Of the many refreshing case studies to be heard at this year’s Metering, Billing/CIS America conference, one in particular stands out for its scale and complexity. Michael Godorov from PPL Electric Utilities will share his utility’s experiences with AMI and beyond.

PPL Electric’s customer service project has had an enormously positive effect on the industry and its customers. They are the first utility to prove that a system can handle all the interval data and also provide two years of online data for their customers to view.

PPL’s effort to provide information to customers establishes that they are proactively working to meet customer expectations. Customers should have choices in managing their usage, and providing them with powerful tools to analyze energy gives them the incentive to shift use to off-peak hours. In turn, it also provides an opportunity to shave peak demand that could result in reduced prices when purchasing from suppliers in the competitive market.

Helping customers analyze their usage and giving them some simple steps to make their homes more energy efficient can help offset future prices increases as well as protect the environment. PPL Electric continues to be ranked among the best companies in the U.S. for customer satisfaction. This ranking is based on PPL Electric’s forward thinking efforts to anticipate our customer needs and give them the tools to be more energy efficient. Our implementation of technology has improved both customer satisfaction and operational efficiencies.

Mr Godorov will discuss the project in great detail on March 23, from 1:30 pm.

Michael Godorov is the manager for AMI operations at PPL Electric Utilities.  He has a varied experience at PPL, which spans over 30 years. Mike has held individual contributor and leadership positions throughout his career in various areas including construction, marketing, distribution, power delivery and customer services. Today, Mike leads a diverse group of individuals in AMI Operations who manage an AMR system to secure daily, hourly and interval readings from over 1.4 million meters. Additionally, he is responsible for assuring that the Meter Data Management system effectively utilizes the AMI data to meet business needs.

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)

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neil.borthwick@spintelligent.com
(EXT 3538)

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