Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) Systems is a foundational platform to not only support billing processes but to help achieve grid efficiency, support distribution energy resource applications and member service engagement programs. AMI technology systems have gotten better over time with integrated capabilities, increased capacity and reliable two-way communication performance. Over the last fifteen years, distribution electric cooperatives have been leading the industry in AMI implementations. For many of electric cooperatives, their AMI applications are reaching their useful life. Major upgrade or replacement to an AMI system is a significant capital investment and must be carefully planned in advance.
This webinar covers the technology advancements of AMI, progression of the AMI life cycle and the decision factors and process for upgrading or replacing an aging AMI system.