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Newport Utilities AMI Project
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Lead Organization:
Newport Utilities
HQ Location:
Newport, Tennessee
Project Contact Information:

170 Cope Boulevard
Newport, TN 37821-2870
Phone: 423-625-2800
Fax:, , 423-623-5767

Project URL:
Project Summary:

Newport Utilities, a community owned electric & water utility company, serves 20,000 electric customers in the eastern Tennessee area. Newport Utilities started its investigation on implementation of AMI technologies in 2005 [1, 2]. Newport uses Tantalus Utility Network‘s (TUNet) 900 MHz Local Area Network and 220 MHz Wide Area Network for providing two-way communication coverage over 95% of its service area [1, 2]; and chose GE I-210 solid state meters for their electricity metering. The utility’s AMI system provides outage reporting, remote connect/disconnect and real time access to customer data [1]. Originally, the project planned to be finished in four years. However it is expected to be ahead of the schedule [1, 3].


[1] Next Generation Power & Energy Website. URL: http://www.nextgenpe.com/article/Risky-thinking-a-good-game-plan-for-the...
[2] Tantalus.com. URL: http://www.tantalus.com/cs_newport.php
[3] Tantalus press release, Jan 2008. URL: http://www.tantalus.com/pdf/cases_studies/Newport_CS_2008.pdf