A new generation of advanced metering technology


Conference: Smart Metering Canada 2007
Location: Toronto, Canada
Presenter: Michael Dudar
Abstract: Presented by Michael Dudar at Smart Metering Canada 2007

Driven by the need to verify a business case for advanced metering for electric and natural gas customers, Manitoba Hydro recently introduced a pilot Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) project. Featuring a hybrid solution using radio frequency (RF) technology in urban centres and power line carrier (PLC) technology in rural areas, the overall AMI solution offers the greatest functionality in operational areas beyond meter reading. The project will evaluate the performance of both technologies in Manitoba’s climate and field conditions and AMI’s potential for enhancing customer service while resolving challenges specific to Manitoba Hydro. The project is scheduled for completion in late 2007.