Question: What do the following people have in common?

  • Scott Blackburn, AMI Business Manager, FP&L
  • Jana Corey, Director, AMI Initiatives, PG&E
  • Paul de Martini, Director of AMI Inivitatives, SCE
  • David Harkness, Vice President & CIO, PNM Resources
  • Jim Jones, Vice President & CIO, GR Energy
  • Donna LeClair, Chief Technology Officer, B.C. Hydro
  • Mike Messenger, Demand Response Program Manager, California Energy Commission
  • David O’Brien, President & CEO, Toronto Hydro
  • Shane Pospisil, President & CEO, OEA
  • Ted Reguly, Director, AMI Program Office, SDG&E
  • Michael Oldak, Senior Director, State Competitive & Regulatory Polices, Edison Electric Institute
  • Debra L. Reed, President & CEO of San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) & Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas)

Answer: They will be addressing over 600 attendees at the 9th annual Metering, Billing/CIS America 2008 conference in San Diego, CA from April 21-23, 2008.
 
This industry elite group will help attendees match their information and learning needs to help them tackle everyday smart metering, AMI, MDM, billing, CIS and customer management challenges. There’s no better way for electricity, water and gas utilities to piece it all together – learn, connect, explore and gain the edge in the metering and customer-end technology sector. Think smarter – bring your smart metering and customer management experience full circle.

The event will attract approximately 700 industry participants; 100 high-level speakers and 50 exhibitors. The audience includes a cross-section of North American and international electricity, water and gas utilities, who will give strategic and technological insight for advanced/smart metering, AMI, demand response management and customer management for North American utilities.

Sponsors include: ista North America, Echelon, Elster, Oracle, Silverspring, Tendril, Touchwork, Trilliant, Certicom, Cason, Enspiria, MeterSmart, Sensus Metering, emeter, CapGemini.

Host utility: San Diego Gas & Electric, and Participating utilities: Pacific Gas & Electric, Southern California Edison.

Some of the companies you will meet at the event and on the exhibition floor include:
Alclaratech; American Water Co; Anaheim; Anajet; Apogee Interactive Inc; Applied Energy Group; Atalum Wireless SA; Automated Energy; Avista Utilities; Demand Side Management; Azusa Light & Water Dept; Badger Meter Inc; BC Hydro; Belmont Municipality Light Department; BPL Global Limited; Bryan Texas Utilities; California Center for Sustainable Energy (SDREO); California Clean Energy Angel Fund; California Energy Commission; California Urban Water Conservation Council; Capgemini (USA); Certicom; Certicom Corporation; City of Alexandria; City of Carlsbad California Water Department; City of Dayton Water; City Of Henderson; City Of Houston; City of Mesa; City of Ottawa; City of Philadelphia/WRB; City of Philadelphia; City of San Luis Obispo; ClickSoftware Inc; Cognera Corporation; Cognetive Systems; Cognyst Consulting; Community Energy Cooperative; Consumers Energy; Corn Belt Energy Corp; Cucamonga Valley Water District; Current Group; Customer Performance Group LLC; Davis Engineering; DC Water & Sewer Authority; Detroit Edison; Digital Electric Solutions; Dominion Energy; Dominion Virginia Power; Dr Neuhaus Telekommunication; East Bay Municipal Utility District; Echelon Inc.; Service Provider Group; Ecology Action; Edison Electric Institute; EG Utility International A/S; EGW Systems Inc.; Elster Electricity LLC; eMeter Corporation; eMeter Strategic Consulting; Energate Inc.; Energy ICT; Enernex; EnerNex Corporation; EPRI; Fifth Generation Systems Ltd; Florida Power & Light Company; Foley and Lardner; Georgia Power Company; Global Smart Energy; Good Cents Solutions; Goodcents Solutions; Great River Energy; Greater Cincinnati Water Works; Grid Net. Inc.; Gruner AG; Herb Hirschfeld; Hitachi; HP; IIIT; Infosys Technologies Ltd; ista; ista North America; Itron; JEA; Kasembundit; KEMA Inc.; Kit Carson Electric Co-op; Korea Electric Power Research Institute; LS Industrial Systems; Madison Gas & Electric Company; Marquette Board of Light and Power; Maxim Integrated Products Inc.; McMinnville Electric System; Met-Ed a FirstEnergy Co; Smart Energy International; MeterSmart; National Technical Systems; New York Independent System Operator; NexLevel Information Technology; Nexus Energy Software; Nicor Gas; NIPSCO Industries; Occam Networks; Olameter Corporation; Oncor Electric Delivery; Ontario Energy Association; Oracle Utilities; Pacific Gas & Electric Company; Padre Dam Municipal Water District; PCN Technology; PG & E; PNM Resources; Portland (OR) Water Bureau; Portland General Electric Company; PPL Electric Utilities; Principal Plexus Research; QUALCOMM Wireless Business Solutions; Quatech; RW Beck/Plexus; Rappahannock Electric Coop; Regis-Breitingen; Rich Consulting; RouteSmart Technologies Inc.; S3C; Sacramento Municipal Utility District SMUD;  Salt River Project Power District; San Diego Gas & Electricity Corp; SAP America;  Saskatoon; SDG&E; Sempra Energy Utilities; Sempra Global; Sensus Metering Systems; Siemens Canada Limited; Silicon Laboratories; Silicon Valley Power/City of Santa Clara; Simply Automated; Southern California Edison; Southwest Gas Co.; Spintelligent LLC; Sprint Capital NW Inc; Tantalus Systems Corp; Tatung Company; Telit Wireless Solutions; Telvent; Tendril; Terasen Gas Inc.; Texarkana Water Utilities; Toronto Hydro Electric System Limited; Town of Cary; Tri-County Electric Co-op; Triton Water Technologies of CA; Tuolumne County Pub Power Agency; Tuolumne Public Power Agency; Twenty First Century Communications; University of Ottawa; Faculty of Engineering; US Metering & Technology; Utilimetrics (formerly AMRA); Utility Consumers' Action Network; Utility Integration Solutions; VaasaETT Global Energy Think Tank; ValuTech Solutions; Westar Energy Inc; ZigBee Alliance and more...

To view the program or to book your place visit www.meteringamerica.com OR call Neil Borthwick at 888 559 8017.