Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI)
Advanced Metering Infrastructure is an upgrade to the existing metering system that provides increased amounts of data to the PUD, as well as benefits to you, the customer. This meter technology is the current standard for metering and has been implemented for years across the world and more than 70% of the nation. These smart meters have two-way communication capability between the PUD and the meter, as well as memory to store and share important technical information. This change is also necessary because the PUD is one of the last utilities in the state still using one-way radio transmitted (AMR) meters, and technology to read these meters will not be supported past 2025.
Why this is needed
The District’s current one-way radio transmitted metering system has served the community well, but it is in need of replacement. Some meter manufacturers have very limited production of these meters, and most prioritize the manufacturing and support of the newer AMI meters instead. The District has been unable to buy meters recently for our current system, which will be fully alleviated with the AMI system.
Discover the benefits of Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) meters and how they compare to traditional meters. AMI meters are a modern solution for energy measurement and management, offering a range of advantages over traditional meters.
Real Time Data
Monitor energy usage in real-time, enabling better management and conservation. With these smart meters, you can see how much energy you're using at any time and adjust your usage to save money and help the environment.
AMI meters can be accessed remotely for readings and maintenance, saving time and resources.
AMI meters enhance outage management by instantly detecting power interruptions and notifying both customers and the District, leading to faster restoration times.
Key Advantages of AMI