility BusinessFortune 1000 Company1.4B Annual Revenues5,300 EmployeesThe Leading Manufacturer of Water Infrastructure and Flow Control Products and Services
3 What is AMI?Advanced Metering Infrastructure, is the complete automation of the process of determining how much electricity has been used by the customer for any time period and producing a bill to the customer for that usage.
4 How The Process Works It all begins with power useage… RF-Thermostat 900 MHz RFElectric MeterElectric Meter with Under the Glass (MIU-LF) Gateway to RF-ThermostatLoad Management/Energy Conservation900 MHz RFElectric Meter
5 GSM/GPRS/Broadband/ Private network How The Process WorksUsage data is communicated to the collector and Internet…NC (Collector)GSM/GPRS/Broadband/ Private network
6 How The Process WorksUsage data is then communicated to utility host serverUtility Host Server
7 How The Process Works Utility host server communicates data to Third Party Billing software, Cell Phones/PDAs and the web user Interface.Utility Host ServerThird party billing softwareWeb user interfaceCell phone/PDA
8 GSM/GPRS/Broadband/ Private network How The Process WorksNC (Collector)GSM/GPRS/Broadband/ Private networkRF-Thermostat900 MHz RFElectric MeterElectric Meter with Under the Glass (MIU-LF) Gateway to RF-ThermostatUtility Host ServerThird party billing softwareLoad Management/Energy ConservationRF-Thermostat900 MHz RFElectric MeterCell phone/PDAWeb user interface
14 Mi.Net System Components Mi.Node-EIntegrated Into Meters From Landis+GyrIntegration Into Focus, S4E, and Focus AX In DevelopmentFeaturesTamper Detection & NotificationPower Outage Detection/Restoration with Automatic NotificationLoad Profiling, Demand, & TOU Calculations w/Integral ClockPower Quality Monitoring – Line Voltage, Blink Count, Outage CountConsumption Measurements - +kWh, -kWh, Net kWh, & Added kWhNon-Volatile Data Storage, 45DTwo Way Communication
15 Mi.Net System Components Mi.Node-WSoft disconnectAlarms, and alertsLeak detectionRevenue protection and fraud detectionWeb access for consumers, etcMeter Right-SizingOne Way CommunicationHot RodMi.NodeTwo Way CommunicationLithium battery has 20 year lifeMi.NodeMi.NodeMi.NodeMi.Gate
16 Mi.Net System Components Mi.Gate — Central and Communication ModulePower120 volts AC10W idle15W activeor12 volt DC solar powerCommunicationCell, Ethernet, Wi-Fi or RadioSize and Weight7” x 10” x 3”2.5 Lbs.
17 Mesh Networking Engineered routes between nodes Nodes can all connect to each other via multiple hopsSelf-healing = very reliable
18 Star NetworkingIn a star network environment, communication signals are transmitted from each meter to the receiver and then to the utility.
