AMI Based Smart Grid Infrastructure
The current electric power grid is based on the outdated technologies which were used in 1960's.There is a need to introduce such a system that can emphasize on critical issues like power losses, load management and power theft etc. in order to improve the efficiency of power grid. Today's grid suffers from a lot of complications similar as an average age of power grid is 34 to 38 years and power generation from the grid is not sufficient to meet the consumer's demand. This paper describes the motivation towards (Advanced Metering Infrastructure) AMI, more important AMI encourage attention of customers toward shifting of peak loads to off peak period and gives greater level of satisfaction to the users.