Consumers Power Inc., a rural electricity co-operative based in Oregon, has recently completed full deployment of the Hunt Technologies PLC AMR Turtle® system. The utility began deploying AMR in 1998 to remote rural areas, and last year installed Turtle endpoints to complete all its residential and small commercial accounts. The remaining step is to finish installation of AMR-equipped three-phase meters at irrigation wells and large commercial accounts.

The system provides daily meter reads, and the utility is also expecting it to improve efficiencies in other ways – in particular the ability to perform remote disconnects/reconnects.