Article | October 4, 2018

AMI Cloud Solutions No Longer Considered Pie-In-The-Sky

Source: Master Meter, Inc.
AMI Cloud Solutions No Longer Considered Pie-In-The-Sky

By now, most of the utilities managing the 80 percent of U.S. water meters not yet capitalizing on advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) have heard about the advantages offered by the 20 percent of utilities that are. Unfortunately, utilities large and small still cite a variety of reasons delaying their step up to AMI productivity — including smart meter installation costs, lack of in-house expertise, and capital budgets for IT support.

Now, with a vast range of experience in utility smart meter applications — water, gas, and electrical — Microsoft Azure cloud capabilities offer new incentives for utilities to make the switch, without a big CAPEX cost for the IT infrastructure to support it.