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Advanced Metering Infrastructure, Multiple Indiana Military Base Locations

Location: Camp Atterbury, Edinburgh, IN and Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, Butlerville, IN
Client: US Army
Completion: 2016
Value: $4.3M

Highlights:

  • Design-Build
  • Expansion of Utility Monitoring and Control System (UMCS) at multiple buildings
  • Precise utility metering, mechanical and lighting controls
  • Multi-vendor interoperability

Role in US National Defense

Camp Atterbury and the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center (MUTC) in south-central Indiana serve as military and civilian training bases under the authority of the Indiana National Guard. Camp Atterbury opened in 1942 and continues to operate under its motto, Preparamus (We Are Ready) as a site for preparing American military personnel and civilians for service.

Scope

Advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) is an integrated system of smart meter, communications networks, and data management systems that enable two-way communication between utilities and customers. Installing AMI increases the degree of control the end-user has over utilities usage and costs. In 2011, the US Army embarked on a six-phase, five-year effort to install AMIs at multiple Base locations in Indiana. The award for each phase was reliant on the incumbent’s ability to perform each phase with high customer satisfaction. CMS was awarded all six phases of the project.

The project scope included designing and installing an AMI capable of supporting and integrating a LON-Works Meter Data Management System (MDMS) in response to new Federal mandates, DoD Executive Orders 13423 and 13514. The MDMS enables the collection of time-differentiated energy usage data from advanced meters via a network system to support desired features and functionality related to energy use management and procurement.