Presentations

Below are links to presentations by trade show or customer, sorted alphabetically and chronologically.





AclaraConnect
  • Electric Meter and Transformer Testing in an AMI World - The objective of this presentation is to understand the need and best practices for meter and instrument transformer testing in an AMI World including: acceptance and functional testing during and after AMI, Certification, Accuracy testing in the shop and field, Blondel's theorem and why this matters to us in metering, Site Verification and not just meter testing, Instrument Transformer Testing (in shop and in field), and AMI meter population management. 05/16/2018
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AGA Operations Conference & Biennial Exhibition
  • Gas Meter Farms - This presentation gives insight on managing AMI meter populations and testing continuously evolving communication technology in a post deployment world. 5/3/2017
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Caribbean Meter School
  • Fundamentals of Transformer Rated Field Meter Testing and Site Verification - In this presentation, you will learn the basics - differences between self contained and transformer or instrument rated meter sites, transformer rated meter forms, test switches and CT's, meter accuracy testing in the field, checking the health of your CT's and PT's, and site verification 6/19/2017
  • Advanced Polyphase Metering - This presentation gives an in-depth view of advanced polyphase metering. 6/20/2017
  • Metering In a Post AMI World - This presentation will highlight the new value proposition for metering personnel at their respective utility companies in a post-AMI world. 6/20/2017
  • Meter Asset Tracking and the Power of Analytics in an AMI System - This presentation will discuss how Asset Tracking for Metering has changed dramatically over the past dozen years and what the term “asset tracking” will mean for meter services in the future. We will also discuss how the data being harvested from our new AMI systems is changing our Operations. 6/21/2017
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CARILEC Engineering Conference & Exhibition
  • Managing the Meter Shop of the Future Through Better Tools and Information - This presentation examines how AMI data, the collection of this data and the creation of tools to use this data have dramatically changed and is continuing to change metering operations. We will look at some of the challenges we are facing as we learn how to do business most effectively with this information and these tools. 07/24/2018
  • Big Data: The Collection, Analysis and Use in a Post-AMI World - This presentation examines how AMI data, the collection of this data and the creation of tools to use this data have dramatically changed and is continuing to change metering operations. We will look at some of the challenges we are facing as we learn how to do business most effectively with this information and these tools. 07/26/2017
  • Hot Socket Issues: Causes and Best Practices - This presentation discusses the causes of hot sockets, what to look for when inspecting an existing meter installation for a hot socket, and what the best practices are for handling potential hot sockets. 07/2015
  • Site Verification - Protocols & Tools for Complex Metering Installations - Over much of the 20th century, utilities, regulators and customers each relied upon lab and field meter testing efforts which were primarily focused upon the accuracy of the watt-hour meter and demand register. This focus is now changing with overwhelming deployment of electronic meters and significant deployment of AMR and AMI meters throughout the installed base in North America. The focus has now shifted to the metering installation as a whole and not the accuracy of the meter. 7/2014
For a PDF, please email info@tescometering.com

DistribuTech
  • Hot Socket Issues - Causes and Best Practices - This presentation will cover the results of our lab investigation into the sources for hot sockets, the development of a fixture to simulate hot sockets, the tests and data gleaned from hot sockets, and a discussion of "best practices" regarding hot sockets. 2/2/2017
For a PDF, please email info@tescometermanager.com

ECNE
  • CT Testing Theory & Practice - This presentation will give you an understanding of self contained and transformer rated current transformers. 3/8/2017
  • Site Verification - This presentation summarizes the feedback we have received on this topic from Utilities large, small and everywhere in between over the past 36 months and where we believe the "best practices" are heading for Meter Service Departments regarding Site Verification. 3/9/2017
  • Challenges for Meter Operations of the Future - This presentation will highlight the new value proposition for metering personnel at their respective utility companies in a post-AMI World. Examples of issues which have arisen or been identified over the course of various deployments and in the immediate aftermath of an AMI deployment. 10/27/2016
  • Functional Testing - How to Cope With Ever Changing Needs & Requirements - This presentation will discuss the differences between functional and accuracy testing, the types of functional testing required in a post-AMI world & the need for functional testing as well as Certification or FAT testing (first article testing). 3/2016
  • Fusing Metering Voltages for High Capacity Circuits - This presentation will discuss how the use and need for voltage transformers has changed over the last twenty years. With the introduction of auto-ranging electric meters, meter technicians need to be prepared, use the appropriate tools and PPE for high capacity circuits (without VT's), as this method has become increasingly popular. 3/2015
  • Hot Socket Issues - Causes & Best Practices - Hot Sockets are not a new phenomenon. Virtually every meter man has pulled a meter with a portion of the meter base around a blade melted and virtually every utility has been called to assist in the investigation of a fire at a meter box. AMI deployments, because of the volume of meters involved, put a spot light on this issue. What causes a hot socket? Are the meters ever the cause of a meter box failure? What are the things to look for when inspecting an existing meter installation? What are the best practices for handling potential hot sockets? This presentation will cover the results of our lab investigation into the sources for hot sockets, the development of a fixture to simulate hot sockets, the tests and data learned from hot sockets, and a discussion of "best practices" regarding hot sockets. 10/2014
  • ANSI Testing - Proposed Changes to ANSI C12 - Understand contents of ANSI Standard C12.20-2010. 10/2014
  • ANSI 2014 Update - Status Update for the ANSI Standards. 10/2014
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EDA
  • History of Electric Metering - This presentation gives a thorough overview of electric metering from the 1870s to today and even what metering will look like in the future. From AC to DC, Edison to Westinghouse, this presentation takes a look at billing, meter types, standards, how electric metering has evolved and will continue to evolve. 05/24/2018
  • History of Metering - This presentation will go through the history of the electric meter, dating back to 1802 and noting significant visionaries who helped play a part in the evolution of the meter as we see it today. 5/2016
  • Meter Shops of the Future - As many utilities have elected to deploy advanced metering systems and millions of new solid-state, microprocessor based end-points with communications under glass, a dramatic shift has begun regarding where metering resources are being deployed and what they are doing. This presentation will highlight the new value proposition for metering personnel at their respective utility companies in a post-AMI World. Examples of issues which have arisen or been identified over the course of various deployments and in the immediate aftermath of an AMI deployment. 11/2014
For a PDF, please email info@tescometering.com


