|Total number of customers served by utility / utilities supporting the project
|Total number of residential customers served by utility / utilities supporting the project
|Total number of commercial customers served by utility / utilities supporting the project
|Total number of industrial customers served by utility / utilities supporting the project
|Total number of AMI smart meters installed and operational prior to the SGIG/SGD program
|AMI smart meters installed and operational
|AMI smart meter features operational
|# of meters with feature
|AMI communication networks and data systems
|Backhaul communications description
|Hybrid Fiber Coax System owned by Algona Municipal Utilities. Fiber Optic System owned by Atlantic Municipal Utilities. Wireless mesh system reaching 5 tower location in Cedar Falls. 4 of the 5 towers have backhaul over fiber to CFU's office facility. 1 tower backhaul is via microwave communication GPRS cellular technology is being used by Maquoketa
|Meter communications network
|Algona Municipal Utilities will initially read meters utilizing the unlicensed 900 Mhz spectrum to collect data with the Tantalus TUNet system to obtain interval data, outage detection and restoration notices, voltage alarms (high and low), voltage profiling, blink counts, voltage per phase (polyphase), and other power quality information from electric meters installed with TUNet modules. The TUNet System will also read all water meters installed with the 100W ERT. Once 50% of the meters have been upgraded Algona Municipal Utilities will then utilizes the Itron Centron electric meter with a wireless Mesh network (unlicensed 900 Mhz) to send data to geographically located collectors. The meter data will be sent to Algona Municipal Utilities using the the Tantalus TUNet meter data collection using wireless communications to collect granular meter data and will use the existing Hybrid Fiber Coax communications infrastructure owned by the utility for backhaul communications. Two-way communications to the meter and time synchronized interval data collection provide advanced data collection capabilities for increases in operational efficiencies, enhanced levels of customer service and improvements in system integrity. Maquoketa is using 900 MHz shared spectrum frequency hopping
|Head end server
|Tantalus Tunet System is being utilized by Algona, Atlantic, and Cedar Falls. Cedar Falls will have an interface to Oracle CC&B Billing System. Maquoketa is using a server based system.
|Meter data analysis system
|Tantalus Tunet Control Center in Algona, Atlantic, and Cedar Falls. Server based system in Maquoketa.
|Other IT systems and applications
|Web portal deployed and operational
|Customers with access to web portal
|Customers enrolled in web portal
|The web portal was undergoing development through March 31, 2011. The web portal is through Cannon's Yukon software. It will give customers the ability to change their thermostat settings online. As of mid-April 2011, it is operational.
|Customer systems installed and operational
|Communication networks and home area networks
|In home displays
|Energy management device
|Direct load control devices
|Cooper Load Control Switches are being installed in residential and commercial applications. The switches are sent signals through paging technology in order to cycle air conditioners and control water heaters.
|Programmable communicating thermostats
|Honeywell Utility Pro Thermostats are being installed in both residential and commercial utilities. These thermostats are sent signals through paging technology in order to raise the temperature (at a maximum of two degrees over the customer's setpoint) at each installation location during a load control event.
* In some circumstances, costs are incurred before devices are installed resulting in a reported cost where the quantity is zero.
* All dollar figures are the total cost, which is the sum of the federal investment and cost share of the recipient (the recipient cost share must be at least 50% of the total overall project cost).
** In some cases the number of entities reporting is greater than the total number of projects funded by the Recovery Act because some projects have multiple sub-projects that report data. View list of sub-projects.