AMI Fact Book 4Q 2009

This report is a catalog of current and future AMI and smart meter deployments in the U.S. It includes profiles of utilities, government agencies, and private organizations influencing the development and use of Smart Grid systems. It also includes specific data on current utility activities, the role of Retail Electric Providers (REPs), including a summary of utility marketing strategies, smart meter deployments and plans, the number of residential customers covered, and the types of meters and technologies implemented. Detailed data are provided in a separate Excel file for more than 2,000 utilities for review and analysis.

“Driven by the need to control rising costs and manage power more efficiently, utilities and government organizations are taking concrete steps to establish a smart grid and deploy residential energy management programs,” said Bill Ablondi, director, home systems research, Parks Associates. “This report is a comprehensive snapshot of the current status and activities of utilities throughout the U.S. and provides solid data on the capabilities they are enabling and the technologies they are implementing.”

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AMI Fact Book 4Q 2009 Update - Volume I (Utility, Agency and Organization Profiles)

1.0   Introduction

1.1 Definition of AMI/Smart Meter

1.2 The AMI Fact Book Volume II

1.3 Summary of Key Findings

2.0   Background information on AMI Deployments

2.1 Smart Grid Stimulus Funding

2.2 Technology Primer

BPL (Broadband over Power Line)

DSL (Digital Subscriber Line)

Cable (Fiber optic)




Low Power Radio

Tower Based Radio Signal



HomePlug AV


Command & Control (C&C)

Insteon (SmartLabs)

LonWorks (Echelon)



2.3 Smart Grid Marketing

2.4 Electricity Deregulation and Retail Electric Providers

3.0   Governmental Agencies and Organizations Influencing Smart Grid Deployment

3.1 California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)

3.2 Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

3.3 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

3.4 GridWise Architecture Council (GWAC)

3.5 National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC)

3.6 National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

3.7 Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT)

4.0   Utility Profiles

4.1 Utility Profiles: Summaries

4.2 Selected Utilities

Allegheny Power

Ameren IL

Baltimore Gas & Electric Company

Black Hills Corp

Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation

Central Lincoln People’s Utility District

Cobb Electric Membership Corporation

CPS Energy

Denton County Electric Cooperative d/b/a CoServ Electric


Dominion Resources, Inc.

Entergy New Orleans, Inc

Electric Power Board of Chattanooga (EPB)

First Electric Cooperative Corporation

Hawaiian Electric Company

Holland Board of Public Works

Indianapolis Power and Light Company

Lafayette Consolidated Government, LA

Magic Valley Electric Cooperative

Mississippi Power

Modesto Irrigation District (PUD)

Philadelphia Electric Company (PECO)

Potomac Electric Power Company (PEPCO)

Progress Energy

Rappahannock Electric Cooperative

Sacramento Municipal Utility District

San Diego Gas & Electric

Santee Cooper - South Carolina Public Service Authority

Sioux Valley Southwestern Electric Cooperative, Inc.

Snapping Shoals Electric Membership Cooperative

South Central Power Co.

South Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation

South Mississippi Electric Power Association (SEMPA)

City of Springfield Water, Power and Light, IL

Talquin Electric Cooperative, Inc.

Vermont Transco, LLC dba Vermont Electric Cooperative

Woodruff Electric

Your Own Utilities (Local Utility Company)

4.3 Utility Profiles

4.3.1    AEP

4.3.2    Alabama Power

4.3.3    Alliant Energy

4.3.4    Arizona Public Service (APS)

4.3.5    Austin Energy

4.3.6    Bluebonnet Electric

4.3.7    Burbank Water and Power

4.3.8    CenterPoint Energy, Inc.

4.3.9    Cleco Power LLC

4.3.10  Commonwealth Edison (ComEd)

4.3.11  Duke Energy

4.3.12  Florida Power and Light Company (FPL)

4.3.13  City of Fort Collins Electric Utility

4.3.14  Georgia Power

4.3.15  Glendale Water and Power (GWP)

4.3.16  Gulf Power

4.3.17  Idaho Power

4.3.18  Kansas City Power & Light Company (KCPL)

4.3.19  Lakeland Electric Coop

4.3.20  Los Angeles Department for Water and Power (LADWP)

4.3.21  Lee County Electric Cooperative (LCEC)

4.3.22  City of Naperville Electric Utility

4.3.23  Oklahoma Gas & Electric (OGE)

4.3.24  Oncor

4.3.25  Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E)

4.3.26  Pedernales Electric Cooperative

4.3.27  Portland General Electric (PGE)

4.3.28  PPL Electric Utilities

4.3.29  Salt River Project (SRP)

4.3.30  City of San Marcos Electric Utility

4.3.31  Southern California Edison (SCE)

4.3.32  Spanish Fork Electric Utility

4.3.33  Westar Energy

4.3.34  Xcel Energy SmartGridCity

5.0   Smart Meter Forecast

6.0   Notes on Methodology

6.1 Data Sources

7.0   Appendices

7.1 Appendix A: Funding Criteria

7.2 Appendix B: Acronyms

7.3 Appendix C: Glossary

AMI Fact Book 4Q 2009 Update - Volume II Master Spreadsheet (Excel)

AMI meter deployment summary

Appendix A: Acronyms

Appendix B: Glossary


Smart Meter Forecast

List of Investor Owned Utilities (IOUs)

List of Utility Cooperatives (Co-ops)

List of Municipally Owned Utilities (Munis)

Other types of utilities

Utilities deploying Capacity Market programs

Utilities deploying Critical Peak Pricing programs

Utilities deploying Critical Peak Rebate programs

Utilities deploying Demand Bidding programs

Utilities deploying Direct Load Control programs

Utilities deploying Emergency Demand Response programs

Utilities deploying Interruptible and Curtailable programs

Utilities deploying Real-time pricing programs

Utilities deploying Time-of-use programs

Stimulus Fund allocation
Wired Backhaul Communication Networks
Wireless Backhaul Communication Networks
HAN Communications and Control Technologies
Sources used for learning about electric programs
States in Blue indicate deregulated electric markets
AMI Meter Penetration by Type of Utility (updated Dec’09)
Summaries of Smart Meter Deployments and Trials
Households with AMI Capable Meters

Publish Date: 1Q 2010

Pages: 208

Authored By:
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Executive Editor: Tricia Parks
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© March 2010 2009 Parks Associates
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