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Why is Western Power installing advanced meters? What are the benefits?

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Why is Western Power installing advanced meters? What are the benefits?

Advanced meters are commonly used internationally and in other Australian states as part of the advancements being made to electricity networks. Advanced meters represent the gateway to better services and opportunities for customers through a smarter electricity network.

Advanced meters will automatically and remotely read electricity consumption, provide early detection of faults and supply issues, and allow for better management of our network assets.

(Also see: Are Advanced meters safe? & Why is AMI often referred to as an ‘enabling technology’?)