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AMI (Advanced Metering Infrastructure)
WHAT IS AMI?
AMI, which is advanced metering infrastructure. It is a system that measures, collects and allows the analysis of energy usage from advanced devices.

HOW AMI WORKS
An AMI system allows the SMLD to get meter reads from the meter on your home (or place of business) back to a computer at the SMLD over a 900 MHz radio frequency. The read on your meter is taken electronically at a certain time each month and is sent to a unit called a collector. The collector then sends the information onto an SMLD computer for processing.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF AMI?
  • Increased efficiency, speed, reliability and quality for the SMLD’s power system.
  • Efficient load profiling
  • Immediate final and initial reads
  • Efficient power failure detection
  • Customer’s can view real-time usage (future)
  • More customer choices
The SMLD and Mueller Systems worked together to complete an informational brochure which is a case study on the SMLD's AMI (Advanced Metering Infrastructure) process.
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A SIMPLE DIAGRAM OF AN AMI SYSTEM
 
Smart Electric Meter
   
 
   
Central Communication Module (CCOM)
   
 
   
Host Server
 
The above shows a simple diagram of a wireless two-way communication system with a fixed network, utilizing a mesh network configuration. There are three system components: the smart electric meter, the central communication module (CCOM) and the host server.

The smart meter is located at the customer’s premises; it transmits over a 900 MHZ, radio frequency to the CCOM (which stores, sends and receives interval data to the host server). The data in each CCOM is stored in non-volatile memory and is encrypted for security until it is sent to the host server where it is processed, stored and archived to magnetic media. From the server, the information can then be automatically sent to the SMLD’s billing server to process for billing and / or further analysis.
 
 
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