Key Projects

Advanced Metering Program (AMP)

Grant PUD will enhance power meters across the county so they can be read, started and stopped remotely. This program will reach completion in 2019 and help us drive efficiency, keep prices low, and provide more responsive customer service.

AMP Benefits

The manual operation of our 50,000 existing meters requires Grant PUD employees to make at least one in-person visit to every business and residence across the county, month after month, year after year.

With advanced metering, Grant County PUD will be able to read data generated by any meter in our county—all without leaving the office. We’ll save money by gaining efficiency, and pass those savings on to our customers. AMP will also give us the ability to better identify and respond to outages. If an outage occurs, our advanced meters will help us locate the problem and restore power more quickly.

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    Timely Turn On’s/Off’s

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    Reduced Operating Costs

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    Enhanced Privacy

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    Remote Meter Reading

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    Energy Theft Prevention

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    Improved Outage Response

We expect the project to pay for itself in just six years. Over a 10-year period, we estimate that advanced metering will result in a cumulative savings of $35.6 million—an excellent return on investment that will enable us to keep providing low-cost energy to our customers.

AMP by the Numbers

$14.9m

investment over 3 years

6 years

after completion, the project will have paid for itself

50,000+

meters will be enhanced throughout Grant County

$35.6m

in estimated cumulative savings over 10 years

Project Schedule

Our transition to advanced metering began in the Moses Lake area in September of 2017. We have expanded south to Warden and north to Grand Coulee, followed by a westward push to the Mattawa and Royal slopes, before heading north to the Quincy Valley, Ephrata, Soap Lake areas and finishing in the Coulee City region. We expect to achieve full adoption of advanced metering technology across Grant County in 2019.

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Advanced Metering FAQs

When will this change occur?

Our transition to advanced metering began in the Moses Lake area in September of 2017. We've now expand south to Warden and north in Grand Coulee, followed by a westward push to the Mattawa and Royal Slopes and are heading north to the Quincy Valley, Ephrata, Soap Lake areas and finishing in the Coulee City region. We expect to achieve full adoption of advanced metering technology across Grant County in 2019.

How much will this technology cost?
How will this affect my monthly bill?
Do these new meters make it easier for someone to steal power from me?
Are the new meters safe?
Will my data remain private?
Do I have the option to continue having my meter read manually?
What kind of radio signal is used?

Resources

Project Contact

GRANT PUD CUSTOMER SERVICE

1-800-422-3199

customerservice@gcpud.org

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