EEI (Edison Electric Institute)
  • Instrument Transformers - Following the Money: Best Practices in a Post AMI World - This presentation goes over best practices for sizing, optimizing revenue, correct installation, accuracy, and more of transformers installed for AMI. 04/10/2018
  • Asset Management & Inventory Tracking Systems for Metering Services - This presentation gives an overview of TESCO's Meter Manager including asset and inventory, benefits and ROI, project methodology, meter shop and field operations, advancing business process optimization, and much, much more. 10/2/2017
  • Electric Vehicle Chargers: An Exploding Energy Market - This presentation gives an overview of the electric vehicle market, power systems implication, distribution impact, and regulatory factors. 10/2/2017
  • New Product Update: Next Generation Test Equiment for the Next Generation of Meters, Standards, and System Functionality - TESCO has been working very hard to develop new products and services to become the primary outside metering resource for electric utilities. In this presentation, we feature 16 new products that will be released this year. 10/2/2017
  • Meter Farms: AEIC Measurement Technologies Working Group - This presentation will explain what meter farms are, how to size and format a meter farm, and discuss uses of a meter farm. 10/3/2017
  • Big Data - The Collection, Analysis & Use in a Post AMI World - This presentation is the third in a series of three examining how data, the collection of this data and the use of this data have dramatically changed and is continuing to change in our industry as a result of AMI. We will discuss how AMI and other sources of field data is changing the way we do business and what some of the challenges are that we face in making use of this data. 10/2016
  • Asset Tracking Systems for Meter Services - This presentation is the second of a series of three examining how data, the collection of this data and the use of this data have dramatically changed and is continuing to change in our industry as a result of AMI. We will discuss how Asset Tracking for Metering has changed dramatically over the past dozen years and what the term "asset tracking" will mean for meter services in the future. 4/2016
  • Managing Vendor Issues on AMI Design - We see a large cross section of Electric Utilities. Our goal is to visit every utility in North America each year, over 3,300 of them. We do not get to every one, every year, but we come pretty darn close. Over the past several years the things that we get asked about, the equipment people ask us for, new features they ask us for, new services they ask us for start fitting certain patterns. While there is definitely quite a bit of regionally specific needs and common practices, there are also some clear trends. One of these trends is Site Verification. This presentation will attempt to summarize the feedback we have received on this topic from Utilities large, small and everywhere in between over the past 36 months and where we believe the "best practices" are heading for Meter Service Departments regarding Site Verification. Over much of the 20th century, utilities, regulators and customers each relied upon lab and field meter testing efforts which were primarily focused upon the accuracy of the watt-hour meter and demand register. This focus is now changing with the deployment of electronic AMR and AMI meters to the majority of the 155 Million connected customers in North America. The focus has now shifted from just the accuracy of the meter to also checking other features of the meter (e.g. communication and disconnect devices), the firmware versions and settings of the meter, and the overall meter installations for both residential and C&I customers. Incorrect or miscalculated site information or undetected problems can lead to an improperly metered customer not related to the meters accuracy and could also lead to potential safety issues. 10/2015
  • Keeping the Customer Safe - Socket Safety Clips, Hot Sockets, and Other Recent Research & Development at TESCO. 10/2014
  • Hot Socket Issues - Causes & Best Practices - This presentation will cover the results of our lab investigation into the sources for hot sockets, the development of a fixture to simulate hot sockets, the tests and data learned from hot sockets, and a discussion of "best practices" regarding hot sockets. 4/2014
For a PDF, please email info@tescometering.com

Florida Power & Light Presentation
  • Hot Socket Issues - Causes and Best Practice - This presentation will cover the results of our lab investigation into the sources for hot sockets, the development of a fixture to simulate hot sockets, the tests and data gleaned from hot sockets, and a discussion of "best practices" regarding hot sockets. 3/3/2017
For a PDF, please email info@tescometermanager.com

GLEMS
  • Hot Socket Issues - Causes and Best Practice - This presentation discusses the causes of hot sockets, what to look for when inspecting an existing meter installation for a hot socket, and what the best practices are for handling potential hot sockets. 08/15/2018
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Heartland Metermans Conference
  • ANSI Standards - An Update for Meter Service Departments - This presentation will give you an understanding of the contents of ANSI C12.20-2010 for 0.2 and 0.5 Accuracy Class Meters. You will also discuss the relationship of C12.20 to C12.1, and review the ANSI C12.20 changes planned for 2015 Edition and ANSI C12.1 changes planned for 2014, Finally, you will understand the new ANSI C12.29 for Field Testing and potential time frame, in addition to discussing how this will affect how we test in the field. 4/2014
  • Current Transformers: Ratio & Burden Testing - This presentation will give you an understanding of self contained and transformer rated current transformers. You will also discuss meter testing, CT testing, ratio & burden testing. 4/2014
For a PDF, please email info@tescometermanager.com

