Advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) is an integrated system of smart meters, communications networks, and data management systems that enables two-way communication between utilities and customers. Customer systems include in-home displays, home area networks, energy management systems, and other customer-side-of-the-meter equipment that enable smart grid functions in residential, commercial, and industrial facilities.
Misunderstanding advanced technology can lead to the emergence of urban legends. The case is no different with smart meters, which utilities are rolling out across the country in an effort to bring the benefits of a modernized electric grid to consumers like you.
Technology has transformed our way of life, but our electric grid — which we trust to keep power flowing to our homes, schools, workplaces, and hospitals — hasn’t been modernized to match. Now it can be, with a new investment in our nation’s energy infrastructure called smart grid. It combines information technology with power transmission to benefit your home, your community, and your nation. Read on, and you’ll agree that there are many reasons why this new plan for the grid deserves to be called smart.