Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI)

Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI)

Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) is coming to our service area! As our service area grows and the demand for electricity increases, we are upgrading our meter technology to serve you better. The program began in Fort Chipewyan, Grande Prairie, and expanding from there. 

What is AMI?

AMI meters are digital electricity meters that measure how much electricity is used and when it is used. Using two-way communication, these meters digitally record and report your consumption in real-time back to ATCO.

How do they work?

Our meters use a radio frequency (RF) to receive and transmit information, but the RF emissions from our meters are minimal and aligned with Health Canada Standards. According to several studies, there are no health risks from our meters, due to low power signals, proximity to you and your family, and there are only short bursts of activity rather than continuous.  

What are the benefits?

  • AMI meters can detect outages faster, allowing us to restore power more efficiently. This means less time in the dark, should your power go off.  

  • AMI meters produce timelier reads, which ensures usage calculations on electricity bills are more accurate than manual readings. 

  • We can meet your needs as a customer, as home and business technologies continue to evolve with applications such as solar panels.  

Questions? We've answered some of the most frequently asked questions below. If your question isn't answered there, one of our customer service agents would be glad to help. Give us a call at 1-800-668-2248.

Frequently Asked Questions