Navajo Tribal Utility Authority

Advanced Metering Infrastructure Project

Abstract

The Navajo Tribal Utility Authority’s (NTUA) Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) project deploys 28,000 residential smart meters and supporting communications and information technologies. The project provides automated meter reading, improved outage detection and response, power quality monitoring, and tamper detection capabilities. The communications system relays customer electricity data to NTUA, where the new meter data management system helps NTUA leverage the data to better manage peak demand, which results in reduced system-wide capacity needs, electrical losses, and operations and maintenance costs.

Contact Information

Srinivasa Venigalla, P.E.
Electrical Planning Engineer
Navajo Tribal Utility Authority
e-mail: SrinivasaV@ntua.com
 
Recipient Team Web Site:  www.ntua.com



 

 

At-A-Glance
Recipient: Navajo Tribal Utility Authority (Advanced Metering Infrastructure Project)
HQ State: Arizona
NERC Region: WECC
Total Budget: $10,611,849
Federal Share: $4,991,750
 
Funding Program:
Project Type:
 
Equipment:
Targeted Benefits:
  • Reduced Meter Reading Costs
  • Reduced Operating and Maintenance Costs
  • Improved Electric Service Reliability and Power Quality
  • Reduced Electricity Costs for Customers
  • Reduced Truck Fleet Fuel Usage
  • Reduced Greenhouse Gas and Criteria Pollutant Emissions