Utilities, for years, have inherently been a place of little or slow change. We’ve done metering in the same way for 50+ years – all a very manual process. Over the last 30+ years, we’ve built information systems that are great at collecting data, but we don’t do much with that data. Utility companies, including City Utilities, are finally embracing technology in new ways, and at the forefront are IoT and data analytics. This presentation will focus on the business aspects of implementing Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI – an IoT technology) and using data analytics to improve operating efficiency.
Chris Hill is the Director of Measurement and Advanced Metering at City Utilities in Springfield, MO. He has been with City Utilities for 31 years. Chris has spent 15 years in IT and 10 years in Operations in Technology. The last 6 years have been focused on building a GIS area and expanding its use throughout the company; and bringing AMI (Advanced Metering Infrastructure) to the utility, including managing the current on-going AMI project. His current responsibilities include: Electric, gas and water meter shops; AMI Operations; Data Analytics and overall AMI project management. Chris also serves on the Computer Science Department Advisory Board.