The deregulation of the United States electric industry has impacted utilities and their structures in a variety of ways. For any utility – investor-owned, publicly-owned, large or small – wanting to survive in today’s increasingly competitive market, deploying smart metering in some form or another is a non-negotiable. As is attending Metering International’s 8th annual Metering, Billing/CIS America conference and exhibition, taking place 7 - 11 May 2007 in San Antonio, Texas!

Metering International is pleased to announce the participation of a number of industry leaders, including:

  • Linda Lockwood, AMR Project Manager, City of Seattle
  • Andres Carvallo, CIO, Austin Energy
  • Dan Sharplin, Chairman, Site Controls Inc.

The conference will also include pre-event workshops, training programs and seminars, with an opening session featuring a panel of high-level executives (regulators, users, utilities and lobbyists) who will debate the ‘new why’ – why the industry will be taking the direction that it is, and where it is going.

The event also includes an exhibition with over 80 exhibitors, as well as field visits to advanced metering and BPL installations across the state of Texas.

Metering, Billing/CIS America 2007 will furnish strategic insights into factors that are crucial in shaping the utility marketplace during the next century. It will define the players and issues dominating the industry, featuring people, technologies and forces influential to creating trend outlines and turning points.

Do not miss this leading industry event, register at www.meteringamerica.com before February 25, 2007 to be eligible for the extended ‘Early bird’ discount.