Landis & Gyr Exchange
  • Hot Socket Issues - Causes & Best Practices - Hot Sockets are not a new phenomenon. Virtually every meter man has pulled a meter with a portion of the meter base around a blade melted and virtually every utility has been called to assist in the investigation of a fire at a meter box. AMI deployments, because of the volume of meters involved, put a spot light on this issue. What causes a hot socket? Are the meters ever the cause of a meter box failure? What are the things to look for when inspecting an existing meter installation? What are the best practices for handling potential hot sockets? This presentation will cover the results of our lab investigation into the sources for hot sockets, the development of a fixture to simulate hot sockets, the tests and data learned from hot sockets, and a discussion of "best practices" regarding hot sockets. 6/2014
For a PDF, please email info@tescometermanager.com


MEA Electric Operations Technical & Leadership Summit
  • History of Metering - This is a fun presentation that gives an overview of the history of metering including the "founding fathers" of the metering industry, breakthroughs, technical advancements, patents and even a look into what the future holds for metering. 05/9/2018
  • Hot Sockets - Follow Up and Management - This presentation reviews what a hot socket is, what the causes of a hot socket are and how to respond to a hot socket. 05/10/2018
  • NEMA/ANSI Standards: Background, Updates, and Discussion - This presentation was part of a roundtable discussion at the MEA Electric Operations Technical and Leadership Summit and gives background, history, and an overview of ANSI Standards. 5/12/2017
  • ANSI C12.20 and Proposed Field Testing Changes - Understand contents of ANSI Standard C12.20-2010. 5/2013
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Mid-South Electric Metering Association
  • Meter Operations in a Post AMI World - This presentation will highlight the new value proposition for metering personnel at their respective utility companies in a post-AMI World. 5/4/2017
  • Hot Socket Issues: Causes and Best Practices - This presentation will cover the results of our lab investigation into the sources for hot sockets, the development of a fixture to simulate hot sockets, the tests and data gleaned from hot sockets, and a discussion of “best practices” regarding hot sockets. 5/4/2017
  • TESCO AMI Specific Products & Services - This presentation discusses TESCO's products and services to assist with AMI deployment. Discover what to expect before, during, and after AMI deployment and how TESCO works with you throughout the entire process. 5/1/2017
  • Customer Perceptions of New AMI Meters - Throughout this presentation you will understand customer concerns about smart meters and AMI. 
    Also, you will be able to respond as a Utility and as a Utility Worker.  5/2016
  • New Product Update - An Overview of new TESCO products release in 2015/2016. 5/2016
  • Hot Sockets - Issues, Causes & Best Practices - Hot Sockets are not a new phenomenon. Virtually every meter man has pulled a meter with a portion of the meter base around a blade melted and virtually every utility has been called to assist in the investigation of a fire at a meter box. 
    AMI deployments because of the volume of meters involved put a spot light on this issue.  What causes a hot socket? Are the meters ever the cause of a meter box failure?  What are the things to look for when inspecting an existing meter installation?  What are the best practices for handling potential hot sockets?  This presentation will cover the results of our lab investigation into the sources for hot sockets, the development of a fixture to simulate hot sockets, the tests and data gleaned from hot sockets, and a discussion of “best practices” regarding hot sockets.  5/2016
  • Meter Inventory Management & Automating Meter Records - TESCO has been involved with metering for more than 100 years. We focuses solely on the needs of metering, with a wide range of software, test equipment, and tools. Meter Manager is the result of more than 20 years of experience creating software for electric and gas utilities. It has been designed from the ground up to meet your needs not only today, but in the future. Meter Manager is built with state-of-art tools and modern software architecture, which continues to grow with new and expanded features, all of which are made available to all of our customers. 5/2015
  • Meter Operations in a Post AMI World - As many utilities have elected to deploy advanced metering systems and millions of new solid-state, microprocessor based end-points with communications under glass, a dramatic shift has begun regarding where metering resources are being deployed and what they are doing. This presentation will highlight the new value proposition for metering personnel at their respective utility companies in a post-AMI World. Examples of issues which have arisen or been identified over the course of various deployments and in the immediate aftermath of an AMI deployment. 5/2015
  • Customer Perceptions of New AMI Meters - Throughout this presentation you will:
    Understand customer concerns about smart meters and AMI. Be able to respond as a Utility and as a Utility Worker. 5/2015
  • Site Inspections - Looking for Dangerous Installations and Incorrect Billing - Over much of the 20th century, utilities, regulators and customers each relied upon lab and field meter testing efforts which were primarily focused upon the accuracy of the watt-hour meter and demand register. This focus is now changing with overwhelming deployment of electronic meters and significant deployment of AMR and AMI meters throughout the installed base in North America. Meter Failure modes are changing. More meters are rejected for functional test failures than accuracy tests. One of the benefits of AMI is that utilities can spend less time on residential metering and focus their meter techs on their more complex metering operations. More time can and should be spent inspecting and testing the Transformer rated installations in each utilities service territory. 5/2015
  • In-Service Meter Test Programs After AMI Deployment - Throughout this presentation, you will: Understand Types of Meter Testing. Review Categories of Meter Testing. Review Test Plans for Meters. Review TN (and NC, GA, AL, MS, KY) Meter Testing Requirements. Review Why Statistical Test Plans Are Best. Review Changes for ANSI Testing Requirements. Review Aspects of Traceability of Meter Test Results. 5/2014
  • Customer Perceptions of New AMI Meters & What Meter Services Can Do To Help Or Hinder The Cause - This presentation will help you understand customer concerns about Smart Meters and AMI. You will also be able to respond better as a Utility and as a Utility Worker. 5/2014

