Mohegan Sun Casino deploys Tantalus communications for AMI


Uncasville, CT and Raleigh, NC, U.S.A. — (METERING.COM) — June 4, 2013 – Mohegan Tribal Utility Authority, which serves the Mohegan Sun facility, has selected Tantalus as the exclusive smart grid communications provider for the facility.

Mohegan Sun, which utilizes more than one hundred GE polyphase meters at its casino, hotel and independently owned retail stores, will deploy the Tantalus Utility Network (TUNet®) for real time meter reading via a high performance fiber backbone. Mohegan Sun joins a small number of casinos around the world to deploy a fully operational, independent smart grid solution at its facilities.  

Owned and operated by the Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut, the Mohegan Sun operates in an approximately 3.1 million square-foot facility, making it the second largest casino in the U.S. The facilities include more than 300,000 square feet of gaming space within three separate casinos, 130,000 square feet of retail space, a 10,000-seat Mohegan Sun Arena, 100,000 square feet of meeting and convention space and the approximately 1,200-room Sky Hotel Tower.  The casino’s electrical load requirement currently tops 25 MW. Mohegan will immediately utilize TUNet for meter reading automation and administration with the ability to incorporate future advanced energy management applications.  

“As we continue to expand our operations, we look for technology partners that will grow and scale with us while enhancing the experience of our customers,” said Paul Woronik, Utility Electrical Engineer of the Mohegan Tribal Utility Authority.
With some of the most advanced technology in the casino industry, Mohegan Sun is no stranger to innovation. The casino boasts a light speed fiber backbone and premier cabling solution designed to practically eliminate electric failure and downtime. With the addition of TUNet, the organization furthers its commitment to adopt the most efficient, technologically advanced solutions available while implementing the groundwork to accommodate future growth.