The AMI program operates over a wireless network using licensed spectrum for two-way, dedicated communication to residential electric meters as well as power distribution assets.

It will replace a current single-read drive-by system which has been in service for the past decade.

Sensus said it will administer the network’s regional network interface software as a hosted service, providing Wake Electric with added system redundancy and security.

The Sensus FlexNet system is a communications network based on open standards that facilitates interoperability with multiple applications.