What is advanced metering?
Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) is advanced, two-way digital metering that is a safe and proven technology widely used across the US. Advanced metering is a building block for a more efficient electric system that will provide improved operational efficiencies and numerous benefits to customer owners.
Advanced meters connect homes and business to the PUD and collect meter readings remotely. The Advanced meters record energy-use and send it back to the PUD across a secure network, several times a day. The meters will transmit data for less than 60 seconds total per day. Once it’s within our secure firewall, the information will be matched up with customer accounts for billing and other customer service activities.