The Metering International Academy, a division of Metering International magazine, announces the third annual AMR, Smart Metering and Customer Management Technical Study Tour to North America. The 2006 program will include visits to key utilities in Washington DC, Atlanta and Toronto, and takes place from 23-27 April 2006.

Each year the technical study tour is engineered around current trends, technology and ground breaking initiatives within the metering and customer management market place. Participants gain first-hand experience from top executives within the industry and have access to a number of established and emerging smart metering, AMR and advanced metering technologies and projects, including applications in both a macro and micro environment.

Tour delegates will also have the opportunity to participate in the American Utility Week conference and exhibition (which incorporates the 7th Annual Metering, Billing/CIS America conference) from 24-26 April in Atlanta, where they will be able to network amongst more than 1000 industry experts and technology providers.

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