EL PASO – El Paso Electric (EPE) announced that it has reached an agreement with the City of El Paso and other stakeholders to begin its deployment of the Advanced Metering System (AMS).
The system will provide EPE with instant notifications when a power outage occurs without the need for customers to call, improving reliability and power restoration times.
In addition, according to the utility, the system will provide information needed to effectively incorporate more renewable resources and support transportation electrification.
Currently, EPE’s Texas service territory is the only major service area in the state without a smart metering system.
“EPE applauds the City Council’s vision of having an innovative, world-class energy sector in our region that supports our economic development goals. Across the country, AMS technology has proven its ability to improve customer service. At the same time, it allows the utility to be more efficient by improving the use of infrastructure investments,” said EPE CEO Kelly A. Tomblin.
The next step in the process is for the utility’s state regulator, the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT), to review the proposal.
Source: MEXICO-NOW Staff