Mag Cover 2000

  • The first Metering America, Metering Asia-Pacific and Metering Africa conferences held in Curaçao, Bangkok and Nairobi respectively.
  • Schneider Electric acquires Conlog, a South African-based manufacturer of prepayment meters.
  • California’s power crisis is blamed on deregulation.
  • UK regulator OFFER becomes Ofgem.
  • Japan's power market is deregulated, as surplus power generated by non-utility companies can be sold. However, purchasers are committed to buying more than 500 kW.
  • The first GPRS networks are rolled out.