Traditionally, utilities have leveraged robust meter, network, and customer service infrastructures. These technologies served the needs of largely regulated energy and utility markets characterized by price regulations, easy access to energy resources, and sufficient infrastructure capacity. There are few examples of "old" technologies that make such a compelling argument against replacement. All that’s about to change.
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and the automation of data exchanges at new business networks of energy suppliers and infrastructure operators. On a regional basis, the business case for AMI will vary. North American and European utility markets, for example, differ significantly in terms of grid and meter-infrastructure design, regulatory framework, load capacity, consumption patterns, operational costs, and revenues. AMI technologies, however, are sufficiently broad in their application to a wide range of requirements. This is