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Advanced Metering Infrastructure Requirements for Future-Proof Deployments

Product ID:3002006738
Date Published:19-Oct-2015
Sector Name:Power Delivery & Utilization - Distribution & Utilization
Document Type:Technical Results
Price:No Charge

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Advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) meter deployment has been steadily increasing throughout the world. An AMI meter is one that measures and records usage data at hourly or more frequent intervals and that transmits these data at least daily. The two basic functions of an AMI meter are to make measurements and to communicate these measurements to facilitate the use of the data by both utilities and end consumers in a timely manner. In addition, AMI meters may include service connect/disconnect capability. As part of ongoing AMI research efforts of the Electric Power Research Institute, this paper analyzes some of the factors involved in writing “future-proof” specifications for AMI systems. The Oxford English dictionary defines “future-proof” as “protected from the consequences of future events; especially designed in a manner that provides protection against rapid obsolescence.” This paper describes the current state of AMI requirements and highlights five specific areas that are essential to consider when deploying an AMI system.

2015 Program 161   Information and Communication Technology
  • Performance
  • Communications
  • AMI
  • Advanced metering infrastructure
  • Requirements

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