Explore this year’s professional program with sessions focused on asset management, utility risk and resilience and water quality challenges – along with the new smart water utility and potable reuse tracks.
Join our session as our Energy & Utilities experts as we discuss how utilities are evaluating AMI. Details below!
Session: AMI Network Options – Owned, Shared, Cellular, LoRa, Leased
Wednesday, June 12, 1:30 PM
As utilities evaluate AMI, there is mounting pressure to use existing telecommunications networks, preventing redundant networks from being constructed across the same geography. Water utilities today have a myriad of options – private, shared, leased, cellular, LoRa, and IoT. Network design has important ramifications on AMI costs, the likelihood of obtaining funding, future workforce requirements, and overall system performance. Furthermore, many of these telecommunication decisions are not easily reversed, and therefore will have long-standing impacts on the utility. This session will summarize the pros and cons of different network designs and provide a detailed case study on California American Water’s shared-network AMI pilot.
- Tricia Anklan, Manager, Energy & Utilities Practice, West Monroe Partners
- Mike Wayman, Senior Director, Energy & Utilities Practice, West Monroe Partners
- Edward A. Simon, Director of Business Performance and Supplier Diversity, California American Water
Date and Time:
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Session begins at 1:30 PM MST
Colorado Convention Center
700 14th St.
Denver, CO 80202
Register below, we hope to see you there!