An advanced metering and infrastructure technical study tour is being organized to view AMR and other metering projects in South Africa.

The tour forms part of African Utility Week and will start in Johannesburg on 28 May 2007 and then move to Cape Town, where in addition to further site visits delegates will be able to participate in workshops, conferences and an exhibition.

African Utility Week is the largest metering, billing and customer service event in Africa, and includes Metering, Billing/CRM Africa and International and South African Prepayment Weeks, as well as other power sector events. A comprehensive exhibition, including a Power Lifestyle SMART LIVING EXPO, which will bring the important issue of energy efficiency to the foreground, will enable viewing of the latest technologies that are available in South Africa as well as in the international market.

African Utility Week, widely regarded within the industry as the blueprint for power planning in Africa, offers a unique training, networking and discussion platform and will demonstrate how utilities can be more efficient and offer cost effective services through improved infrastructure, load management, service delivery and revenue management choices.

 “This event addresses pertinent issues on power planning in time of crisis as well as pertinent issues in a restructuring climate and is the perfect platform for industry players to come together to create the trends in the utility business for the future development of Africa,” says Jonathan Spencer Jones, editor of Smart Energy International magazine, host publication of African Utility Week.

For more information on African Utility Week 2006 and its co-located events, please contact Le-ann Hare Keymer on tel. +27 21 700 3500, fax +27 21 700 3501, or le-ann@spintelligent.com