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    Mississippi Electric Meter School
    • Transformer Rated Metering - In this presentation, the topics covered include: differences between self contained and transformer or instrument rated meter sites; transformer rated meter forms; test switches and CT's; Blondel's Theorem and why this matters to us in metering; meter accuracy testing in the field; checking the health of your CT's and PT's; and site verification. 9/27/2017
    • Meter Asset Management at Coop's, IOU's and Muni's - This presentation will discuss how Asset Tracking for Metering has changed dramatically over the past dozen years and what the term "asset tracking" will mean for meter services in the future. In the past we had Corporate asset management systems that originated on the financial side of the business and we had meter record systems that handled all metering test results. Between the two we would have all of our bases covered. . 9/2016
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    National Academy of Forensic Engineers Winter Conference
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    National Conference on Weights & Measures Annual Meeting
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    Nebraska Meter Conference
    • Ratio, Burden, and Admittance - This presentation will cover the results of our lab investigation into the sources for hot sockets, the development of a fixture to simulate hot sockets, the tests and data gleaned from hot sockets, and a discussion of "best practices" regarding hot sockets. 2/7/2017
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    New York State Electric Meter Engineers Conference (NYSEMEC)
    • Instrument Transformers, Following the Money: Best Practices in a Post AMI World - This presentation discusses best practices to ensure all transformers used for metering circuits are properly sized. Also included is how to optimize revenue regardless of customer usage over time, best practices to ensure transformers and meters have been installed correctly and will perform in the same fashion, and best practices for certifying the accuracy class of the transformers and how to best set up a shop testing and field testing/verification program. Finally, this presentation goes over the costs of implementing such a system and the costs and risks of not implementing such a system. 05/23/2018
    • ANSI Standards Review - This presentation covers standards published by the American National Standard Institute (ANSI). 10/11/2017
    • Hot Socket Detector - This presentation will cover the results of our lab investigation into the sources for hot sockets, the development of a fixture to simulate hot sockets, and a discussion of best practices regarding hot sockets. 10/11/2017
    For a PDF, please email info@tescometering.com

    New York State Public Service Commission
    • Hot Socket Issues - Causes and Best Practice - This presentation will cover the results of our lab investigation into the sources for hot sockets, the development of a fixture to simulate hot sockets, the tests and data gleaned from hot sockets, and a discussion of "best practices" regarding hot sockets. 1/26/2017
    For a PDF, please email info@tescometermanager.com


    North Carolina Electric Meter School - 2018
    • Metering, Operations and Utilities: 2020 and Beyond - This presentation was given during the General Session of the 2108 North Carolina Electric Meter School. Topics covered included how metering has changed from the 1870s to now, the status of AMI, Smart Meters and a Smartgrid, and how meter services play a role in the utility of the future. 06/25/2018
    • History of Electric Metering - This presentation takes an in-depth look at the history of electric metering starting with Ben Franklin's Electric "battery" around the year 1670. The battle of the currents (AC vs. DC) is discussed, as well as the watt-hour meter, meter manufacturers, how metering has changed and what metering is today. We hope you enjoy this! 06/25/2018
    • AMI Meter Certification Before, During and After Deployment - Manage change and minimize risk of AMI Meter Certification throughout the process of deployment. Topics covered include: initial certification testing and First Article Testing; Developing functional testing from initial certification protocols; the need for continued certification training on a regular basis; and protocols and frequency for certification testing during and after deployment. 06/26/2018
    • Extending the AMI Network with Intra-Grid Sensors (SAMSCO) - This presentation discusses what intra-grid sensors are and why we need them, including distributed energy resources, electric vehicles, and more. 06/26/2018
    • Meter Testing 101 - This presentation covers the basics of meter testing including: why we test; how to test; types of meter tests; how utility tests differ from customer request tests; in-service testing; and what to do with the test data. 06/26/2018
    • CT Testing: Theory and Practice - This presentation discusses self-contained vs. transformer rated CTs, functions and terminology, CT testing, ratio testing, burden testing, and more. 06/27/2018
    • 21st Century Power Measurements - Then ... Now ... and Tomorrow. This presentation discusses how meters, loads, and communications have changed over the years and why it is important today. Standards Changes are reviewed as well as new definitions. 06/27/2018
    • How to Hire and Train the Right Employee for Meters and Metering Technology - The lack of workforce and competition are two of the biggest factors affecting hiring in the industry. Having a strong employer brand and growth opportunities will help attract and retain employees within your organization. Read more in this presentation about how to hire and train the right employee for meters and metering technology. 06/27/2018
    • Ratio, Burden, Admittance Testing - This presentation was for an Advanced Session at North Carolina Meter School and discussed CT functionality Basics, Terminology and Specifications, Ratio Testing, Burden Testing, Admittance Testing, and Demag Functions. 06/27/2018
    • Street Lights - A New Metering Frontier - This presentation will discuss the current usages and challenges for streetlight metering and the latest in testing/qualification of streetlight meters. 06/27/2018
    • Current Metering Safety Topics - Safety is imperative in metering. This presentation discusses dangers, statistics, arc flash, and how to prevent and properly protect yourself from any potential dangers as well as what to look for while on site that could be a hazard. 06/28/2018
    • Electric Vehicle Chargers: An Exploding Energy Market - This presentation introduces you to the electric vehicle market. It discusses EVSE (electric vehicle service equipment) basics, Handbook 44 Requirements, and real world testing of EVSE. 06/28/2018
    • Challenges for Meter Shop Operations of the Future - This presentation examines how AMI data, the collection of this data and the creation of tools to use this data have dramatically changed and is continuing to change metering operations. We will look at some of the challenges we are facing as we learn how to do business most effectively with this information and these tools. 06/28/2018
    For a PDF, please email info@tescometering.com

