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Integrating AMI and OMS: webinar replays and presentation materials

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If you’re considering integrating advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) with an outage management system (OMS), know that there can be pitfalls along the way. Click to watch replays from our April 22, 2014 webinar to learn from the experts where those pitfalls are, the tactics for successful integration and its benefits.

 

Panelists included:

 

·         Forrest Small, Vice President of Grid Optimization Strategy for BRIDGE Energy Group

·         Ranjan Raja, Meter Data and Operations Integration Manager for BC Hydro

 

         

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As you will see, the webinar is in five segments for more convenient viewing. Also, download the presentation materials used during the webinar and a recent story on the topic by SGN Chief Analyst Jesse Berst, webinar moderator.

 

PART 1: Jesse Berst provides an overview of the challenges inherent in integrating AMI and OMS. Forrest Small explains how BRIDGE Energy helps utilities get a handle on the operational value of their AMI/OMS investments.

 

PART 2: In this Q&A, Forrest Small and Ranjan Raja respond to questions regarding tactics. Questions concern the role of meter data management systems in AMI and OMS integration, intermittent communication and metering issues.

 

PART 3: Ranjan Raja shares a real-life perspective on integration and what BC Hydro has done in the context of BC Hydro’s smart metering program. He explains the program’s components, purpose, goals and the utility’s reasoning behind the choices it made.

 

PART 4: Ranjan Raja continues his explanation of the BC Hydro program and delves into it in more detail by describing the utility’s early assumptions and how they compare to the realities of the integration process.

 

PART 5: In the wrap up, Forrest Small and Ranjan Raja respond to audience questions, which include whether BC Hydro relied on predetermined OMS, handling major storms versus small outages and who is involved in the integration process.