Jolt Consulting Group helps utilities achieve excellence by providing the a range of business and IT services tailored to the challenges facing utilities. We bring a wealth of experience helping organizations define and deploy AMI strategies, OMS/GIS platforms, CIS technologies, mobile solutions for your field staff, mobile workforce management, and asset management. With a proven track record in helping the world’s leading utility companies, Jolt Consulting Group consultants are ready to help your organization achieve success in a number of areas, including operational efficiency, technology evaluation, selection and deployment, and change management.
Jolt Consulting Group staff have extensive experience in the utility industry derived from working with organizations such as Laclede Gas, Florida Power & Light, Nova Scotia Power, Singapore Power and Louisville Water. In addition, we have developed a focused set of offerings for support of automated metering infrastructure (AMI) as detailed below.
Automated Metering Infrastructure Services
Deploying Automated Metering Infrastructure (AMI) as part of an overall smart-grid initiative is a complex and challenging process. There are myriad of business and technology decisions you must make, each with their own consequences on your strategy for AMI deployment. Our smart grid experts provide the guidance necessary to help articulate your vision, create a technology roadmap that will serve as a blueprint for future activities, and aid in crafting system requirements specific to your business.
Today’s AMI solutions go well beyond basic meter reading functions where a single register read is provided to the billing system each month. Integration with Meter Data Management (MDM), Outage Management Systems (OMS) and other distribution technologies is now the norm. Our consultants can help you with everything from your overall integration strategy to the tactical deployment of individual integration points.
Inevitably, deploying AMI will require significant changes within your operations in order to fully realize the potential benefits to your organization. We provide the guidance necessary to proactively define and implement change management plans in order to maximize financial, operational and cultural returns within your enterprise. As part of the change program we will guide you in the creation of the information technology (IT) plan, including back office and telecommunications infrastructure requirements, necessary to support the deployment of AMI.
Finally, we will assist you in devising the implementation plan of your chosen infrastructure. Beginning with use case definition and test scenarios, we will ensure that all elements of your vision are considered prior to ever engaging with a vendor or deploying technology and that they function as designed both independently and more importantly in an integrated fashion.