    North Carolina Electric Meter School - older
    • Vendor Perspective on the Direction of the Grid - This presentation takes a look into where metering is headed and what it means for meter services and related electric operations. From our perspective, we will review what our customers are asking us for, what the marketplace is starting to look for, and how we can apply new technologies. 6/26/2017
    • History of Electric Metering - This presentation gives a history of electric metering from the 1870s to metering today and covers early metering luminaries, AC versus DC, meter manufacturers, the watt-hour meter, and how metering has evolved. 6/26/2017
    • History of Electric Metering (6/27/17) - This presentation gives a history of electric metering from the 1870s to metering today and covers early metering luminaries, AC versus DC, meter manufacturers, the watt-hour meter, and how metering has evolved. 6/27/2017
    • Managing the Meter Shop of the Future Through Better Tools & Information - This presentation examines how AMI data, the collection of this data and the creation of tools to use of this data have dramatically changed and is continuing to change metering operations. We will look at some of the challenges we are facing as we learn how to do business most effectively with this information and these tools. 6/27/2017
    • AC Circuit Theory - Starting with a little bit of history, this presentation dives into anything and everything AC, including resistive, inductive, and capacitive load, energy, instantaneous power, complex circuits, phasors, and more. 6/27/2017
    • Electric Vehicle Chargers - This presentation covers Electric Vehicle Service Equipment (EVSE). From the basics, to the market, standards, and trends, this presentation covers it all. 6/27/2017
    • New Challenges for the Meter Shop - From then to now, this presentation discusses the challenges facing the meter shop today. Included in this discussion is AMI installments, meter farms, and meter qualification testing. 6/27/2017
    • Three Phase Theory - This presentation is all about three phase theory, complete with diagrams and theories. 6/27/2017
    • Introduction to Instrument Transformers - This presentation discusses current transformers (CT's) and the accuracy, burden, load, errors, rating, and testing associated with them. 6/28/2017
    • Managing Vendor Issues on AMI Design - The goal of this presentation is to understand how to identify the greatest vendor-related risks for an AMI deployment, understand who the stakeholders are for an AMI roll out, and to review and discuss examples of risk mitigation. 6/28/2017
    • Meter Operations in a Post AMI World - As many utilities have elected to deploy advanced metering systems and millions of new solid-state, microprocessor based end-points with communications under glass, a dramatic shift has begun regarding where metering resources are being deployed and what they are doing. This presentation will highlight the new value proposition for metering personnel at their respective utility companies in a post-AMI World. Examples of issues which have arisen or been identified over the course of various deployments and in the immediate aftermath of an AMI deployment. 6/28/2017
    • Meter Testing 101 - This presentation explains why we test, types of tests and requirements, and data tracking. It's anything and everything you wanted to know about meter testing! 6/29/2017
    • Site Verification - Protocols & Tools for Complex Metering Installtions - Over much of the 20th century, utilities, regulators, and customers each relied upon lab and field meter testing efforts which were primarily focused upon the accuracy of the watt-hour meter and demand register. This focus is now changing with overwhelming deployment of electronic meters and significant deployment of AMR and AMI meters throughout the installed base in North America. The focus has now shifted to the metering installation as a whole and not the accuracy of the meter. This presentation will discuss best practices, check lists, shop testing and more. 6/29/2017
    • 21st Century Power Measurements - This presentation takes a look at metering past, present and future and discusses current changes and standards. 6/29/2017
    • ANSI Standards Review - This presentation reviews ANSI Standards, meter forms, and outlines new definitions. 6/29/2017
    • Panel Discussion - Meter Technicians - Where Do We Go From Here? - Metering is becoming more about IT. Some metering departments have been reorganized after AMI as part of the IT department. Metering emphasis will shift strongly toward C&I customers and further and further away from residential meters. Metering resources are being refocused on C&I accounts. There are fewer levels of meter tech. Every meter tech needs to be at the higher level as there is not enough lower level work to warrant full time employees. Utility commissions are being less forgiving of allowing rate relief for project over runs and metering inaccuracies. 6/2016
    • Field Testing - Over much of the 20th century, utilities, regulators and customers each relied upon lab and field meter testing efforts which were primarily focused upon the accuracy of the watt-hour meter and demand register. This focus is now changing with overwhelming deployment of electronic meters and significant deployment of AMR and AMI meters throughout the installed base in North America. The focus has now shifted to the metering installation as a whole and not the accuracy of the meter. 6/2016
    • Meter Testing 101 - As many utilities have elected to deploy advanced metering systems and millions of new solid-state, microprocessor based end-points with communications under glass, a dramatic shift has begun regarding where metering resources are being deployed and what they are doing. This presentation will highlight the new value proposition for metering personnel at their respective utility companies in a post-AMI World. Examples of issues which have arisen or been identified over the course of various deployments and in the immediate aftermath of an AMI deployment. 6/2016
    • Meter Operations in a Post AMI World - Highlights of the new value proposition for metering personnel at their respective utility companies in a post-AMI world. Examples of issues which have arisen or been identified over the course of various deployments and in the immediate aftermath of an AMI deployment. 6/2016
    • Meter Asset Management at Cooperatives, IOU's, and Municipalities - This presentation will discuss how Asset Tracking for Metering has changed dramatically over the past dozen years and what the term "asset tracking" will mean for meter services in the future. In the past we had Corporate asset management systems that originated on the financial side of the business and we had meter record systems that handled all metering test results. Between the two we would have all of our bases covered. 6/2016
    • Managing Vendor Issues on AMI Design - This presentation will discuss AMI Risk Mitigation and Vendor Management. 6/2016
    • New Product Update - This presentation will give you an update on new TESCO products, released since the last North Carolina Electric Meter School. 6/2016
    • History of Metering - This presentation will go through the history of the electric meter, dating back to 1802 and noting significant visionaries who helped play a part in the evolution of the meter as we see it today. 6/2016
    • Meter Testing 101 - As many utilities have elected to deploy advanced metering systems and millions of new solid-state, microprocessor based end-points with communications under glass, a dramatic shift has begun regarding where metering resources are being deployed and what they are doing. This presentation will highlight the new value proposition for metering personnel at their respective utility companies in a post-AMI World. Examples of issues which have arisen or been identified over the course of various deployments and in the immediate aftermath of an AMI deployment. 6/2015
    • Safety Topics - Hot Socket Issues, Causes & Best Practices - Hot Sockets are not a new phenomenon. Virtually every meter man has pulled a meter with a portion of the meter base around a blade melted and virtually every utility has been called to assist in the investigation of a fire at a meter box. AMI deployments, because of the volume of meters involved put a spot light on this issue. What causes a hot socket? Are the meters ever the cause of a meter box failure? What are the things to look for when inspecting an existing meter installation? What are the best practices for handling potential hot sockets? This presentation will cover the results of our lab investigation into the sources for hot sockets, the development of a fixture to simulate hot sockets, the tests and data gleaned from hot sockets, and a discussion of "best practices" regarding hot sockets. 6/2015
    • Customer Perceptions of New AMI Meters & What Meter Services Can do to Help or Hinder the Cause - Throughout this presentation you will learn to understand customer concerns about Smart Meters and AMI meters. You will also be able to respond as a Utility and as a Utility Worker. 6/2015
    • Site Verification - Protocols & Tools for Complex Metering Installations - Over much of the 20th century, utilities, regulators and customers each relied upon lab and field meter testing efforts which were primarily focused upon the accuracy of the watt-hour meter and demand register. This focus is now changing with overwhelming deployment of electronic meters and significant deployment of AMR and AMI meters throughout the installed base in North America. The focus has now shifted to the metering installation as a whole and not the accuracy of the meter. 6/2015
    • TESCO Meter Manager - Tools to Help You More Efficiently Manage Your Meter Department - TESCO has been involved with metering for more than 100 years. Our focus has always been on the needs of metering, with a wide range of software, test equipment, and tools. Meter Manager is the result of more than 20 years of experience creating software for electric and gas utilities. Meter Manager has been designed from the ground up to meet your needs not only today, but in the future as well. It is built with state-of-art tools and modern software architecture. Our software continues to grow, with new and expanded features, all of which are made available to all of our customers. 6/2015
    • Hot Socket Issues - Causes & Best Practices - Hot Sockets are not a new phenomenon. Virtually every meter man has pulled a meter with a portion of the meter base around a blade melted and virtually every utility has been called to assist in the investigation of a fire at a meter box. AMI deployments, because of the volume of meters involved, put a spot light on this issue. What causes a hot socket? Are the meters ever the cause of a meter box failure? What are the things to look for when inspecting an existing meter installation? What are the best practices for handling potential hot sockets? This presentation will cover the results of our lab investigation into the sources for hot sockets, the development of a fixture to simulate hot sockets, the tests and data learned from hot sockets, and a discussion of "best practices" regarding hot sockets. 6/2014
    • Meter Operations in a Post AMI World - Highlights of the new value proposition for metering personnel at their respective utility companies in a post-AMI world. Examples of issues which have arisen or been identified over the course of various deployments and in the immediate aftermath of an AMI deployment. 6/2014
    • Current Transformers: Ratio & Burden Testing - This presentation will give you an understanding of self contained and transformer rated current transformers. You will also discuss meter testing, CT testing, ratio & burden testing. 6/2014
    For a PDF, please email info@tescometermanager.com


