Painesville Electric is upgrading our current meter infrastructure with Advanced Meters (AMI), enabling us to deploy a host of services to our customers, while enhancing power quality and reliability. Advanced Meters help us improve the way we do business, making our delivery system smarter and more accurate. Most importantly, these meters provide our customers near real-time information on usage data to help take control over their energy use and help manage their energy bills—at no additional cost.


  • Greater Convenience - Because Advanced Meters use a wireless network to transmit usage information, meter readers no longer need to enter a customer’s property to read a meter.
  • Improved Quality and Reliability - Advanced Meters are capable of communicating data that notifies us when an outage or water leak has occurred and where the problem may be located. This improves our response time and how long a customer is without service.
  • Enhanced Customer Service - Advanced Meters provide online access to near real-time usage data to help manage costs. Plus, we can respond faster to either starting or stopping service.
  • More Accurate Billing - We are better able to manage our business by providing more accurate and efficient billing. In the future, this can open the door for new programs that benefit the customer, such as real-time pricing and pre-paid services.