Service Delivery Advantage
Meter Reading Profiles and Best Practices 2011
This report delivers the results of our research on utility meter reading practices and technologies. The Ascent Group conducted research during the third quarter of 2011 to better understand how utilities are optimizing practices and utilizing technology to improve meter reading efficiency and effectiveness while reducing operating costs. We asked companies to share strategies and experiences to identify the practices that lead to higher productivity, reduced costs, and increased performance. We also asked utilities to provide their plans moving forward as well as lessons learned along the way.
This report profiles participants in a case study format, sharing current practices, lessons learned, challenges overcome, plans for the future, and business practices that have led to improved performance. In addition, we provide detailed results and analysis from the survey itself and detail "best practices" demonstrated by our participants.
Participating Utilities included: Avista Utilities, PacifiCorp, Piedmont Natural Gas, Central Arkansas Water, JEA, City of Abilene, Hawaiian Electric, ComEd, Gainesville Regional Utilities, Birmingham Water Board, Chilquinta Energia, and Newfoundland Power.
The report also profiles meter reading technologies in place within these utilities, provide an analysis of strategies and approaches, including the transition to Automated Meter Reading (AMR) and Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) technologies, prepaid metering, and other technologies to improve efficiency and effectiveness. Finally, we will explore the successes achieved.
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Published: October 2011