Thomas Friedman on Energy Efficiency in the New York Times Today

Lynne Kiesling Today’s New York Times has a column by Thomas Friedman, “Go Green And Save Money” (TimesSelect $$), on the importance of energy efficiency for both reducing costs and reducing overall resource use. In it Friedman draws attention to the crucial fact that both electricity use and prices are determined by the interaction of … More Thomas Friedman on Energy Efficiency in the New York Times TodayMore Thomas Friedman on Energy Efficiency in the New York Times Today

More on Amr and Ami

Lynne Kiesling I just want to amplify what Mike just said about the difference between AMR and AMI, and why you, the non-energy-professional, should care. Over the past couple of decades, some utilities have been putting in new meters with AMR capabilities when they’ve had to replace meters. AMR meters are only capable of one-way … More More on Amr and AmiMore More on Amr and Ami

Ami Not Amr: Getting the Right Kind of New Meter

Michael Giberson An article about meter technology company Itron in the Spokane (WA) Journal of Business makes the distinction between the last hot new thing in metering — automatic meter reading (AMR) — and the latest new thing — advanced meter infrastructure (AMI). AMR provided a giant leap forward in reducing meter reading costs and … More Ami Not Amr: Getting the Right Kind of New MeterMore Ami Not Amr: Getting the Right Kind of New Meter