In Australia, Victoria has become the first Australian state to commit to working with car maker Nissan to promote electric vehicle technology, Environment, Climate Change and Innovation Minister Gavin Jennings announced in August. SP AusNet are working on hybrid electric vehicles that are being re-fitted to turn them into mobile power units which can be charged up from a home energy system. Canberra will have the first city-wide rollout of electric vehicle infrastructure in Australia. AGL Energy is involved in the launching of activities providing renewable energy to power electric vehicles.

While Grid Intelligent Electric Vehicles and Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles are expected to have increasing market appeal, smart integration with the network is crucial. At the 7th Metering, Billing/CRM Australia & New Zealand conference & exhibition, Glenn Walden, General Manager Corporate Development of Ergon Energy will evaluate the impact of electric vehicles charging from the grid and will provide an assessment of the benefits and drawbacks of vehicle-grid integration.

In addition, SP AusNet will present the first electric vehicle trial experiences and results. During the session and the panel discussion there will be a great opportunity to get the latest updates and exchange experiences with the key EV experts from the region and beyond. How well prepared is your utility? Winning utilities in 2020 will be those that are already building the foundations today to prepare for the latest innovations!

Metering, Billing/CRM Australia & New Zealand 2009, the 7th metering, billing and customer relationship management conference and exhibition in Australia (Hilton Hotel Sydney, 21 and 22 October 2009) offers the largest reputable metering, billing and CRM industry platform providing you with the right tools towards successful metering investments.

Take this opportunity to share your view with the international metering, billing and CRM experts from the leading utilities including ACTEW Corporation/ActewAGL, AGL Energy Limited, Australian Power & Gas, E.ON Sweden AB, EnergyAustralia, Ergon Energy, ETSA Utilities, Integral Energy, Jemena, KEPCO, Manukau Water Limited, Moreland Energy Foundation, Pulse Energy, Queensland Water Commission, South East Water, Sydney Water, United Energy Distribution, Water New Zealand, Western Power, Wide Bay Water Corporation, Yarra Valley Water and share your views with the policy makers, technology providers and utility professionals involved in shaping the metering, billing and CRM utility industry in Australia and New Zealand! Click here for the full conference programme and here for the updated speakers list.

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