Itasca-Mantrap has made a significant investment in our infrastructure by purchasing a new advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) system. Modernizing our equipment and communication capabilities is essential to maintaining the quality and service our members have come to expect. We are investing in new equipment, including advanced meters. The new meters will help us respond more quickly to outages, resulting in shorter restoration times. They will also provide better tracking of momentary outages, helping us to address your power concerns. The meters will give you the information you need to use energy wisely. Itasca-Mantrap plans to begin installing AMI equipment in the fall of 2021.
AMI System Benefits:
Improved Reliability. Two-way communication with the AMI meters will enhance Itasca-Mantrap’s outage management system by narrowing the location of outages more quickly.
Improved Power Quality. The AMI system will report variances in voltage and other line conditions that will help Itasca-Mantrap maintain a more reliable power distribution system.
Improved Member Service. The AMI system will allow Itasca-Mantrap to offer more timely information regarding their energy consumption, allowing members to make wise decisions about how they use energy.
Improved Internal Business Processes. The new AMI system will allow Itasca-Mantrap to refine and manage the internal engineering portion of our business, such as line loss, transformer loading, voltage readings, etc.