AT&T takes integration lead for co-op smart metering project


By: SGN Staff

Quick Take: Smart Grid News doesn't reprint each and every press release that comes by. We try to "curate" the flow to select only those announcements that illustrate a key trend. With that in mind, here's a release that might otherwise go unnoticed. After all, it's for just 8,000 smart meters.


But notice these two things: 1) The meters will be connected directly to the cellular network and 2) AT&T is providing not just the connectivity, but full systems integration including advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), meter data management and other smart grid applications.


In case you hadn't noticed, the smart grid sector has some serious new systems integration contenders with names like Verizon and AT&T. - Jesse Berst


AT&T becomes Duck River Electric's central technology provider with comprehensive smart grid package


Duck River Electric Membership Corporation (DREMC) is taking an innovative approach to upgrade their smart grid infrastructure.  The utility company is making available new services to their members by implementing advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), smart grid meter data management and other smart grid applications from AT&T*.


Duck River Electric  is the fourth largest electric cooperative in Tennessee, serving approximately 71,000 members.  Among the top 5% of electric cooperatives in the United States, Duck River Electric came to AT&T to upgrade their smart grid infrastructure, reduce operational costs and improve customer service.

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