May 5, 2022

Mid-South Electric Metering Association – 2022

  • Basic ElectricityEverything you ever wanted to know about basic electricity is contained in this presentation. Learn about Ben Franklin’s battery, the first meters, the AC vs DC war, and much more. This presentation was given at the Mid South Meter School on May 3, 2022.
  • History of Electric MeteringThis 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!
  • TESCO Test Equipment– This presentation highlights TESCO’s Test Equipment for a variety of needs for today’s utilities. Some of the products included are desktop meter stations, meter test boards, hot socket accessories, transformer test equipment and software. Presented at Mid South Meter school on May 3, 2022.
  • TESCO Meter Manager and Field Client OverviewLearn about TESCO’s Meter Manager. The Asset management tracks unique items of value. They are often called physical assets or fixed assets. Inventory tracking refers to tracking non-unique items of value. These are often called stock or consumable items that track quantity, disposition, location. Then there’s Management of any field operation (aka Work Order Management) and the ability to gather real time information about metering (or non-metering) sites. All this and more makes Meter Manager a powerful software tool.
  • You Went AMI, Where Will You Go NextWe are only now beginning to understand how much AMI has changed and is continuing to change our world. This presentation will touch on the power of this AMI data, new tools we can create and the challenges we are facing to use this data. We will look at just a few of the new opportunities already being presented to us that we can use this data to take advantage of. Presented May 5, 2022

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March 16, 2022

Southeastern Meter School 2022

Electric Vehicles – Utility Impacts and Charging Stations – This presentation was part of the Keynote at the 2022 Southeastern Meter School in Auburn, AL, and discusses electric vehicles, electric vehicle service equipment, charging networks, and standards.

Instrument Transformer Testing – This presentation was given during the 2022 Southeastern Meter School in Auburn, AL. Understand the need and best practices for instrument transformer testing in an AMI world, including why and how to test, and what range of tests and checks to perform in the shop and in the field.

 

 

March 8, 2022

PREA Meter School 2022

  • Intro to Self-Contained, Transformer-Rated and Meter Forms – This presentation gives an overview of functionality of self-contained and transformer-rated meter forms. It will discuss electro-mechanical vs. solid state meters, meter forms, and Blondel’s Theorem. This presentation was given at the PREA Meter School on March 8, 2022.
  • 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! This presentation was given at the PREA Meter School on March 8, 2022.
  • AMI Technology Overview – This presentation will go over the benefits of AMI and where we are starting from, the overview of technologies involved with AMI, how AMI is changing Meter Service Departments and metering jobs, and the future of metering and AMI. This presentation was given at the PREA Meter School on March 8, 2022.
  • ANSI C12.1 Overview and Current Events – This presentation is an overview of the ANSI C12 Standards that pertain to electric metering. This presentation was given at the PREA Meter School on March 8, 2022.
  • Site Verification for Self-Contained Hot Socket Detection – This presentation covers differences between self-contained and instrument or transformer rated sites; transformer rated meter forms; test switches and CTs; Blondel’s Theorem; meter accuracy testing; checking the health of your CTs and PTs; and site verification (and not just meter testing). This presentation was given at the PREA Meter School on March 8, 2022.
November 11, 2021

Southeastern Distribution Apparatus School

Did you know vehicle manufacturers have announced over 100 electric vehicle models are to be introduced by 2024? This presentation was given at the Southeastern Distribution Apparatus School in Auburn, AL and covers Electric Vehicle Service Equipment (EVSE) and the testing of Electric Vehicle stations. This presentation covers types of EVSEs, market growth, regulatory environment and type approval and testing.  Presented by Tom Lawton.

August 18, 2021

Southeastern Meter School 2021

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June 14, 2021

North Carolina Electric Meter School – 2021

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April 13, 2021

TESCO Tuesday: Communication Equipment

Join us to learn more about the testing and use of different methods to talk to your meters.

For a PDF of the presentation, please email info@tescometering.com.

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April 6, 2021

TESCO Tuesday: Preparing for AMI Deployment

Gain insight from a former AMI Project Coordinator on how to prepare for an AMI Deployment. This presentation is for anyone getting ready for their first deployment or entering a secondary employment.

For a PDF of the presentation, please email info@tescometering.com.

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March 30, 2021

TESCO Tuesday: Meter Shop Testing

Learn why we test meters in the shop and how we test them. This presentation will cover that type of meter tests there are and how we know which meter tests are good and what to do with the test data.

For a PDF of the presentation, please email info@tescometering.com.

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March 23, 2021

TESCO Tuesday: Realizing Your Investment in Technology Through Analytics

Energy and utility companies are in an unfamiliar territory in which they must integrate alternative energies, expand situational awareness across the system and deepen their relationships with customers. Organizations that want to grow their business are adopting analytics and business intelligence to increase responsiveness, reduce operational costs and improve asset integrity. Business intelligence / analytics are crucial to solving key business problems for all organizations. For utilities, it can turn information from smart meter and smart grid projects into meaningful operational insights and understandings about their customer’s behavior. The analytics opportunity for utilities is clear, but there continues to be a lack of real investment to enable this initiative.

For a PDF presentation, please email info@tescometering.com.

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