[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Guyana Power and Light Inc. (GPL) has completed the installation phase of the Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) Project and has inaugurated its customer involvement phase.
GPL customers who reside or own businesses within Avenue of Republic to Vlissengen Road and North Road to South Road in Georgetown can now register online to read their electricity consumption in real time from any internet ready device from anywhere in the world.
This new service is part of the company’s vision to transform the way it provides electricity services to its customers through the use of modern technology. The implementation of the AMI project commenced last year with the installation of approximately two thousand (2000) meters in the pilot zone.
Advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) is an integrated system of smart meters, communications networks, and data management systems that enables two-way communication between GPL and our customers. AMI meters consumption can be read online and only requires customers to sign up using their account number and name. Customers can access updated readings of their electricity consumption every fifteen (15) minutes or hourly.
The design of this technology also allows a smart comparative analysis for hourly, daily, monthly and yearly consumptions. In addition, the new service provides customers with a calculator which calculates the wattage and the amount of electricity each electrical item present in the home or business uses. This knowledge provides customers with the power of making more value added decisions relative to purchasing energy efficient items and monitoring usage.
The AMI technology is being implemented under the Sustainable Operation of the Electricity Sector and Improved Quality of Service project which is a USD$5.5million loan agreement received through the Government of Guyana from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).