Dec 30, 2008

Call for Speakers -- Autovation 2009

Automation 2009, to be held Sept. 13 to 16 in Denver, is now accepting papers on AMR/AMI deployment

Share your expertise with utility industry peers at Autovation 2009, the premier conference focusing on AMR/AMI and Smart Grid, scheduled for Sept. 13 to 16 in Denver.

Experienced industry speakers are being sought to discuss challenges, solutions and the “how-tos” of AMR/AMI deployment. For more than 20 years, Autovation has attracted utility professionals interested in the newest technology, communication strategies and advanced applications. Utility speakers receive complimentary registration for presenting.

Your utility has a story to tell. Your experience is of great value to your peers, who are also in the process of building the business case, developing deployment strategies and discovering "day two" benefits.

The program committee is looking for papers on the following topics: planning strategies, strategic automation planning, AMI procurement strategy, pilot test, RFP, contract negotiation, deployment, asset management, quality management, IT integration, security, acceptance testing, business process revision, project management, risk management, predeployment and planning, change management technology, metering (electric, water, gas), meter network communication, home area network, meter data management, standards interoperability, prepayment service, metering communication implications of green supply (solar, wind), future trends and emerging technologies, data security policy economics, state regulatory directions, rate impacts of AMI investment, low income policy impacts, payment options, load management and workforce.

Featured utilities will report results on:
· Impact;
· Outcomes;
· Methodology; and
· Problems and solutions.

To submit, visit Abstract_Welcome.cfm.