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Michael A. Marullo, Contributing Editor
The other day I was thinking about high fuel prices – imagine that! Anyway, I got to wondering where this unprecedented run-up of prices was eventually all going and what the end result might be.
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Raymond Kelley and Ron D. Pate Elster
More than ever, utilities are focusing on distribution system reliability, including outage management and the utility’s responsiveness during outage situations.
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Michael A. Marullo, Automation/IT Editor
Besides being the world’s largest supplier of water meters, Sensus Metering Systems (Raleigh, NC) has long been a dominant force in Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) and other dimensions of the metering business for electric, gas and water utilities globally.
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Kelly James, Director of Market Strategy First Data Utilities | Powered by Peace CIS Miami, Florida USA
Utilities and energy companies will spend, without exaggeration, billions of dollars installing Smart Metering and meter data management (MDM) systems over the coming decade, taking the first steps toward enabling the Smart Grid.
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James Ketchledge, General Manager for Projects Enspiria Solutions
Successfully implementing Advanced Meter Infrastructure (AMI) capabilities and related Meter Data Management Systems (MDMS) is even more challenging than a typical utility project.
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Michael A. Marullo, Automation/IT Editor
It is my pleasure to introduce another new feature to our lineup this year. Executive Directions was created to expand awareness of an industry component that all too often does not receive the level of recognition it so richly deserves…
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Chris Purpura, Vice President of Marketing and Customer Solutions Aeris Communications
Smart Metering and the latest advances in automated metering infrastructure (AMI) are at the foundation of customer-oriented programs that contribute to Utilities’ “Green Initiatives”.
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Randy Vyskocil, Western Union Payment Services
There’s a dramatic shift taking place in the utilities market: a renewed focus on the environmental impacts of the industry and refurbishing an aging power grid.

 
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