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NRECA Final SGIG Project Reports

May 30, 2014



As part of this project the following types of technology have been deployed: Advance Metering Infrastructure (AMI) - differs from traditional automatic meter reading (AMR) in that it enables two-way communications with the meter. This equipment consists of the smart meters and their connection to a means of communicating back to the electric utility. A smart meter is usually a digital electrical meter that records consumption of electric energy in intervals of an hour or less and communicates that information at least daily, but frequently hourly or even at 15-minute intervals, back to the utility for monitoring and billing purposes.

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