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Metering & AMI Interest Group A Technology Transfer Outreach Effort of the EPRI IntelliGrid Program

Purpose of the Metering and AMI Interest Group

The Metering and AMI Interest Group is a forum for utilities to share concerns, experiences, and best practices regarding smart meters and AMI systems.

Over the last decade, the utility industry has witnessed the transformation of metering from electromechanical designs that had been stable for a hundred years to new solid state electronic designs. Many concerns and questions regarding the reliability and use of these new meters exist. In addition, communication systems (AMI) are being deployed, adding new aspects to the process of reliably and accurately collecting meter data. These networks are also new and evolving, and merit discussion.

The forum allows peers to work directly together, determining the breadth of issues, and to share ideas regarding potential corrective actions. The discussion helps to identify and prioritize needed research and may help to coordinate testing activities across utility, EPRI, and other labs.

The Metering and AMI Interest Group meets by teleconference and/or webcast quarterly, and in additional meetings on the basis of member interest and need.

Who Should Participate

Utility personnel involved in the design, selection, testing, deployment, management, and replacement of electricity meters and metering communication systems.

Schedule of Upcoming Webcasts

  • February 4th, 2014 – 11AM Eastern
  • April 2nd, 2014 - 11AM Eastern
  • June 5th, 2014 - 11AM Eastern
  • August 14th, 2014 - 11AM Eastern
  • October 2nd, 2014 - 11 AM Eastern
  • December 2nd, 2014 - 11 AM Eastern