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Modern: What Is An Automated Meter Reading?

AMR is an acronym that stands for Automatic Meter Reading. An automatic meter reading is the technology that is used to mechanically collect electrical energy usage and sending that data automatically from the electric meter to the utility company.

What Does AMI Mean?

Advanced Metering Infrastructure meters, which are also known as a kind of smart meter, are modernized, digital versions of the customary electrical meter that is attached to the outside or in some cases the inside of your home. These modern-day meters not only calculate the amount of electricity that you used, but also at what specific times in the day. These types of smart meters have also been designed to transmit costs, as well as energy data to the consumer from the utility company (a form of two-way communication). Utility companies that supply their customers with this type of smart meters are also able to apply a range of energy saving programs.

What is the Difference Between AMR and AMI Meters?

An automatic meter reading is considered to be an older form of technology that simply collects the electrical energy expenditure and transfers that information from the customer’s electrical meter located on the inside or outside of the home to the utility company, it is considered to be a one-way communication line.

What is a Smart Meter?

A smart meter is the modernized, digital version of the long-established electrical meter that is attached to the inside or outside of your home. These new styles and types of meters not only measure the amount of electricity that is being used, but they also record the times during the day it is used. These types of smart meters have also been designed to transmit cost as well as energy data to the consumer from the utility company (a form of two-way communication). Utility companies that supply their customers with this type of smart meter are also able to apply a range of load decrease and energy saving programs.

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