By Pablo Calabuig
One of Europe’s leading water utilities shares five critical steps for successful deployment of advanced metering infrastructure (AMI).
While the U.S. water industry is investing billions of dollars in AMI, some utility executives are still asking themselves whether their organization is ready to make this transition. Is it worth the investment? Where will the ROI come from? How long will it take us to be fully operational? How can I minimize the risks?
This article aims to illustrate water utilities, providing case studies, lessons learned, and key figures from Global Omnium’s large-scale AMI deployment. Located in Valencia (Spain), Global Omnium is one of the first European utilities that fully converted to AMI (2010). Today, with nearly one million smart meters, it is also considered one of the most innovative utilities on the continent.