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Woodruff Electric Advanced Metering Infrastructure Project

June 2014
U.S. Department of Energy
SGIG, Woodruff Electric, AMI, Advanced Metering Infrastructure, PLC

Woodruff Electric Cooperatives (Woodruffs) advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) project deployed 14,900 two-way communicating smart meters to all of its residential customers and select commercial customers. The communications infrastructure includes a meter communications network using power line carrier (PLC) technology between the meters and substations and an Internet protocol-based fiber backhaul between the substations and the AMI head-end system. Woodruff has enabled remote connect/disconnect and tamper detection functionality through the AMI system.