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AMI stands for Advanced Metering Infrastructure. AMI meters are smart meters that have greater capabilities than traditional meters, including real-time data on electricity usage. These meters also have the ability to read natural gas usage for electric customers who are also customers of Lawrenceville Natural Gas.
Lawrenceville Power will change out the meters for all electric customers (approximately 13,000) to new AMI meters, which have greater capabilities, including real-time data on electricity usage. Lawrenceville Power successfully completed Phase 1 of this project in late 2023 on a small segment of its electric customers and will implement Phase 2 from March through October 2024 using the same process for all remaining customers.
The new AMI meters will provide real-time electricity usage data and allow City of Lawrenceville Customer Service to better answer customer questions.
Better data on usage allows the appropriate match of electric equipment sizing for the service area. This is especially helpful with the current industry shortage of electric materials. Properly sized equipment creates a balanced circuit and extends the life of electric equipment. Real-time usage data also can assist customer service in identifying the date and time an increase or decrease in electricity usage occurred on a customer account when a customer inquires about their electric bill.
On the day of replacement, a uniformed Lawrenceville Power employee or contractor will knock on the door to inform the resident of the change of the meter. Any associated paperwork or information to be conveyed will be done so at that time and only if a need arises during the installation.
A brief power outage will be necessary for this change, with the approximate duration less than five minutes. You will need to reset your clocks.
Please contact Customer Service at Phone: 678-407-6675 or email Customer Service to ensure you are in our database as such.
A courtesy knock by our employee or contractor will take place before changing the meter. If there is no answer, proper protocol and procedures will be followed to remove the meter and install the new one.
Not at this time.
No. Only the way it is read.
No. It runs independently.
The new AMI meter only tracks your electric usage and natural gas usage if Lawrenceville Natural Gas serves your home.
There is an additional monthly charge for any customer refusing the meter change. Please contact Customer Service at Phone: 678-407-6675 or email Customer Service.
The changing of the meters should be a smooth process with a less than five-minute power outage. However, please contact our Customer Service Department at 678-407-6675 with any questions.
Upon your application for electric service with Lawrenceville Power, you signed documents allowing Lawrenceville Power to perform upgrades as needed.