This year, AMR and advanced metering technologies will be a key focus at African Utility Week, with a workshop reviewing advanced metering technologies and projects within different environments by US-based global metering consultant Dr Howard Scott.

African Utility Week, taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 28 May - 1 June 2007, is now less than two weeks away.  

“There is a new wave of hope for metering and revenue collection in Africa and the event will expose African utilities to their counterparts in the US and Europe and other parts of the world, enabling them to learn from one another,” remarked Jonathan Spencer Jones, Editor of Smart Energy International.

The Advanced Metering Workshop forms part of Metering, Billing/CRM Africa and International and South African Prepayment Weeks. Other highlights include insight and hands-on experience on the new wave of prepayment and the development of new meter schemes and billing and customer service solutions, with review of new projects taking place across the continent and the opportunity to view metering sites in Johannesburg and Cape Town.

In addition to the metering tracks, African Utility Week comprises a number of other collocated events, including the Southern African Power Industry Convention and ESCO Africa.

Over 70 industry experts will be speaking at the event, including:

  • Smunda Mokoena, CEO of NERSA, South Africa
  • Herman Mutima Sakrini, Secretary General of UPDEA
  • Lawrence Musaba, Coordinator of the SAPP, Zimbabwe

For more information and to register, please visit www.african-utility-week.com