Acceptance testing and commissioning of AMR/AMI systems


Conference: Metering, Billing, CRM/CIS America 2006
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Presenter: Dick Preston
Abstract: Any time a large system is procured there comes a point when you need to formally determine if it is working the way its supposed to work, and whether you got what you paid for it. The successful passage of a formal acceptance test is often a trigger for payment of large sums of money. So the stakes are big. This presentation demonstrates how to design an acceptance test, how to run it and identify the challenges? The utility wants it to be very demanding and tough; the supplier obviously wants the test to be readily completed.