Wisconsin Power and Light Co. will begin installing advanced metering infrastructure for customers in the communities of Tomah, Warrens, Kendall, Wilton, Ontario, Hillsboro, Union Center, Camp Douglas, Wonewoc and surrounding areas. This will take place over the next several months.
AMI uses remote two-way wireless communication to retrieve detailed customer energy usage information. Once fully operational, AMI will provide the ability to read meters without having to visit the customer property on a regular basis.
Since information is gathered more often, customers can benefit from additional time-based pricing programs to manage their energy use and costs in the future. It will also allow WPL to better forecast energy needs during peak times and improve overall efficiency.