Comprehensive metering and billing are among the new strategies being implemented in Mexico’s water sector, and automatic meter reading is being introduced into the electricity sector.

The country also has a long history of energy efficiency, with usage diminishing by more than 1 percent per year over the last decade, in which – as in future initiatives – metering has played a central role.

Metering Mexico, which takes place May 9, 2007, provides a unique opportunity for utility professionals involved in Mexico’s electricity, water and gas metering, billing and customer management sectors to gain an overview of this developing market, highlighting the options, technologies and competencies that will win in the country’s utilities environment.

The Workshop will be chaired by Dr Armando Llamas Terres, Director of the Centro de Estudios de Energia Campus, ITESM, and program highlights include:

  • Diego Arjona Argueyes, Executive Secretary of SENER, will review regulatory frameworks and motivations for energy efficiency programs in Mexico
  • Renato Alvarenga, Innovation Manager of AMPLA, Brazil, will share their experiences of collection and revenue protection best practices
  • Francisco Varela from the Comisióon Federal de Electricidad (CFE) will advise how they have managed the integration of MAS with the CFE-CIS system.

Metering Mexico forms part of the 8th annual Metering, Billing/CIS America conference and exhibition which is taking place in San Antonio, Texas from May 7 – 11, 2007.

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 full program can be viewed at www.meteringamerica.com