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Advanced Metering Infrastructure: It seems so important to the electric industry – yet why has it not been deployed more broadly in the Northeast?
Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI or so called “smart metering”) is viewed across the electric utility industry as an important means to change the way electricity is used and managed. Meters that allow interaction with the utility, that can respond to price signals instantly, that could integrate and coordinate the electric usage of appliances and the grid, could have wide ranging benefits, but also unintended implications. It could be the enabler to create new utility models, new services for consumers to control and manage their energy usage, opportunities for distributed energy developers, new energy efficiency services, and innovative initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Yet, deployment of AMI has been slow in coming. The possibilities of the clean tech industry seem limitless, and yet almost completely unfulfilled due to the lack of AMI.
This EBC Energy Resources program will examine the benefits and possibilities of AMI and why we have not seen widespread deployment in the Northeast. Speakers from different perspectives in the industry will provide their views.
Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (2.5 training contact hours). Please select this option during registration if you wish to receive a certificate.
Value of Grid Modernization and the Role of AMI
- David O’Brien, Director, Energy Strategy & Operations, Navigant
Emerging AMI Technology and Benefits Enabled
- Bruce Husta, Area Vice President, Itron, Inc.
End-Use Customer Experiences with AMI
- Greg Geller, Director, Regulatory and Government Affairs, EnerNOC
A Utility Perspective
- Peter Zschokke, Director of Regulatory Strategy, National Grid
Final Draft – EBC Energy Resources Program – Advanced Metering Infrastructure