– GRU Meter Upgrade –
– GRU Meter Upgrade –
AMI meters are digital meters that allow for private, secure and automatic two-way communication between you and GRU. The technology will ultimately enable you to access near real-time information about your usage. This gives you the ability to save energy and manage costs more effectively. Learn more about how your new meters work by visiting these links: Electric, Gas and Water.
AMI meter technology has existed for decades and is the most efficient and effective method of collecting usage data and detecting service interruptions. In the United States alone, more than 115 million AMI meters have been installed.
We will no longer need to access your property to read your meter.
Most service requests will be completed remotely, which means fewer trucks on the road.
You will eventually be able to track and manage usage throughout the month through an easy-to-use web portal.
You will receive timely outage and safety alerts.
Reduced need for estimation in billing.
We will be able to troubleshoot and resolve equipment issues quicker, reducing outage times.
Starting and stopping service will be more efficient.
Allows usage and billing to be more transparent.
Frequently Asked Questions
AMI stands for Advanced Metering Infrastructure. Sometimes called Smart Meters, AMI meters are digital electric, water or gas meters equipped with wireless communication technology. AMI meters collect usage data electronically, daily, as opposed to manual monthly readings. An AMI meter transmits these readings remotely over a private, secure wireless radio network.
AMI meters have become the norm for utilities around the country because they allow for more accurate and faster collection of meter readings, improved safety conditions for staff and minimized wear and tear on vehicles. Introducing advanced meter reading as the standard for GRU is one way we can better serve our customers and improve the overall efficiency of the utility.
- You will see improved customer service through increased accuracy and frequency of meter readings.
- We won’t have to access your home or business to read a meter, eliminating a possible inconvenience.
- You will see a reduction in estimated bills.
- You will have the ability to monitor usage on your account.
75% of homes in the U.S. use AMI meters, according to the Institute for Electric Innovation. Among the many utilities in our area using AMI meters are Jacksonville Electric Authority (JEA), Clay Electric and Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA).