North Carolina Electric Meter School – 2021
Monday, June 14, 2021:
- New Uses for Electric Meters as We Continue to Leverage AMI Technology – At the 2021 North Carolina Electric Meter School, Tom Lawton gave the Opening Keynote on smart meters and the increasingly important role the meter is playing in the smart grid.
- 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!
Tuesday, June 15, 2021:
- Theory of AC and DC Meter Testing – Starting with a little bit of history, this presentation dives into the theory of AC and DC Meter Testing, including resistive, inductive, and capacitive load, energy, instantaneous power, complex circuits, phasors, and more.
- Asset Insights Through Analytics – This presentation takes a look at how organizations are adopting analytics and business intelligence in order to increase responsiveness, reduce operational costs, and improve asset integrity.
- CT Testing: Theory and Practice – (Polyphase) This presentation discusses self-contained vs. transformer-rated CTs, functions and terminology, CT testing, ratio testing, burden testing, and more.
Wednesday, June 16, 2021:
- 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.
- Complete Site Testing – (Management) The best way to be sure you are getting the correct revenue from a site is to test the entire site. Learn how to find any diversions, corrosion, broken or frayed wiring as well as all the tests you can perform while at a site.
- Certifying DC Electric Vehicle Chargers and AC Level Two Chargers – This presentation goes over the different types of EVSEs, its market growth, regulatory environment, and the standard approvals and testing.
- Ratio, Burden, and Admittance Testing – This presentation goes over CT functionality basics, ratio testing, burden testing, admittance testing, and demag functions.
- Complete Site Testing – (Advanced) The best way to be sure you are getting the correct revenue from a site is to test the entire site. Learn how to find any diversions, corrosion, broken or frayed wiring as well as all the tests you can perform while at a site.
- Asset and Inventory Management in the IoT Utility 2.0 World – 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.
- Current Metering Safety Topics – This presentation goes over some of the safety issues in the industry.
- Communicating to Your Meters – This presentation reviews the different methods of communicating to your meters, the reasons for them, and some of the testing and challenges related to them.
Thursday, June 17, 2021:
- Meter Safety – This presentation goes over some of the safety issues in the industry.
- 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.