    Northwest Electric Meter School
    • Functional Testing: How to Cope with Ever-Changing Needs & Requirements - This presentation discusses the differences between functional and accuracy testing, discusses the types of functional testing required in a post AMI world, and also discusses the need for functional testing as well as certification or FAT (first article testing). 8/22/2017
    • Hot Socket Issues: Causes & Best Practices - This presentation discusses the sources for hot sockets, the tests and data gleaned from hot sockets, and a discussion of "best practices" regarding hot sockets. 8/24/2017
    For a PDF, please email info@tescometering.com


    NYS Gas Measurement Group Meeting
    • Asset Management Gas Meter Farms - This presentation shows how meter farms are a new tool for managing AMI meter populations and testing continuously evolving communication technology in a post deployment world. 10/4/2017
    For a PDF, please email info@tescometering.com

    NYSEG & RG&E Annual State Meter Tech Meeting
    • Metering Operations During and After AMI Deployment - As many utilities have elected to deploy advanced metering systems and millions of new solid-state, microprocessor based end-points with communications under glass, a dramatic shift has begun regarding where metering resources are being deployed and what they are doing. This presentation will highlight the new value proposition for metering personnel at their respective utility companies in this AMI dominated World. Examples of issues which have arisen or been identified over the course of various deployments and in the immediate aftermath of an AMI deployment. 10/2015
    For a PDF, please email info@tescometermanager.com


