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A smart meter is usually an electronic device that records consumption of electric energy in intervals of an hour or less and communicates that information at least daily back to the utility for monitoring and billing. Smart meters enable two-way communication between the meter and the central system. Unlike home energy monitors, smart meters can gather data for remote reporting. Such an advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) differs from traditional automatic meter reading (AMR) in that it enables two-way communications with the meter.

How Utilities Can Communicate the Benefits of AMI to Customers

How Utilities Can Communicate the Benefits of AMI to Customers

Smart meters enable demand-response and time-of-use pricing schedules, as well as improved distribution system performance. Proponents say they promote increased efficiency, but skeptics raise concerns about privacy, health, and cost. Some customers choose to pay a premium to opt out of updates, preferring their traditional analog meters.

Communication is Key

Communication is Key

Smart meters enable demand-response and time-of-use pricing schedules, as well as improved distribution system performance. Proponents say they promote increased efficiency, but skeptics raise concerns about privacy, health, and cost. Some customers choose to pay a premium to opt out of updates, preferring their traditional analog meters.

How to Educate the Public About the Benefits of AMI

How to Educate the Public About the Benefits of AMI

In recent years, municipalities and utility companies have endeavored to learn how to capture, access, and manage data provided by Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI). Now, they have another challenge: Teach the public about the benefits of AMI.

“There’s confusion about what AMI is,” postulates Robb Barnitt, CEO of Dropcountr.com, a software

Landis+Gyr signs major AMI Service contract  with Caruna in Finland

Landis+Gyr signs major AMI Service contract with Caruna in Finland

Landis+Gyr has signed a contract on Metering as a Service with Caruna Oy, Finland’s largest distribution system operator (DSO), and will be responsible for operating 650,000 smart metering points starting in Fall 2018.

Landis+Gyr, the global leader in transforming how energy is delivered and managed, has a long track

Why More Utilities Are Implementing AMR/AMI

Why More Utilities Are Implementing AMR/AMI

The implementation of AMR/AMI has grown consistently by more than 20% annually among water utilities nationwide. However, no matter how outdated a metering system may be, changing to something new and different can be a difficult adjustment forutility companies and customers alike.

SGIP 2016 President’s Award Recipient Is Southern California Edison (SCE)

The SGIP 2016 President’s Award was given to Southern California Edison (SCE) for their leadership and collaboration in driving requirements to IT/OT systems as a result of high penetration distributed energy resources (DER).

One of the biggest challenges is unlocking the tremendous potential that technologies such as rooftop solar, on-site energy

AMI/AMR Benefits Utilities and Customers

AMI/AMR Benefits Utilities and Customers

The upgrade that American Water is now undertaking is no small matter. But the change that the company is rolling out now in a pilot program will allow its meter readers to more easily discover possible leaks, uncover meters that have been tampered with, and identify unusual flow activity for

AMI Defines Three Rs of Water: Recovery, ROI, and Rate Structure

AMI Defines Three Rs of Water: Recovery, ROI, and Rate Structure

Are these concerns realistic? Well, let’s look at some of the latest product releases, how manufacturers are making new and creative financing methods available. But, if the real issue is selling the technology to a city council on a tight budget (is there such a thing as a city without

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