TXU Corporation, which has one of the largest energy infrastructures in the U.S. with over 160,000 km of distribution lines and provides power to over 3 million electric delivery points, will host a utility briefing and field visit to a metering installation as well an overview of their new and exciting customer contact center at the AMI, Smart Metering and Customer Management Technical Study Tour.

The tour will visit Houston, Dallas and San Antonio from May 6 – 11, 2007, with other electricity, gas and water utilities participating and showcasing their projects including Dallas Water Utilities, CenterPoint Energy, CPS Energy and Bryan Texas Utilities. These utilities from across Texas will give tour attendees priceless, first-hand knowledge of best practices in the industry. On site the utilities will also demonstrate the extended services beyond the meter such as customer billing, appliance monitoring, energy management and home security monitoring

Throughout the tour consultants, vendors and regulators will give briefings and demonstrations on the fundamentals of advanced/smart metering and AMI projects. The tour ends in San Antonio where it will join up with delegates at the 8th annual Metering, Billing/CIS America conference and exhibition and enable participants to meet and network with additional industry experts and technology providers.

For hands-on training experience that will draw on a wealth of proven industry experience from utilities, vendors, consultants and regulators involved in the many aspects of appraising, attaining and implementing technologies, the AMI, Smart Metering and Customer Management Technical Study Tour is a unique, not to be missed opportunity.   

Space on the tour is limited to 15 participants, who are being allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information and to register, visit www.smart-energy.com/tour