Advancing understanding of public policy issues in the utility industry through the Wisconsin Idea
Advanced Metering Roundtable
A Chatham House Rule Discussion
This is a members only meeting
September 14, 2012
The Engineering Centers Building * 1550 Engineering Drive, Madison WI.
When a meeting, or part thereof, is held under the Chatham House Rule, participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed.
Objective of this program: By 2015 it has been estimated that nearly 50% of the country will have installed digital meters. They will run the gambit from meters that allow utilities to read meters from the street to meters that enable the growth of a new partnership between the customer and the system load. Our program is designed to allow utilities and other organizations actively working in this area to discuss what we are encountering in this new and developing area. Note: No specific information regarding rates will be discussed at this meeting.
This is an update by utilities from around the region on what they are seeing and doing with advanced metering systems in their service territory. Note that specific rates will not be discussed at this meeting.
8:15 – 8:45 Introductions—What’s On Your Mind
8:45 – 9:30 WPS Update on Meters: Brian Teddy, Manager – Advanced Metering Infrastructure, Customer Relations, Wisconsin Public Service (this session will be offered in two parts to allow for sufficient discussion and to view displays)
9:30 – 10:15 How States and State Utility Commissions are Approaching Smart Meter Deployments: Diane Ramthun, Public Service Commission Wisconsin
10:15 – 10:30 Break
10:30 – 11:30 Status of Advanced Meters in North America: Ahmad Faruqui, The Brattle Group
11:30 – 12:15 Meters—Operational Longevity, Asset Depreciation: Roundtable Discussion
12:15 – 1:00 Working Lunch and Discussion–Dietram Scheufele, UW Madison
1:00 – 2:15 Case Study: Commonwealth Edision’s Pilot Programs
2:15 – 3:00 WPS Case Study Continued
3:00 – 3:30 Roundtable Discussion: The room will be set in a square and participants can nominate topics for discussion such as:
3:30 4:00 Electric Vehicles–includes a visit to the WPS Volt
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