Discover Technology Solutions at the Utilimetrics Regional Learning Lab
One of Utilimetrics' many new offerings for 2011 is Regional Learning Labs. These labs provide an excellent opportunity for a utility company with successful AMI deployments to host other utilities for a technical tour, education sessions and panel presentations.
Our first Regional Learning Lab is March 3 at Appalachian Electric Cooperative (AEC) in New Market, Tenn.
Learn about technology solutions from the experts at AEC. Meet with project managers from metering, engineering, IT and customer service who will tell about the latest developments in the industry and how they're impacting your business. The event also features a networking reception March 2.
Kirby Parr, energy services manager, Pulaski Electric, will join a panel of utility company experts to address technical issues with 2-way communications in rural areas.
Dick Preston, senior director of demand response, MW Consulting Group will speak on Communications in Your Smart Grid Program.
Thanks to the following members who have recently renewed their memberships in Utilimetrics for 2011:
Appalachian Electric Cooperative (four-year member)
Enernex (one-year member)
National Metering-Technical Training (one-year member)
PSE&G (15-year member)
West Monroe Partners (three-year member)
Wipro (two-year member)
Final notices for 2011 will be sent soon. If you are a Utilimetrics member and have not already renewed, please contact Donna Stevens. We have many exciting programs and events planned for 2011 and we want to make sure you can take advantage of them all.
Welcome New Member
Welcome to Veolia Water, our newest member.
There has never been a better time to join Utilimetrics. Our membership dues are low, our benefits are high. Find out more.
Autovation 2011 is Sept. 25-28 in Washington, DC.
Exhibit and Sponsorship Opportunities
Autovation 2011 will feature the largest smart metering expo in North America. Utilities visit the expo to see and hear about technologies that will improve their operations. Our utility attendees are decision makers with buying authority. Make sure you company is visible at Autovation 2011.
If you have questions about exhibiting or becoming a sponsor, contact Ryan Moran.
We look forward to seeing you in Washington, DC.
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