Conference: Metering, Billing, CRM/CIS Australia and New Zealand 2005.
Location: Melbourne
Presenter: Ezra Beeman
Abstract:   The paper provides an overview of EnergyAustralia Network’s experience to date with the largest ever deployment of smartmeters in Australia. Beginning with the basic assumptions underpinning the strategic investment, the paper touches on the major organisational, planning and implementation issues EnergyAustralia has surmounted while ramping up its smartmeter deployment by a factor of ten over the course of a single year. This achievement is contemplated in the context of global trends, and lessons are drawn for the Australian electrical supply as it heads down a similar path. The paper concludes by laying out EnergyAustralia Network’s tactical approach to maximising its return on investment, as well as a longer-term vision for the industry.