Nationwide, more than 111 million households and businesses are served by automated metering infrastructure, or smart meters. That’s about 68% of all electric utility customers. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act allocates $3 billion for smart grid deployments, to help utilities in reaching the remaining customers without AMI.
All or Nothing
About 400 public power utilities report having all residential customers on AMI – or 61.5% of utilities with any residential AMI deployed, compared with 10% of IOUs and 76% coops. Conversely, about 14% of public power utilities with any AMI have less than 25% of residential connected to the meters, including about half who only have AMI for commercial and industrial customers.
Source: Energy Information Administration, 2021 Annual Electric Power Industry Report, Form EIA-861. Utilities serving less than 200,000 megawatt-hours annually are not required to complete the full EIA-861, which includes more detailed information on AMI and other statistics.