Serving customers using 1,654,805 kilowatt hours (kWh) of power annually in twenty communities located in western South Dakota, northern Wyoming and southeastern Montana, Black Hills Power was looking for a secure Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) backhaul solution that utilized Verizon’s cellular network. The AMI backhaul solution needed to be able to securely and reliably communicate between Elster gateway collector units in the field and the Metering Automation Server (MAS) located at the central data center.
- Deploy effective AMI solution
- Secure network communications
- Access and manage remote devices
- Address customer requirements