Comprehensive metering, billing and enforcement are among the new conservation strategies being implemented in Mexico’s water sector to address the growing water and wastewater service provision challenge.

With close to 20 million people in the capital, Mexico City, alone, growth in the water as well as the electricity sectors is unquestionable, as are the unprecedented opportunities for those players positioned to provide future proof solutions. The market has demonstrated a growing need for meters, upgraded measurement and energy management systems, and improved billing and CIS operations.

The Metering Mexico workshop provides a unique opportunity for utility professionals involved in Mexico’s electricity, water and gas metering and customer management sectors to gain an overview of the future industry structure, investment climate, and the success of their strategies, specifically highlighting the options, technologies, and competencies that will win in Mexico’s utilities environment.

The workshop will be chaired by Dr Armanda Llamas Terres, Director of the Centro de Estudios de Energia Campus, ITESM.

Speakers include:
Dr Diego Arjona Argueyes, Executive Secretary, SENER
Renato Alvarenga, Innovation Manager, AMPLA SA
Ing. Arturo Pedraza Martinez, Coordinator Mexico, Alliance to Save Energy

Metering Mexico forms part of the 8th annual Metering, Billing/CIS America conference and exhibition – North America’s leading metering and customer management 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, and over 80 exhibitors will display the latest metering and customer management technologies on offer. The event also includes 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 from 30 January 2007.