Advanced AMR technology for Hickam Air Force Base


Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A. — (METERING.COM) — September 7, 2007 – Hickam Air Force Base has selected a wireless to Internet energy management and control system to monitor energy usage for its housing and facilities buildings. The system is supplied by Advanced AMR Technologies (AAT) and provides remote end-point monitoring via a wireless mesh network without monthly communication costs.

With 220 buildings covering close to 5 square miles, Hickam Air force Base (HAFB) is home to the 15th Airlift Wing, Hawaii Air National Guard and PACAF Headquarters. For many years the 15th Civil Engineering Squadron (CES) has been searching for an automatic meter reading (AMR) system to read the electric meters on base. After considering other options, Hickam’s CES enlisted the services of John Lichti from PL Group (PLG) to perform the meter system installation using AAT products. PLG is a certified sales partner for AAT, a provider of wireless AMR and energy management solutions.

All options needed to meet the specific criteria set forth by the Department of Defense (DoD) Directive 4170.11 dated November 22, 2005 which states that by the year 2012, electricity, natural gas and water must all be metered with interval reading capabilities for all appropriate facilities. According to Lichti, the AAT system meets all the requirements set forth by the directives and will be completed long before the 2012 deadline.