Benefits of AMR(Advanced Utility Meter) Smart Meters

An AMR or smart meter is an advanced utility meter. AMR stand for Automated Meter Read.

This means that the meter collects half-hourly consumption data and transfers the data to an energy management system where it is stored and can be analysed. The half-hourly data can be collected for gas, electric and water and removes the need to outdated and time-consuming manual reads.

AMR is ideal for smaller sites just under the 100kW threshold for half-hourly meters. Smart meters can be used to monitor electric, gas and water consumption and communicates via GSM technology for remote energy reporting. The half-hourly data can also be used by the utilities supplier to produce the monthly utility invoice.

This is a more accurate method of collecting consumption data meaning that supplier invoices are less likely to be estimated. A central server collects the data for analysis and billing.

What Are The Benefits Of AMR?

AMR provides accurate consumption data for:

  • Accurate and timely tenant billing
  • Monitoring of electric, gas & water
  • validating utility invoices
  • Identifying energy savings
  • No more estimated bills
  • Improved Budget and Accrual
  • Energy Monitoring and targeting becomes a useful management tool

Energy consumption information can be used to raise awareness among building occupants and to produce league tables with the aim to reduce business energy spend.