An Automated Meter Reading (AMR) electricity meter is a type of metering system which uses automatic meter reading technology to split your energy consumption into more accurate 30-minute blocks called half-hourly (HH) metering.
AMR meters rely on fixed communications, which send remote, automated meter readings to the energy supplier every half-hour. Using this data with monitoring and targeting software such as our SSE Clarity platform, allows you to identify ways you can reduce your energy usage and carbon footprint.
Larger businesses typically benefit from half-hourly meters due to their high energy consumption, which is very difficult to measure using a standard meter. Half-hourly customers are billed using 48 half-hourly data periods for each 24 hours. This level of detail reveals what is being used on a day-to-day basis, helping us to forecast much more accurately and helping our customers to get an accurate picture of their energy use, and see where they might improve/reduce their consumption.
For sites with an electricity capacity of 100kW or more, half-hourly meters are mandatory by law.