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.
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).