About the Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) Solution
AMI refers to a metering solution which uses electronic meters and supporting devices as opposed to a single mechanical analogue meter. Most residential customers have mechanical analogue meters installed at their meter box. The industry specification for AMI in South Africa is NRS049. This specification was prepared on behalf of the Electricity Suppliers Liaison Committee (ESLC). The first iteration of NRS049 was published in 2008 by the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS).