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AMI should enable customers access to real-time information about their energy usage and, if dynamic rates are applied, the cost of that energy usage. Proponents of AMI expect this information access to result in energy conservation. However, before this can be possible, we've got to somehow bridge the meter and the customer; the information needs to pulled from the meter and delivered to the customer in a usable format. This is one of the big challenges that has to be overcome for AMI to have a customer benefit. Hopefully this forum will address this challenge and serve as meeting place for the many entrpreneurs who are working to address this challenge.