The World Meter Design Congress is the ONLY meeting place for the world’s meter design engineers, system architects, R&D engineers and production professionals to gain insights into the new requirements and opportunities shaping the design and development of next-generation metering system.


  • The first Apple employee will talk about user interfaces: Apple’s human interface group: Lessons learnt – Bill Fernandez, CEO, Bill Fernandez Designs, NM, USA
  • Leading consultants will look at designing meters for future AMI rollouts: User requirements for AMI systems and the smart grid – Frances Cleveland, President and Principal Consultant, Xanthus Consulting, CA, USA
  • Real life case studies and success stories:
    • Breakfast smart session:  Meter design for the smart grid and experiences from the world’s first smart grid city – Session moderator: Bob Heile, Chairman, Zigbee Alliance, CA, USA
    • Getting the VOLT hybrid “plugged in”:  An EPRI senior representative will talk about working with General Motors and utilities on the challenges of preparing the nation’s grid.
  • The anatomy of Next-Generation Smart Meters: Are component technologies disruptive or interoperable?  Mark Buccini, TI Director metering / AMI, Texas Instruments, CA, USA
  • Requirements for scaling massive networks: Network Metrics for Smart Grid / AMI Networks –  James Pace, Senior Director, Business Development, Silverspring, CA, USA
  • Meter design for the smart grid and the Smart Energy Alliance: Smart design for the smart grid – Experiences from Europe – Josco Kester, Project Manager, ECN Energy Research Center, Holland



  • R&D engineers
  • System architects
  • AMI developers
  • Senior application engineers
  • Heads of R&D at metering and meter component companies
  • Technical directors from utilities
  • Meter and meter component companies

Compliments from some of the 150 delegates from 27 countries who attended the first event in 2008:

  • “Excellent oratory, very relevant and with practical information” – Kaushik Ghosh, PRI LTD, UK
  • “Great real world program”- Jim Williams, Wavecom INC, USA
  • “Good system view”- Brian Thompson, Landis+Gyr, Switzerland
  • “I think it was a very good show and we definitely want to be involved again in 2009!” – Mike Ueland, Telit, CA, USA

Some of the companies you will hear from in the program and see on the exhibit floor include:

AMI-SEC – BC Hydro – Capgemini (USA) – Cetecom – Bill Fernandez Design – DIYKYOTO – Dr Neuhaus Telekommunikation – EPRI – Enernex – Grid Net – Gruner AG – Home Media – Customer Performance LLC – ECN Intelligent Energy Grids – Itron – IPSO Alliance – Smart Energy International – – Sensinode – Silverspring Networks – Spintelligent – Telit Wireless Solutions – Texas Instruments – Vacuumschmelze – Xanthus Consulting – Zigbee Alliance – Z-Wave….. and many more!

Join us?
Contact: Julia Barton-Hill:
Phone: 888 559 8017 / EXT: 3524
Fax: 413 487 6276

February 23-24, 2009
San Francisco

Sheraton Fisherman’s Wharf Hotel
2500 Mason Street
San Francisco,
CA 94133, USA
Phone (415) 362-5500