Anaheim Public Utilities is currently deploying new computer systems, communication networks and hardware devices to enhance the efficiency, reliability and security of our city’s electric and water distribution systems. These technologies collectively form what is referred to as a grid modernization.
Advanced meters are one important component of the advanced grid infrastructure. At first glance, advanced meters do not look too different from their analog predecessors. They have a similar shape and size and can be installed as direct replacements for the older meters. However, whereas analog meters display usage information on a series of small spinning dials, advanced meters capture and store information electronically and then relay it to our data center in Downtown Anaheim via fiber communication network.