TECHTALK: Benefits and Challenges with AMI Managed Services – Case Study at Southern Pine Electric

Electric Cooperatives are increasingly utilizing cloud based solutions to meet mission critical IT applications such as Advanced Metering Infrastructure rather than building and maintaining these systems on their own premise. While suppliers build and maintain the systems, relieving the utility from daily system maintenance, it create a different set of challenges with respect to coordinating system upgrades with cloud providers. This presentation examines how one cooperative has been working in this new environment and dealing with these challenges.


  • Jeremiah Seal – Manager of Engineering Operations – Southern Pine Electric
  • Michael Polk – Vice-President of Technology – Southern Pine Electric