Salt River Project Agricultural Improvement and Power District

Advanced Data Acquisition and Management Program

Abstract

Salt River Project’s (SRP) Advanced Data Acquisition and Management Program project involves the installation of smart meters, supporting communication infrastructure, and the expansion of advanced electric service options for customers. Virtually all SRP customers are receiving new smart meters, which monitor electric consumption and power quality. A two-way communication system relays customer electricity data to the utility, where upgraded software platforms analyze and present the data. SRP expects the smart meters to reduce meter-reading costs and field service visits, lower vehicle emissions, and enable development of advanced electric services for customers. These services include a Web portal and expansion of existing time-of-use rates that empower the customer and enable a lower peak demand for SRP. Transformer metering is being monitored and evaluated and sub-metering is being used to assess of desert high temperatures on customer air conditioning units and energy consumption.

Contact Information

Michael Lowe 
Program Director and Principal Investigator 
Manager, Customer Services - Power 
Salt River Project 
Michael.Lowe@srpnet.com 
 
Scott Trout 
Program Manager, Federal Stimulus Program 
Salt River Project 
Scott.Trout@srpnet.com 

At-A-Glance
Recipient: Salt River Project Agricultural Improvement and Power District (Advanced Data Acquisition and Management Program)
HQ State: Arizona
NERC Region: WECC
Total Budget: $114,003,719
Federal Share: $56,859,359
 
Funding Program:
Project Type:
 
Equipment:
Targeted Benefits:
  • Reduced Meter Reading Costs
  • Reduced Operating and Maintenance Costs
  • Reduced Truck Fleet Fuel Usage
  • Reduced Greenhouse Gas and Criteria Pollutant Emissions