Presentation on theme: "Deployed AMI Value – Real World Examples Scott Durham Vice President, Strategic Accounts Elster Integrated Solutions."— Presentation transcript:
Deployed AMI Value – Real World Examples Scott Durham Vice President, Strategic Accounts Elster Integrated Solutions
Elster: The global leader in metering solutions 170 years of experience providing solutions for Electric, Water, and Gas utilities Over $1.8Billion in annual revenue 200 Million meters installed The largest provider of metering systems in the world – Names you know American Meter – Gas – Now Elster American Meter ABB Electric Meters – Now Elster Electricity AMCO Water Meters – Now Elster AMCO Water A leader in 115 markets and 38 countries $35Billion in assets 9,000 Worldwide employees Energy Axis – Complete electric, gas, water AMI system - Over 1 Million Smart Meters Deployed Raleigh, North Carolina, Headquarters of Elster Integrated Solutions and Center of Excellence for AMI/AMR Technologies
Functionality% responses Theft Detection52% Outage Monitoring32% Customer Energy Management26% Remote Disconnect23% Revenue Assurance23% Load Forecasting19% Time of Use (Residential)16% Time of Use (Commercial)16% Load Control13% Demand Response10% Asset Monitoring/Distribution Automation 6% Distribution Generation3% Leak Detection3% AMI top functional choices, market comments… Chartwell 2006 Industry Report 2007 Planning, development, test… 2008 $$$ $$$$
Energy Axis Network Showing Repeater Levels Active Collecto r All 227 REX meters registered using 7 hops (6 Repeater levels) Alternate Collectors All 227 REX meters registered using 5 hops (4 Repeater levels) Active Collecto r 4000 ft ft.
Demonstrated Demand Response… Applications: In-Home displays Thermostat control Load Control Integrated Prepay Open and Interoperable with multiple 3 rd party vendors: Riga Thermostat Riga Appliance Control Module Riga 4C Energy Solutions 2.4 GHz EnergyAxis 900 Mhz Radio Blueline 433 MHz
Payback - EnergyAxis Remote Disconnect… Fully integrated 200A disconnect switch No visual equipment signifying disconnect capability…meets regulatory non-discrimination requirement Available demand limiting threshold Monitors load side voltage for safety and tampering Alerts via MAS if there is load side voltage when switch is open Integration with Prepayment metering Designed for safety Switch will not be closed if load side voltage is detected Leading the market in integrated disconnect deployment
AMI Business Case All values based on customer test deployment Planned 175,000 Electric Meter Deployment, 40,000 with Disconnect Feature IRR53.49% Payback1.65 Years Total Capital Investment $ 23,984,975 Average Yearly Savings/Cash Flow $ 14,560,322 7-Year Calculated Savings$101,922,253 AMI will reduce meter reading cost, charge offs, past due accts, theft, field service orders and increase responsiveness, cash flow and revenue while reading 99+% of meters every day.
AMI Business Case Savings Not Included in the Analysis TOU and/or load profiling Reduction in estimated billing Reduction in retraining meter readers Reductions from inflation & population growth Reduction in injuries to meter readers A new one…the benefit of redirecting meter readers to collection The benefit of DR capability… The benefit of outage management/analysis…
Customer Experience SRP – Phoenix, AZ AMI in areas that have a high volume of service calls. 10k/mo., nearly 200k smart meters installed 90,000 remote disconnect meters Over 150,000 remote service calls since system installed. Completing over 1,000 remote disconnect/connects per week
Reduce meter reading costs. Identifying outages and leaks. Monitoring conservation. Improve customer service. Hourly water usage profile, water usage billed at tiered rate. Pole mounted repeaters for water only areas F’burg is a GREAT town… Fredericksburg, TX – AMI rollout for electric and water Customer Experience
AVEC - AK Alaska Village Electric Cooperative uses AMI to read meters in remote villages. Villages are several hundreds of miles away and are not accessible in the winter. It is impossible to manually read meters in the winter. Meters are read remotely from office in Anchorage, Alaska. AVEC is able to localize and react to power outages. Customer Experience
CFE Fully integrated CIS generates disconnect/connect actions Greatly enhanced safety for employees Significant revenue assurance improvement, theft losses down Many meters not accessible Reading meters in mountainous area via satellite phone Customer Experience
High Rise Applications Controlled Access High Transient Rates 300 Electric Meters 300 Water Meters 300 Chilled Water Meters Mesh communicates between floors All read every day… Solaire Tower in Orlando Customer Experience
Coalition of Large Distributors (CLD) went through a lengthy procurement process in 2006 Toronto Hydro, Hydro Ottawa, Enersource, Horizon Utilities, PowerStream, Veridian Selected 5 Vendors of Record Each utility then selected a supplier and negotiated a contract Elster signed contracts with 5 of the CLD utilities 2 ASP’s have Energy Axis systems installed o ffering reading services 230k Energy Axis smart meters delivered in 2006 Delivery at a rate of 40-50k per month in 2007 Expect to deliver 500 – 800k in 2008 Elster in Ontario