AMI basically provides integrated, two-way communication between smart meters and a utility’s data management system.
- Benefits for operators include: remote data gathering, real time data on consumption, monitoring of measuring devices, etc.
- Advantages for the consumer include: tracking water consumption and energy usage, alerts in case of overuse (for example), etc.
The cost of AMI depends on the number of meters, the equipment used in the network and the type of utility.
-impact on network infrastructure
-impact on network performance
-reduction in response time
-improved data reliability