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MY AMI METER

AMI meters are part of an integrated system designed to make us smarter together. Powered by secure, two-way communications between your new meter and Inland Power, you'll be able to better monitor and manage your energy usage – and we'll be able to improve the safety, reliability, and efficiency of energy delivery for all of our customers.

Your AMI meter allows you to have more timely information at your fingertips. That means you can better manage your energy dollars. 

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BENEFITS OF AMI METERS

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You'll get information at your fingertips.

Online access to charts and graphs will give you more insight into the energy you use.

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You'll have more control over your energy dollar.

It's more personalized information, which means you'll have the ability to better manage your monthly bill.

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We'll be even more responsive.

Since AMI meters communicate directly with Inland Power, we'll be able to detect - and restore - power outages even more quickly.

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You'll receive more personalized service.

Our representatives will have more information available to provide solutions unique to your specific needs.

Inland Power partnered with Tantalus to bring this service to you. Tantalus is a communications system that involves two parts. The first part allows Inland Power to have communications from the Spokane office to the tower/collector through and RF signal path.

 

The second part provides a communication link from the electric meter to the tower/collector. These two parts work together to provide a signal path which sends meter readings to Inland Power headquarters within seconds.  

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Included below is a comparison of everyday items that carry an RF signal compared to the Tantalus digital meter system Inland Power implemented.

Your AMI meter allows you to have more timely information at your fingertips. That means you can better manage your energy dollars. 

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  • Who is responsible for calling in the locates?
    Inland will call in locates when we are installing poles and when it is necessary to expose our underground line in order to install an additional piece of equipment. All other locates are the responsibility of the person excavating the property. If you have a contractor digging your ditch, they will be responsible for calling in the locate. To get a locate, phone 811 or 800-424-5555 in Washington and 800-626-4950 in Idaho or the phone number listed in the front of the phone book for your service area. To submit a request through the internet go to www.callbeforeyoudig.org. This is a free service to homeowners.
  • How long would it take to get electricty to my property?
    Generally you can meet with an engineer within 5-15 working days from the time the application for new service has been received by our office. At that time, depending on the size and detail of the request, a written line extension charge is usually provided 5-10 working days after meeting with the engineer. If the extension is in excess of 1,000 feet, a line relocate or a 3-phase service request, then more time is necessary to provide a cost. Once the fees are paid along with any easements and/or permits noted on the line extension charge, the job will be released for construction. You will need to coordinate the installation of your electrical service with the Operations department. The process can take anywhere from 4 to 8 weeks depending on the detail of the request.
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