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At a Glance: How Utilities are Using AMI Beyond Meter Reading

March 15, 2019

U.S. Department of Energy

Advanced Grid Research


AMI gives utilities specific, measured data about the state of the distribution grid out to the grid edge, allowing operators to find–and fix–issues faster. Mining and analyzing the meter events, alarms and logs, and pairing meter data with other system data–SCADA, GIS, OMS for example–provides operational benefits that go far beyond meter reading. This document provides a list of operational uses for AMI data.

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