    PREA (Pennsylvania Rural ELectric Association) Meter School
    • Transformer Rated Metering Site Verification - This presentation covers the differences between self contained and transformer or instrument rated meter sites, transformer rated meter forms, test switches and CT's, Blondel's Theorem and why it matters to metering, meter accuracy testing in the field, checking the health of your CT's and PT's, and site verification (not just meter testing). 03/13/2018
    • ANSI Standards and Recent Updates That Affect Metering - This presentation explains what ANSI is, how ANSI operates, and the important updates involving metering. 03/13/2018
    • Hot Socket Detection Best Practices: Due to the sensitive information within this presentation, Hot Socket Detection Best Practices, is only made available by request. Please email info@tescometering.com to request a copy.
    For a PDF, please email info@tescometering.com

    Rocky Mountain Meter School
    • Test Switch Operation, Specifications & Accessories - An introduction to test switches. 3/2016
    • Hot Sockets - Issues, Causes & Best Practices - Hot Sockets are not a new phenomenon. Virtually every meter man has pulled a meter with a portion of the meter base around a blade melted and virtually every utility has been called to assist in the investigation of a fire at a meter box. AMI deployments, because of the volume of meters involved, put a spot light on this issue. What causes a hot socket? Are the meters ever the cause of a meter box failure? What are the things to look for when inspecting an existing meter installation? What are the best practices for handling potential hot sockets? This presentation will cover the results of our lab investigation into the sources for hot sockets, the development of a fixture to simulate hot sockets, the tests and data learned from hot sockets, and a discussion of "best practices" regarding hot sockets. 3/2016
    • Test Switch Operation, Specifications & Accessories - An introduction to test switches. 3/2014
    For a PDF, please email info@tescometermanager.com

    SEE Metering & Distribution Service Devices Committee Meeting
    • New Product Update - TESCO delivers a new product update at SEE 2017 that includes Meter Qualification Boards, Meter Farms, Meter Lab Boards, Hot Socket Products, Meter Lab and Meter Shop Services, Multi-Position Meter Test Boards, and Meter Manager Software Suite. 11/2014
    For a PDF, please email info@tescometermanager.com<


    SEMA
    • A Look Forward at the Direction of the Grid (SEMA Keynote Address for the 92nd Annual Short Course & Conference) - This presentation looks into where the industry is heading, what to look for, how new technologies are applied, and what to exepct in the future. 11/06/2017
    • Basic Electricity - This presentation gives the history of electricity, basic concepts, theories, and laws. It is a great overview of electric metering for any novice in the industry! 11/06/2017
    • ANSI Standards and Recent Updates That Affect Metering - This presentation highlights ANSI (American National STandard Institute, Inc.) standards and recent updates that affect metering, including code for electricity metering, new meter forms and more. 11/06/2017
    • Introduction to Transformer Rated Metering - This presentation will cover the basics and differences between self-contained and transformer or instrument rated meter sites. Also discussed are transformer rated meter forms, test switches and CT's, Blondel's Theorem and why this matters to metering, meter accuracy testing in the field, checking the health of your CT's and PT's, and Site Verification (and not just meter testing). 11/07/2017
    • Burden Testing, Theory, and Practice - This presentation will cover the basics and differences between self-contained and transformer or instrument rated meter sites. Also discussed are transformer rated meter forms, test switches and CT's, Blondel's Theorem and why this matters to metering, meter accuracy testing in the field, checking the health of your CT's and PT's, and Site Verification (and not just meter testing). 11/08/2017
    • Managing Meter Shops of the Future Through Better Tools & Information - This presentation will highlight the new value proposition for metering personnel at their respective utility companies in a post-AMI World. Examples of issues which have arisen or been identified over the course of various deployments and in the immediate aftermath of an AMI deployment. 11/14/2016
    • Managing Vendor Issues on AMI Design - New features and functionality are being added at a tremendous rate. Bugs, fixes, improvements are being implemented constantly in the meter. How do we manage these and what can happen in the real world? 11/14/2016
    • Meter Farms –New tools for AMR/AMI Meters - This presentation will discuss the uses and what features should be included in your meter farm. 11/14/2016
    • Meter Farms –New tools for AMR/AMI Meters - This presentation will go over the protocols and frequency for certification testing before, during, and after deployment of AMI meters. 11/15/2016
    • Introduction to Transformer Rated Metering - This presentation will discuss why we worry about testing and inspecting Transformer Rated Services. 11/15/2016
    • Hot Socket Conditions & Effective Investigation - Hot Sockets are not a new phenomenon. Virtually every meter man has pulled a meter with a portion of the meter base around a blade melted and virtually every utility has been called to assist in the investigation of a fire at a meter box. AMI deployments, because of the volume of meters involved, put a spot light on this issue. What causes a hot socket? Are the meters ever the cause of a meter box failure? What are the things to look for when inspecting an existing meter installation? What are the best practices for handling potential hot sockets? This presentation will cover the results of our lab investigation into the sources for hot sockets, the development of a fixture to simulate hot sockets, the tests and data learned from hot sockets, and a discussion of "best practices" regarding hot sockets. 11/2015
    • Meter Operations in a Post AMI World - Highlights of the new value proposition for metering personnel at their respective utility companies in a post-AMI world. Examples of issues which have arisen or been identified over the course of various deployments and in the immediate aftermath of an AMI deployment. 11/2015
    • AMI Site Verification - Protocols & Tools for Complex Metering Installations - Over much of the 20th century, utilities, regulators and customers each relied upon lab and field meter testing efforts which were primarily focused upon the accuracy of the watt-hour meter and demand register. This focus is now changing with overwhelming deployment of electronic meters and significant deployment of AMR and AMI meters throughout the installed base in North America. The focus has now shifted to the metering installation as a whole and not the accuracy of the meter. 11/2015
    • ANSI Standards & Recent Updates - Throughout this presentation you will... Understand contents of ANSI C12.20-2010 for 0.2 and 0.5 Accuracy Class Meters Understand the Relationship of C12.20 to C12.1 Understand ANSI C12.20 Changes Planned for 2015 Edition and ANSI C12.1 changes planned for 2014 Understand new ANSI C12.29 for Field Testing and potential time frame Discuss – Will this affect how we test in the field? 11/2015
    • CT Burden Testing - This presentation will give you an understanding of self contained and transformer rated current transformers. You will also discuss meter testing, CT testing, ratio & burden testing. 11/2015
    • Field & Customer Request Meter Testing - Customers always have the right to request a meter test. Some utilities and some jurisdictions allow for testing at the customer site, others require a test in a laboratory environment. Some allow the customer to witness the test and others require the utility commission to witness the test. Utilities must show that the meter tests well and must demonstrate that they have a test program in place to ensure the meters in service are performing well. This presentation will demonstrate: Why do we test? How do we test? What types of meter tests are there? How do utility tests differ from customer request tests? What is In-Service Testing? How do we know meter tests are good? What do we do with the test data? 11/2015
    • Hot Socket Issues - Causes & Best Practices - Hot Sockets are not a new phenomenon. Virtually every meter man has pulled a meter with a portion of the meter base around a blade melted and virtually every utility has been called to assist in the investigation of a fire at a meter box. AMI deployments, because of the volume of meters involved, put a spot light on this issue. What causes a hot socket? Are the meters ever the cause of a meter box failure? What are the things to look for when inspecting an existing meter installation? What are the best practices for handling potential hot sockets? This presentation will cover the results of our lab investigation into the sources for hot sockets, the development of a fixture to simulate hot sockets, the tests and data learned from hot sockets, and a discussion of "best practices" regarding hot sockets. 11/2014
    • Meter Operations in a Post AMI World - Highlights of the new value proposition for metering personnel at their respective utility companies in a post-AMI world. Examples of issues which have arisen or been identified over the course of various deployments and in the immediate aftermath of an AMI deployment. 11/2014
    For a PDF, please email info@tescometering.com


