Duck River Electric Membership Corp. (DREMC) is the fourth largest electric cooperative in Tennessee, serving approximately 71,000 members. Among the top 5% of electric cooperatives in the United States, Duck River Electric came to AT&T to upgrade its smart grid infrastructure, reduce operational costs, and improve customer service.
The key components of the AT&T Smart Grid solution for Duck River Electric include:
- Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) for electric meters, which enables wireless communication of up to date information on electricity consumption and voltage. The devices send notifications when electricity is lost or voltage levels are abnormal, and allow DREMC to take immediate action.
- Meter Data Management for managing the new information from smart grid devices, such as smart meters, sensors, and the supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system, allowing DREMC to increase service reliability and provide new services like prepaid electricity to members.
- Professional and project management services that integrate all solution components.