SmartMeter program update – operational benefits realization


Conference: Smart Metering West Coast
Location: Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A
Presenter: Jim Meadows
Abstract: Presented by Jim Meadows at Smart Metering West Coast

PG&E’s SmartMeter program will be the largest implementation of AMI technology in the United States once fully implemented in 2011 and will include about 10.3 million upgraded meters.  The program has a positive business case; benefits exceed costs over its 20 year life.  Operational benefits cover roughly 90% of costs.  The bulk of operational benefits stem from the elimination of manual meter reading.  In this session, we will share lessons and insights on realizing meter reading benefits.  The process for realizing these benefits involves several steps and provides data that can be used to prioritize deployment activities.