Conference: Smart Metering West Coast 2006
Location: San Fransisco
Presenter: Jennifer Hassani
Abstract:Presented by Jennifer Hassani at Smart Metering West Coast 2006. In this paper Jennifer reviews the evolutionary paths of the telecommunications and electricity networks to apply the lessons learned in telecom to the rollout of advanced communications in the energy industry.  

During telecom deregulation, new business models were tested and consumers were often overwhelmed with the introduction of new features and choices available to them. However, most consumers adapted to deregulation and embraced the new technologies that emerged.  The introduction of smart meters to internet-savvy consumers will cause smart metering to become absorbed into an internet-converged world.