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Second Sight’s Utility Metering Division wins another Oklahoma AMI Water Meter Replacement Contract with the City of Owasso

Second Sight Systems utility metering division was awarded an AMI water meter replacement contract with the City of Owasso, OK.  Second Sight Systems will be responsible for replacing approximately 2600 existing residential water meters and replacing them with new AMI Neptune meters.  Additional Scope of Work includes the replacement of aged setters and pits in approximately 75% of the meter sites. Completion of the project is expected sometime over the summer of 2020.

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Second Sight Scores a Home Run by Winning Contracts for Water Meter and Networking Infrastructure Install as Expansion in Texas Continues

In February 2020, through a partnership with Ferguson Waterworks, Second Sight Systems Utility Metering Division was awarded an AMI water meter replacement contract for Johnson County Special Utility District in Texas near the Dallas/Ft Worth area.  The Second Sight metering team will be responsible for replacing approximately 4,000 – 5,000 existing residential water meters and replacing them with new AMI Mueller Water Meters.

In conjunction with the AMI meter deployment, the Technical Services Division of Second Sight was also contracted by Ferguson to install a portion of the Network Infrastructure System (Mueller).  Scope of Work for the wireless backhaul includes mounting of collectors, TTU’s and antenna on utility poles and water towers for both Johnson County Special Utility District and nearby Dalworthington Gardens.

About Second Sight

Second Sight Systems has been providing utility field services since 1999 and has technicians and program managers on staff with extensive experience with electric / gas / water metering along with AMR/AMI network maintenance. Second Sight is a single source provider of utility field services and network installation for AMI wireless backhaul equipment. Our expertise allows customers to reduce implementation costs and realize a quicker return on their AMI investment through an outsourced solution utilizing the Second Sight team of metering professionals and network installation specialists.

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Second Sight Partners with HJ’s Waterworks & Piping

Second Sight Systems is pleased to announce that it has entered into an exclusive partnership with HJ’s Waterworks & Piping to assist with large scale AMI water meter deployment services.  Under terms of this agreement HJ’s Waterworks and Piping will serve as an integrated meter installation team within Second Sight’s metering division.  The two parties have enjoyed a long successful track record of working together on AMI water meter / module deployments for various municipalities across the U.S.  This partnership will look to expand our collective service offerings and meter deployment capabilities to the top meter vendors in the industry and also directly to utilities who prefer an outsourced installation contractor.

HJ’s Waterworks and Piping is led by Hunter Johnson who has literally grown up in the water industry.  Hunter’s team of seasoned water meter professionals have completed projects all over the U.S. and have extensive experience with installing and maintaining small residential meters all the way up to large 8” commercial water meters.  Together with Second Sight, this strong partnership has completed projects for meter vendors including Ferguson, Eaton, Core & Main, along with various municipalities. 

About Second Sight 

Second Sight Systems has been providing utility field services since 1999 and has technicians and program managers on staff with extensive experience with electric / gas / water metering along with AMR/AMI network maintenance.  Second Sight is a single source provider of utility field services and network installation for AMI backhaul equipment.  Our expertise allows customers to reduce implementation costs and realize a quicker return on their AMI investment through an outsourced solution utilizing the Second Sight team of metering professionals. 

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Second Sight Awarded AMI Water Meter Replacement Contract with the City of Salem, MO.

  • In April 2019, Second Sight Systems was awarded an AMI water meter replacement contract with the City of Salem, MO.  Second Sight Systems will be responsible for removing 2,200 existing residential water meters and replacing them with new AMI water meters including the installation of new pit lids. The City of Salem contact adds to a growing list of Municipalities that have contracted Second Sight’s services for AMI meter installation. Leveraging our extensive expertise and resources, we provide technical field solutions for smart grid deployment and metering services. Contact us and take advantage of our experienced team of technicians to support your utility field operations!

   

 

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Second Sight Wins Tower Services Agreement with City Utilities of Springfield, MO.

  • In April 2019, Second Sight Systems was awarded a Tower Services and Maintenance contract for up to 3 years with City Utilities of Springfield, MO.  Second Sight Systems will be responsible for tower inspections, lighting, maintenance, and modification projects on any of the 8 Springfield towers. Second Sight works closely with tower owners and operators to deliver safe and complete services with highly trained expert technicians.

To learn more, or to speak with an engineer on our team, call us at 844-789-9111 or email us at info@sssrf.com. We’ll take it from there and help you get the insight and support you need.

 

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Landis & Gyr Contracts Second Sight to Service Ameren’s Network Areas

The Challenge

Landis+Gyr fills an important niche as an energy management solution provider streamlining operations and reducing costs for major regional energy providers such as Ameren (3.3 million users) and Spire (1.7 million users).

As part of their service contracts, Landis+Gyr needed a qualified Automated Meter Reading (AMR) and maintenance provider for Ameren and Spire’s Illinois and Missouri service network areas. Landis+Gyr wanted an efficient, reliable, and qualified utility contractor to handle meter data collection to be used for end user billing.  Since these services typically have implications for over-all cost reduction as well as customer service, this project became a top priority for both Landis+Gyr and their utility clients.

Scope of Work

Landis+Gyr wanted a single contractor to provide technicians for 100% of their clients’ service network area. Because technicians would regularly interact with customers on behalf of client utility companies as they collected data and performed meter maintenance, Landis+Gyr had two primary requirements:

  1. All technicians must be properly familiarized with Landis+Gyr proprietary software for AMR and AMI data collection purposes, and
  2. All technicians must maintain a professional and knowledgeable appearance as a representative of client utility companies.

