A Service Bureau business – A current look at the meter data collection outsource options today


Conference: Metering Americas 2001
Location: Miami, Florida
Presenter: Chris Greenwell
Abstract: In this paper Greenwell explains the service bureau branch in the energy with reference to meter data collection and the issues surrounding it. In particular he focusses on the unbundling of utility functions are creating change, competition does do more, utility objectives add to burden, changes have an impact on metering, who does the service bureau sell to and why do they buy, a meter collection company’s backlog, range of outsourced energy information services, growth in interval metering and what makes a successful service bureau.