Definition[edit | edit source]

Advanced meter reading (AMR) (also called automated meter reading) is a

system where aggregated kWh usage, and in some cases demand, is retrieved via an automatic means such as a drive-by vehicle or walk-by handheld systems.[1]

Overview[edit | edit source]

It typically uses one-way communications technology to collect data from an electric meter via power line communications, radio or other networking technology. AMR is evolving into the automated metering infrastructure (AMI).

References[edit | edit source]

  1. U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, Study of Security Attributes of Smart Grid Systems — Current Cyber Security Issues 5 (INL/EXT-09-15500) (Apr. 2009) (full-text).

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