Smart Metering West Coast 2008: One week to go!


There is only one week left to register your AMI team for Smart Metering West Coast, incorporating Smart Grids West Coast.

As the only executive forum for smart utilities in the West Coast region, Smart Metering West Coast will deconstruct the multitude of regulatory barriers and operational challenges associated with advanced meter roll out, demand response programs and meeting energy efficiency targets. Smart Grids West Coast will examine smart grid initiatives in the Northwest and focus on programs impacting the development of the smart grid.

Against this background Smart Metering West Coast 2008, taking place August 18 – 19, in Seattle, WA, will:

  • Review the policy, regulatory, technology and commercial drivers for smart metering
  • Investigate the strategies, standards and systems behind smart meter data management
  • Assess smart pricing options, security and theft detection
  • Explore the role of advanced metering in the evolution to an intelligent grid.

Some of the companies you will meet at the event include:

  • Aclara
  • Avista Utilities
  • Battelle Research
  • BC Hydro
  • Black & Veatch
  • Bonneville Power Authority
  • The Brattle Group
  • CalCEF Clean Energy Angel Fund
  • Capgemini Utility Practice
  • Climate Solutions
  • Customer Performance Group Drummond Group
  • Ecologic Analytics
  • Elster
  • Enspiria Solutions
  • EPRI
  • Europäische Funk-Rundsteuerung
  • Innomet
  • Itron
  • MBH Consulting
  • MeterSmart
  • Mexican Electric Research Institute
  • Navigant Consulting
  • NERA Economic Consulting
  • Oracle Utilities
  • Oregon Public Utilities Commission
  • Pacific Gas & Electric
  • Peak Load Management Alliance
  • Plexus Research
  • Portland General Electric
  • Power Holding Company of Nigeria Puget Sound Energy
  • R.W. Beck
  • S3C Inc.
  • San Diego Gas & Electric
  • Sensus Metering Systems
  • SilverSpring Networks
  • Smart Grid News
  • Tacoma Power
  • Trilliant
  • Washington Utilities & Transport Commission

The combination of smart metering and the intelligent grid is transforming the energy landscape for utilities and their customers, with new ways of measuring and managing supply and use across the grid and into homes and businesses. These pioneering technologies will open the way for improved reliability and enhanced operational efficiency. Meet with interstate stakeholders, national industry experts and local utilities to debate the future of smart metering and the smart grid.

For more information please go to or contact Ryan Matthews