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Home   Events   Membership   Publications        Jan. 5, 2012
 
 
Reduce Nonrevenue Water and Prioritize Water System Repairs and Replacement without Breaking the Budget
Utilimetrics, By: Marc Bracken    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Ongoing budget shortfalls for water infrastructure spending is a significant concern among utilities across the United States that are faced with water leaks and main breaks, which are steeply increasing in frequency as years of unchecked deterioration take their toll on pipes that, in places, dates back to the second half of the 19th century. More

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Utilimetrics 2012 Peer-to-Peer Webcast Series Brings Critical Education to Your Office for Free
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The Utilimetrics 2012 Peer-to-Peer Webcast Series features speakers from some of the most highly rated Autovation 2011 presentations. Webcasts are free for Utilimetrics members and available for $95 each to nonmembers.

Empowered Customers Smarter Grid: San Diego Gas & Electric's Smart Meter Program
Date: Jan. 18
Time: 1 p.m. CST
Presenter: Farrell Cox, San Diego Gas & Electric

Cox will discuss:
  • SDG&E's Guiding Principals
  • Defining the Smarter Grid
  • Customer Engagement — preparing customer expectations during a large scale meter deployment
  • Update on SDG&E's Smart Meter Deployment
  • What Worked and What Didn't
  • How Smart Meter Deployment Prepared SDG&E for Smart Grid
Online registration will open soon. Click here for a PDF of the registration form.

Realizing the Benefits of AMI: DTE Energy's Experience
Date: Feb. 15
Time: 1 p.m. CST
Presenter: Joe McCormick, DTE Energy

McCormick will discuss:
  • Customer service benefits
  • Automatic power-outage detection
  • Meter tamper and energy theft improvements
  • Increased meter reading process efficiency
  • Modernization of DTE electricity system
Meter & Billing Issues: How to Manage Meter and Network Exceptions
Date: March 21
Time: 1 p.m. CST
Presenter: Robert Hatcher, Georgia Power Company

Hatcher will discuss:
  • An approach to manage, track and report meter, network and billing exceptions
  • Other topics will be announced
Smart Meter Deployment at Sacramento Municipal Utility District
Date: April 18
Time: 1 p.m. CST
Presenter: Erik Krause, Sacramento Municipal Utility District

Visit the Utilimetrics website regularly for updated information, including announcements of new webcasts.


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Utilimetrics Turns 25 in 2012
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Utilimetrics is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and the board and staff members are very excited for your participation as we commemorate this special milestone all year.

Don Schlenger, currently with SAIC, was a charter member of the board of directors when the association was formed in 1987 as The Autovation Meter Reading Association. We'll feature Schlenger and some of our other longtime members in upcoming issues of News Link.


Utilimetrics 25th Anniversary Supporters
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Utilimetrics is very pleased to announce the association's 25th Anniversary Supporters. These companies secured their Autovation 2012 exhibit spaces early and we are grateful to them for their participation and support.

Why I Belong to Utilimetrics
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"I have found that Utilimetrics is the only organization that gives me easy access to all the national smart grid and smart meter users, providers and key players. In this industry, sharing is the key to success, and Utilimetrics provides the platform for sharing, networking and learning unlike any other forum."

A member of the Utilimetrics board of directors since 2006 David R. Scott is a Senior Project Manager/Energy Consulting & Engineering for SAIC Energy Environment & Infrastructure, LLC. Scott has been a member of Utilimetrics for 23 years.

Discover why membership in Utilimetrics is the best investment your company can make.

Take advantage of what Utilimetrics membership has to offer and join today. For more information or to apply, click here.


Thanks for Renewing
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Thanks to the following member companies that have recently renewed for 2012. Your support of Utilimetrics is sincerely appreciated. A very special thanks to Madison Gas & Electric, which renewed through 2016. Utilimetrics relies on membership dues to meet the growing education, information and networking needs of our members. Without your support we cannot continue to provide the exceptional programs and services that members have been enjoying for 25 years. If you have not yet renewed your membership for 2012, please contact Donna Stevens today.

Welcome New Members
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Sacramento Municipal Utility District rejoined Utilimetrics after a short absence. We're thrilled to have you back. Utilimetrics also welcomes Tesco, a source for electric meter testing equipment and metering accessories for over 100 years.

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Reserve Your Exhibit Space Today
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Make sure that your company has a prime location at Autovation, the premier utility automation conference and trade show, Sept. 30-Oct. 3, Long Beach, Calif. Contact Dan Corcoran, +1.312.541.0567.

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Paper Proposals Due Jan. 13
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The Utilimetrics Program Committee will begin reviewing paper proposals soon. To guarantee your proposal is among the first considered, make sure to complete and return the form by Jan. 13. Autovation provides you with an exceptional opportunity to share your cases studies, best practices and lessons learned with peers from around the world. Consumer engagement, data analytics and operations are just a few of the many areas Autovation 2012 will cover. Click here for information. If you have questions, contact Debby Scheck, +1.847.227.0477.



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Webcasts
Empowered
Customers
Smarter Grid: San
Diego Gas &
Electric's Smart
Meter Program
1 p.m. CST Jan. 18


Realizing the
Benefits of AMI:
DTE Energy's
Experience
1 p.m. CST Feb. 15

Meter & Billing
Issues: How to
Manage Meter and
Network
Exceptions
1 p.m. CST March
21

Smart Meter
Deployment at
Sacramento
Municipal Utility
District
1 p.m. CST April 18
Autovation 2012,
Long Beach, Calif.
Sept. 30-Oct. 3
Autovation 2013,
New Orleans, La.
Sept. 8-11
Autovation 2014,
Orlando, Fla.
Sept. 28-Oct. 1
 
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