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AMI 2.0: A Catalyst for Expanding Consumer Relationships and Benefits

As utilities invest in grid modernization technologies, they are facing increasing grid complexity with renewable generation and distributed energy resources coming onto the grid; pressure to meet sustainability and environmental goals; and customer expectations for the same type of engagement with their utility as any other service provider. As utilities move toward building more sustainable and resilient communities, incorporating decentralized and customer-sited generation into the energy supply becomes increasingly critical. Distributed intelligence (DI), computer-like processing capabilities embedded in meters at edge of the utility grid, is essential to all these efforts. Looking at energy through the lens of the consumer, there are many direct and indirect benefits from the modern, digital grid.