19 Mesh or Star Technology – Mi.Net is both 900 MHz Radio TechnologyStable technologyBattery backup
20 Mi.Net System Components Mi.Host — Host server where all the information is processed120 volts AC
21 Host Server and user Interface Mi.HostWindows SQL ServerOn-demand Two-way ReadingHosted or Utility Owned Options
22 Host Server and user Interface Mi.HostWindows SQL ServerOn-demand Two-way ReadingHosted or Utility Owned OptionsConsumption ProfilingLeak Detection ReportsMeter Tampering Reports
23 Host Server and user Interface Mi.HostWindows SQL ServerOn-demand Two-way ReadingHosted or Utility Owned OptionsConsumption ProfilingLeak Detection ReportsMeter Tampering ReportsGIS Routing tools and Outage ManagementTime of Use (TOU) billingTransfers Appropriate Billing Data
24 Host Server and user Interface Mi.HostWindows SQL ServerOn-demand Two-way ReadingHosted or Utility Owned OptionsConsumption ProfilingLeak Detection ReportsMeter Tampering ReportsGIS Routing tools and Outage ManagementTime of Use (TOU) billingTransfers Appropriate Billing DataCustomer Account AccessReal-time and SMS MessagesTemperature and Precipitation Data
35 Hosting Provides a carefree experience Eliminates Capital investment costs for Host Server hardwareUpfront software costsTasks associated with the host serverTown need to monitor & manager daily operation of the systemProvides a carefree experience
36 Benefits of Core Functionality Re-deploy Meter Reader resourcesReduce Meter Reader vehicle expenseEliminate lost time accidentsReduce clerical billing expenseReduce meter reading/billing errors
37 Additional Benefits Obtainable On-demand meter readingsDetect meter tamperingDetect meter theftDetect customer outage and durationRemotely reconfigure meter
38 Benefits Beyond metering Monitor customer and system loadingReal time loading of distribution equipmentDetect customer-owned generation backfeed into utilityEnable logging of power quality dataCorrelate load demand with ambient weather conditionsAllow use of advanced tariffs (TOU)
39 Benefits for the Consumer Provide real-time electricity pricingOption to allow demand response with associated cost savingAllow totalization of physically remote locations into one billOpens up various tariff options
40 Information AccessWeb access of meter data by:UtilityCustomer
41 Empowering Consumers and Utility Personnel PCCell PhonePDA
42 Enterprise Resource management Customer AccessRemote ThermostatHome DisplaySmart MetersElectric, Water, GasResidentialC & ISupport for ISO DRCertified Vendor for ISO-NECarried over to NY ISOMaintenance, OperationPower Outage ManagementTamper DetectionRemote Hard DisconnectRemote Soft DisconnectTransformer LoadingEnergy ManagementRemote control of ThermostatRemote Control of any LoadBilling ServicesSupport for existing Billing SystemRate, TOU, DemandVirtual MeteringEnterprise Resource ManagementCustomer Information SystemGlobal Information SystemMeter, Transformer
44 Improve Customer Relations I called one of our Selectmen after his use was picked out by our variance report.Was able to give specific hours with high useBlamed us firstBlamed kids secondBlamed wife thirdAfter we had the first snow of the year,I called him the next morning and told himthat his use remained low that nightHe realized that it was his engine block heatersfrom trucks that had previously been garagedat another location
45 Improve Customer Relations Last month high bill complaintWent into his history and asked — what did you begin doing at 10:00 on January 20th?You could see by the look on his face that he knew what the problem was. He left, then called back a few hours later to see if his use had returned to normal.
46 Pilot Project What is it? Why do it? Test drive before you buy. 20 Electric meters & Mi.Nodes20 Water meters & Mi.Nodes1 CollectorHosted Data CollectionPractice use of our SoftwareWhy do it? Test drive before you buy.Gain operational experience with a real AMI systemGet comfort with our software & user interfaceDemonstrate Mi.Net/WiFi compatibilityGain confidence on our communications schemeMeter-Radio-Collector-Host-YOU
47 Migration Path – Hybrid Solution Water AMI (1-way instead of AMI (2-way)Electric AMI (2-way)Water data jumps from water meter…to electric meter…then to collector…then to server (host)Pro — cost savings on water radio moduleCon — reduced feature set for water customers
48 Pop Quiz What do the following have in common? • Last • Fast• Week • Weak• Next • Text• Home • RomeOne LETTER difference, but VERY different meanings
50 Lower Cost Hybrid AMI System AMR Module (Hot Rod) able to communicate with Mi.Node Electric RadioClear Migration Path to AMIAllows for “Hybrid” InstallationsOffers Lower Cost Full AMI One Way/ Two Way Deployment
51 Our ExperienceWater MeteringAMR SystemsElectric MeteringAMI SystemsOur products are deployed in thousands of water and electric utilitiesWe have shipped hundreds of thousands of AMR radiosOur Service Division has installed numerous AMR/AMI systems across the U.S.