Frankfort Electric and Water Plant Board (FPB) is implementing an advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) solution to increase operational efficiencies and improve customer satisfaction.  VASS Solutions personnel are assisting FPB with the development of an AMI business case that justifies the prudent investment in this foundational smart grid infrastructure.

VASS Solutions’ personnel have significant, applicable experience in combined electric, water, storm water and waste water AMI business cases and are well qualified to help the FPB achieve a successful, complete, justifiable and timely Business Case deliverable.  VASS Solutions is applying these experiences in its work with the FPB.

VASS Solutions’ role and expertise include:

  • Supporting FPB’s strategic assessment of AMI and related technologies.
  • Identifying and valuing quantitative benefits to be realized by AMI.
  • Identifying qualitative benefits to be realized by AMI.
  • Determining the functional, technical and performance requirements required for AMI to deliver the identified AMI benefits.
  • Identifying the relevant types of AMI solutions that can deliver both the requirements and benefits.
  • Quantifying the total cost of ownership – both implementation and ongoing operational – of AMI.
  • Executing the business case model that values the payback and return on an AMI investment.
  • Developing the preliminary AMI implementation plan and identifying the potential risks and mitigations that may be experienced during implementation.

The Frankfort Plant Board provides electric, water and cable/telecom services to customers in the city of Frankfort and Franklin County, KY, and portions of Shelby and Woodford counties. The electric department serves approximately 21,400 electric customers, consisting of 17,000 residential, 4,000 commercial and 400 large power/industrial customers. The water department serves approximately 16,500 meters.

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