Al Lujan, Executive Vice-President, Energy Delivery and Solutions at CPS Energy is to present the keynote address at the 8th annual Metering, Billing/CIS America conference and exhibition, taking place 7 - 11 May 2007 in San Antonio, Texas, USA.
 
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 this event.

The multi-track three day conference program features over 100 industry-elite speakers who will look at real life examples and deployments, decisions and updates for the North American customer-end technology sector. Among the highlights is 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 – including:
Angela S Beehler, Director of Energy Regulation, Wal-Mart, TX, USA
Aaron J. Johnson, Deputy Director, Division of Ratepayer Advocates, CPUC, CA, USA
Shane Pospisil, President and CEO, Ontario Energy Association, ON, Canada.
Dan Sharplin, Chairman, Site Controls Inc., TX, USA
Paul Wattles, Demand Side Resource Coordinator, ERCOT, TX, USA

Metering, Billing/CIS America includes an exhibition with over 80 exhibitors who will display the latest metering and customer management technologies on offer, as well as field visits to smart metering, customer services and BPL installations across the state of Texas, making this THE integrated smart metering, billing and CIS toolkit for the NOW utility!

CPS Energy, The San Antonio Water System (SAWS) and the San Antonio River Authority (SARA) will be acting as host utilities. Sponsors include AllianceData, Elster, Echelon, FirstData/Peace, istaNET, KG Technologies, LODESTAR and WAVECOM.

The program can be viewed at www.meteringamerica.com