The Landis+Gyr software platform provides technicians with the tools necessary to remotely collect data from meters daily. Such data, which includes historical consumer information like meter location, address, previous billing data, and previous utility notes, were integral for accurate, periodic billing efforts. If data was not collected on time, Landis+Gyr’s utility clients would miss their customer billing deadlines.

Solution

Landis+Gyr hired Second Sight Systems to provide the professionals needed to support this project.

To adequately cover the large service area maintained by Landis+Gyr clients, Second Sight’s Utility Field Services group deployed a team of experienced technicians with a fleet of professional vehicles outfitted with advanced wireless radio communication technologies.

Second Sight’s experienced team included field supervisors, dispatchers, and over 50 qualified meter technicians. These professionals are specifically cross-trained in meter reading, audits,maintenance, programming, and installation, which means they are perfectly suited to adapt to the needs of Landis+Gyr and their clients. All technicians are also specifically tested and trained to interact with the public in a professional manner, above and beyond their technical expertise.

To support that manpower, the Second Sight Utility Field Services Group mobilized a fleet vehicle for every meter technician.  Each vehicle was fitted with advanced communication technology like radio hardware, inverters, and antennas to perform accurate wireless meter reads.

Finally, to keep Landis+Gyr and Second Sight operators in sync, Second Sight proactively implemented a weekly operational review that put managers from both parties in constant contact with one another. This ensured that both companies could discuss performance, safety metrics and personnel resources as it relates to the success of the program.

Results

Second Sight technicians immediately stepped into their role with Landis+Gyr with professionalism and expertise. Both Ameren and Spire reported to Landis+Gyr that their volume of “skipped” meter reads had dropped since Second Sight had taken over operations, which resulted in more accurate monthly data collection and a reduction in billing users through estimated power usage.  These results ultimately meant that both companies could serve their customers better while at the same time reducing the utilities’ operating costs through an improvement in billing accuracy and a reduction in customer inquiries.  Most importantly, Second Sight has achieved these results while maintaining a perfect safety record. 

About Us

Founded in 1999, Second Sight Systems is a total solutions provider for utility communications and technical field services.  Our Utility Field Services team is a provider of outsourced utility field operations and metering services to help improve efficiency, productivity, and response time.  Services include AMI / AMR smart meter installation, maintenance, quality auditing, and contracted meter reading services. Our meter technicians act as an extension of our customers’ existing team in order to maximize productivity and optimize utility billing requirements.  We have extensive experience in water, gas, and electric meter and sub-metering services for utilities and commercial property managers across the U.S.

 

 

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Second Sight Notches More Meter Vendor Certifications

Second Sight can now claim to be a certified meter vendor for five of the biggest names in the industry, Honeywell, Itron, L&G, Sensus and Eaton. This impressive list is a testament to the quality and experience of our technicians, our superior safety records and our dedication to delivering projects on time and on spec for our customers. Our track record speaks for itself with the growing number of new projects slated for 2019 and beyond. Congratulations is in order to the team members of Second Sight who make this happen!

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Second Sight Attends DistribuTECH Conference

DistribuTECH is the utility industry’s leading smart grid conference and exposition, covering automation and control systems, energy efficiency, demand response, renewable energy integration, advanced metering, T&D system operation and reliability, power delivery equipment and water utility technology. This conference is extremely beneficial as it relates to the Metering and RF communications segments of Seconds Sight’s portfolio. Sr. Telecom Manager, Andrew Krekow, Regional Manager of Business Development, Tim Moore, and Regional Manager of Business Development, Randy Watson hosted several meetings, visited with strategic partners on the expo floor, and gained valuable industry insight into the future of the Utility Industry!

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Second Sight Systems wins utility metering service contract in MO, IL

Second Sight Systems, a leading provider of technical field support for electric, gas, and water utilities, is pleased to announce it has been awarded a significant metering contract with Landis+Gyr. This contract is a multi-year meter reading and maintenance project supporting the global market leader in grid solutions. This new customer engagement includes:

  • Providing AMR meter reading, maintenance, and installation services for Landis+Gyr – covering all of MO and IL for Ameren, Spire / Laclede Gas, and various other utilities. Second Sight will ensure accurate meter data collection for Landis+Gyr along with installation and maintenance of communication modules for AMR electric and gas smart meters.
SSS is perfectly positioned to help electric, gas, and water utilities get the most out of their smart meter investment.

SSS is perfectly positioned to help electric, gas, and water utilities get the most out of their smart meter investment.

How we ensure smart meter ROI for our customers

Second Sight is a nationwide provider of field solutions for the deployment of AMR / AMI smart meter projects. Partnering with Second Sight’s utility field services team allows customers to quickly mobilize and deploy smart metering investments that deliver higher revenue collection results, as opposed to going about it themselves with limited staffing resources and at a slower pace of deployment.

Expertise and a commitment to excellence enable us to tailor our technical field support to our client’s specific needs. This means that we can provide the fleet of skilled technicians to install, repair, and read meters, in addition to the strategic planning and deployment for AMR / AMI projects of any size and scale.

By using Second Sight as an extension of your field services team, utilities are able to focus on other parts of their operations, cut overhead and quickly meet the goals of the project much more efficiently.

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To learn more, or to speak with an engineer on our team, call us at 844-789-9111 or email us at info@sssrf.com. We’ll take it from there and help you get the insight and support you need.

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SSS to sponsor Synergy for Energy charitable golf tournament

SSS is a proud sponsor of Synergy for Energy charity event this June 23.

Synergy for Energy is just around the corner this June 23 in Fairview Heights, Illinois. It’s an annual golf tournament fundraiser hosted by Landis+Gyr to raise funds to support our  neighbors in need of utility bill assistance. SSS is a proud sponsor of this event, helping families warm or cool their homes when they need it the most.  To learn more about this important event, visit Synergy for Energy.