Although Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) has many advantages over traditional utility investments. These benefits include providing more customer options, responding to evolving customer expectations and providing data that can improve the operation
of the distribution system.
Despite the apparent benefits in AMI, there have been numerous proposal rejections in recent years. Because the U.S. Department of Energy recognizes the role AMI can play in grid modernization, it authorized the Advanced Grid Research division to conduct
a research study to investigate regulatory applications from various parties’ perspective. The result was the July 8, 2020 report prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy by E9 Insights and Plugged in Strategies titled, “AMI in Review:
Informing the Conversation.”
You may download the AMI Business Case Guidance Document.
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