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Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) is a system of newer digital meters, often referred to as smart meters. Wheat Belt is in year four of a five-year plan to change out over 5,000 meters to our new AMI system. Our technicians are currently changing meters in the Lodgepole to Big Springs area.
This project is expected to be completed by the end of 2022.
Each year, Wheat Belt Public Power District contracts with a power pole inspection company to test utility poles in our service territory. Depending on the area, crews may have pickups, 4-wheelers, or heavy machinery that are not marked with Wheat Belt signage.
We test to check the integrity of the pole and to improve the life span of the pole by properly treating the poles before they decay; poles are a large capital investment; therefore, we work hard to extend the life of every pole.
When trees interfere with power lines, they become safety hazards and are a common cause of outages and can start fires. We clear areas in our service territory, known as rights of way. Wheat Belt contracts with a tree service each year to do a section of our system. Their trucks are marked with Wheat Belt signage.
Keeping power lines clear of tree limbs helps restore power more quickly, reduces unexpected costs for repairs and keeps crews, customers and members of our community safe.