    Sensus Reach
    • Hot Socket Issues: Causes and Best Practices - This presentation will cover the results of our lab investigation into the sources for hot sockets, the development of a fixture to simulate hot sockets, the tests and data gleaned from hot sockets, and a discussion of “best practices” regarding hot sockets. 10/23/2017
    For a PDF, please email info@tescometering.com

    Southeastern Meter School & Conference
    • Standards - Accuracy, Precision & Traceability - This presentation will discuss and gain an understanding about: What is ANSI C12.1 and why do we care? What is suitable traceability according to the law? The need for Meter Standards and traceability in electric metering. The definition of metrology and the application of this science in electric metering. The difference between accuracy and precision and why both are important. The use of Standards in the test lab. The use of portable Standards in the field. 3/2016
    • Hot Socket Issues - Causes & Best Practices - Hot Sockets are not a new phenomenon. Virtually every meter man has pulled a meter with a portion of the meter base around a blade melted and virtually every utility has been called to assist in the investigation of a fire at a meter box. AMI deployments, because of the volume of meters involved, put a spot light on this issue. What causes a hot socket? Are the meters ever the cause of a meter box failure? What are the things to look for when inspecting an existing meter installation? What are the best practices for handling potential hot sockets? This presentation will cover the results of our lab investigation into the sources for hot sockets, the development of a fixture to simulate hot sockets, the tests and data learned from hot sockets, and a discussion of "best practices" regarding hot sockets. 3/2014
    For a PDF, please email info@tescometermanager.com

    SWEMA
    • Hot Sockets Issues - Causes & Best Practices - Hot Sockets are not a new phenomenon. Virtually every meter man has pulled a meter with a portion of the meter base around a blade melted and virtually every utility has been called to assist in the investigation of a fire at a meter box. AMI deployments, because of the volume of meters involved, put a spot light on this issue. What causes a hot socket? Are the meters ever the cause of a meter box failure? What are the things to look for when inspecting an existing meter installation? What are the best practices for handling potential hot sockets? This presentation will cover the results of our lab investigation into the sources for hot sockets, the development of a fixture to simulate hot sockets, the tests and data learned from hot sockets, and a discussion of "best practices" regarding hot sockets. 6/2014
    For a PDF, please email info@tescometermanager.com

    TechAdvantage
    • Hot Socket Issues - Causes and Best Practice - This presentation will give you an understanding of self contained and transformer rated current transformers. You will also discuss meter testing, CT testing, ratio & burden testing. 2/28/2017
    • Hot Socket Issues - Causes & Best Practices - Hot Sockets are not a new phenomenon. Virtually every meter man has pulled a meter with a portion of the meter base around a blade melted and virtually every utility has been called to assist in the investigation of a fire at a meter box. AMI deployments, because of the volume of meters involved, put a spot light on this issue. What causes a hot socket? Are the meters ever the cause of a meter box failure? What are the things to look for when inspecting an existing meter installation? What are the best practices for handling potential hot sockets? This presentation will cover the results of our lab investigation into the sources for hot sockets, the development of a fixture to simulate hot sockets, the tests and data learned from hot sockets, and a discussion of "best practices" regarding hot sockets. 2/2015
    For a PDF, please email info@tescometermanager.com


    UMMA Winter Conference
    • The History of Electric Metering - This presentation gives a thorough overview of the history of electric metering from the first known observations of electricity from the ancient Egyptians to the development of the world's first power grid. Also discussed is the War of the Currents, early electric metering, and what the future may hold for the industry. 02/07/2018
    For a PDF, please email info@tescometering.com

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