South Carolina Munis Select Tantalus for Smart Grid

Piedmont Municipal Power Agency (PMPA) selected Tantalus to provide the communications network for its smart grid system. PMPA is a joint agency formed by 10 municipal utilities in northwestern South Carolina. Tantalus will provide load management tools and an AMI overlay that allows PMPA member utilities to remotely read any existing Itron electric, water, and gas ERT meters, and allows consumers to view their usage data over the Internet. PMPA will procure and maintain the smart grid communication network and load control devices for its members.