The foremost experts in the field of AMI deployment, business case analysis, and technology selection will be attending the 10th Annual Metering, Billing/CIS America. Presentations will include three unique case studies from the trio of industry leading West Coast utilities, namely Pacific Gas & Electric, San Diego Gas & Electric, and Southern California Edison.

Jana Corey is currently responsible for evaluating emerging technology in the smart metering and smart grid industry. She was previously the Director responsible for PG&E’s Advanced Metering Infrastructure project which involves installing 9 million remotely read gas and electric meters in PG&E’s northern California service territory. Ms Corey was responsible for development of the business case, securing regulatory approval, and initiating deployment of meters and network equipment, and also has previous experience in PG&E’s corporate strategic planning, regulatory relations, and field operations.

Ted Reguly has been director of the Smart Meter Program Office at San Diego Gas & Electric since 2005, and has been with SDG&E since 1981. His primary responsibility is to oversee the development and implementation of a comprehensive smart meter solution for SDG&E’s service territory.

Jim Cherrie is the director of Edison SmartConnect™, Southern California Edison’s (SCE’s) award-winning program to replace the company’s 5.3 million electricity meters with smart meters that will enable customers to better manage their energy use and SCE to better manage its electricity grid. His responsibilities include Product Development, Contract Management, Quality Management, and Field Deployment.

Expected to cost more than $1 billion and to take 4 years to complete, the Edison SmartConnect™ program is a major undertaking estimated to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in California while contributing to a more reliable power grid.

Cherrie joined SCE in 2007. Previously, he worked for seven years with Sempra Energy, most recently as vice president of marketing for Sempra Energy Solutions. Before that he held several management positions with Scottish Power, where he worked for over 20 years. Cherrie’s background includes managing industry alliances, product development, technology management, quality management, program management, customer service, marketing, transmission, and distribution.  

10th Annual Metering, Billing/CIS America Conference & Exhibition
March 22 – 25, 2009 – Miami, FL

Learn, connect, explore and gain the edge in the metering and customer-end utilities sector at this powerhouse event! The Metering, Billing/CIS America 2009 conference and exhibition is the ideal environment for electricity, water and gas utilities to converge and deliberate the industry’s most pressing concerns.

Visit www.meteringamerica.com to register, or request further information from the following contacts:

Phone: 888 559 8017 (US) / +27 21 700 3500 (International)
Fax: 413 487 6276 (US) / +27 21 700 3501 (International)

For information on the program and speaking opportunities, please contact Ryan Matthews: ryan.matthews@spintelligent.com (EXT 3535)

For sponsorship or exhibition information, please contact Neil Borthwick:
neil.borthwick@spintelligent.com (EXT 3538)

For registration information, please contact Jimina Schmidt:
jimina.schmidt@spintelligent.com (EXT 3521)

For travel and accommodation information, please contact Rue Limekhaya:
rue.limekhaya@spintelligent.com (EXT 3510)