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Advanced Meter Infrastructure

In an effort to deliver you exceptional service, Gibson EMC embraces technological advancements like advanced meter infrastructure (AMI). A comprehensive analysis and pilot project launched in 2005 demonstrated this technology would be a sound financial investment and improve service to you, our member-owner.

Since that time, all of Gibson EMC’s residential members’ services have been equipped with automatic meters. 

With AMI, power usage information is remotely read and sent to Gibson EMC across its power lines. The information communicated from the meter includes the amount of electricity used by the member, instantaneous voltage, blinks or momentary power interruptions and power outages occurring at the member's point of service.

AMI benefits members in the short-term by providing more detailed information about electric usage since the meters are remotely read on a daily basis. It also provides blink and outage information to Gibson EMC, helping us to pinpoint outages and restore power more quickly.

The equipment even identifies specific members affected by an outage and confirms power restoration before our personnel leave an area. And, because the meter is read remotely, there are fewer times when we must come onto a member's property.

In the long-term, AMI data will enable Gibson EMC to more accurately maintain, plan and engineer our electric system. This improved efficiency will help hold down future costs to you, our member.

 

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