The City of Smithville owns and operates the City’s water/sewer and electricity utilities, including facilities related to the water/sewer and electricity services.
Through a partnership with Ameresco, the City was able to implement critical infrastructure improvements that increased revenue, reduced energy consumption and costs, improved operations and maintenance (O&M), and modernized the City’s lighting landscape.
“The AMI system Ameresco designed for the City of Smithville has fully automated our meter reading-to-billing process through a wireless mesh communication network, while providing customer access to real-time water and electricity consumption data. The annual energy savings will more than pay for the AMI system installation costs. I highly recommend any municipality considering an AMI system to utilize Ameresco for their extensive industry experience and expertise.”
– Robert Tamble
City Manager, City of Smithville
Square Feet Facility Size
(10 city facilities)
Annual Energy Savings
Reduced Annual Energy Consumption
Energy Project Size
The City of Smithville benefited from increased water, sewer, and electric utility revenue, O&M cost savings, and reduced utility costs. In addition to the monetary benefit, the project allowed the City to address outstanding operational issues.
- Automated meter reading by the AMI system eliminated estimated meter reading, addressed meter accessibility issues, and reduced billing errors
- The wireless AMI system allowed City staff to access billing data remotely through a web portal and provided customers with a web portal to view historical utility consumption data
- Replacement of the water and electric meters reduced failure risks, resulting in fewer service calls from customers to the City
- Light quality has been improved by upgrading existing street lights and high bay light fixtures with LED fixtures
Ameresco implemented water and electric meter retrofits, interior/exterior lighting retrofits, and upgraded City of Smithville facilities with the latest, energy efficient technology. The project allowed the City of Smithville to increase meter accuracy, improve light quality, reduce energy consumption, and standardize equipment to reduce O&M costs. Project measures included:
- Installation of Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI)
- Replacement of 1,745 water meters and 2,105 electric meters and integration into the AMI network
- Retrofit of 786 light fixtures and installation of 150 lighting controls at city facilities
- Upgrade of 578 street lights with new LED street light fixtures