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Mapping Applications to Advanced Metering Infrastructure Capabilities

Product ID:3002001098
Date Published:31-Aug-2013
Pages:44
Sector Name:Power Delivery & Utilization - Distribution & Utilization
Document Type:Technical Results
Price:No Charge

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Abstract

There is a clear need in the industry to understand the applications in which advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) systems and data can be used. This white paper series will investigate how utilities that have implemented AMI systems are actually using these systems. This first white paper in the series will determine the broad range of potential applications of AMI systems and data. The next paper will identify the applications currently being used by utilities that have fully implemented AMI systems and describe the realized impacts and value chains. 

Background

AMI is a relatively new technology and the applications that can make use of the AMI system and data are just beginning to be understood. Many applications that were identified in the early AMI business cases have not been put into practice for a variety of reasons, both technical and non-technical. However, many applications have been identified after AMI systems have been deployed and are providing value to their owners.

Objectives

  • To define a range of applications for AMI systems and determine the AMI system capabilities for each of the identified applications

Approach

This paper was developed from a wide range of public documents that were created by utilities as part of their AMI business cases. This is the first in a series of white papers on the topic of applications of AMI systems and data.

Results

Eighty-six potential applications of AMI systems and data have been identified. A range of AMI system capabilities has been defined, and a table has been created that shows the AMI system capabilities needed for each application.

Applications, Value, and Use

Utilities will be able to use the information in this paper in different ways. Companies that are considering an AMI implementation can review the list of applications in Chapter 2 as they develop their business case. They can then use the table in Chapter 3 to provide guidance on the capabilities that their AMI system will need to support the applications that they have selected. Utilities that have already implemented an AMI system can review the list of applications to see if there are any that they have not considered that would benefit them. They can then use the table to provide guidance in determining if the capabilities of their AMI system will support the application.

Program
2013 Program 161   Information and Communication Technology
Keywords
  • Methodology
  • Business case
  • Smart meter
  • AMI
  • Requirements
Report
000000003002001098
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