GEC Introduces Advanced Metering Infrastructure 2013
GEC is excited to provide our members with an Advanced Metering Infrastructure to enhance their service. The new POWER LINE CARRIER automated meters will utilized existing power lines to transmit information back to the cooperative.
The new meters will improve the reliability and efficiency of the existing electric distribution system. The AMI system uses two-way digital communication through power lines between GEC and it’s meters.
- Efficiency – GEC will save time, money and reduce air pollution with remote control meter reading. We can also distribute power more efficiently with detailed data about demand and usage.
- Reliability – New meters help us locate-and respond to-outages faster and more safely, improve power quality, reducing surges and blinking. New meters also mean consistent billing periods.
- Affordability – Operating more efficiently can help minimize cost increases. GEC can use the new data to help our members address high bills. Improved detection of power theft decreases the impact of cost for all our members.
Frequently Asked Questions
GEC is investing in new, digital meters to improve the efficiency and reliability of our electric system. Many members have asked questions about these new meters and how they work. Here are the most common questions we have received and answers.