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Automation of electricity billing processes

Revenue streams tracked by a manual process consume vast amounts of time, especially for a recurring revenue business like an electric utility - a problem that only grows as the business scales. Managing the month-end close process takes significantly less time when driven by an automated billing and revenue recognition process.


Automation of electricity billing processes typically involves automatic meter reading, or AMR. AMR is the technology of automatically collecting consumption, diagnostic, and status data from water meter or energy metering devices (gas, electric) and transferring that data to a central database for billing, troubleshooting, and analyzing. AMR technologies include handheld, mobile and network technologies based on telephone platforms (wired and wireless), radio frequency (RF), and powerline transmission.​

AMR technology can save utility providers the expense of periodic trips to each physical location to read a meter. Another advantage is that billing can be based on near real-time consumption rather than on estimates based on past or predicted consumption. This timely information coupled with analysis can help both utility providers and customers better control the use and production of electric energy, gas usage, or water consumption.

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