Painesville City Council to Host AMI Town Halls

Painesville City Council has announced three upcoming town hall dates to address residents’ questions regarding the city’s new AMI project. Painesville City announced in the spring they were moving forward with a new electric meter system to bring more reliable customer service to residents through AMI.


AMI stands for Advanced Metering Infrastructure. Advanced meters are digital or smart meters that replace older analog electric meters used to record electrical usage. Rather than relying on a meter reader (utility personnel) to manually read electric meters monthly at properties, digital meters record information automatically (typically every fifteen minutes), sending readings back to the AMI system six times per day.


Benefits of using an AMI system included enhanced customer service, reduced loss of electricity and/or theft, and valuable additional information to the electric department so they can pinpoint potential issues. All Painesville City residents and business owners are welcome to attend one of the informational town halls:


  • Monday, June 25 at 6:00 p.m. – Maple Elementary School, 560 W. Jackson Street
  • Tuesday, June 26 at 6:00 p.m. – Elm Street Elementary School, 585 Elm Street
  • Tuesday, July 31 at 6:00 p.m. – Heritage Middle School, 135 Cedarbrook Drive