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NC Meter School Tackles Grid Tech

A long-standing conference keeps meter and substation experts in the know

NC Meter School Tackles Grid Tech

That electric meter on the side of your home is a pretty sophisticated device, and they’re getting more so all the time. But whether it’s an older model with dials and a spinning disk, a version with a digital display or a newer meter capable of automatically sending electric use data to your electric co-op, it takes trained technical staff to keep them working properly.

The NC Electric Meter School and Conference is one spot where that training occurs.

2019 marks the program’s 88th year, which is organized by NC State University around seven technical tracks for beginners on up to seasoned meter personnel. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn all aspects of metering, as well as basic substation equipment and operation, in a school environment.

“The industry has progressed with today’s technology, and metering interfaces have become varied and often directly related to other grid technologies — over time the conference has evolved as well to stay current and proactive,” said conference steering committee member Jimmy Green, manager of Customer Services with Supply-based Brunswick Electric. “To have been around for nearly 90 years and still be growing is a feat, and speaks to the quality of the program.”

The conference will be held June 23–27 in Myrtle Beach. Last year, nearly 600 attended, 90 of those being exhibitors, from 36 states as well as Canada, the Bahamas, Virgin Islands, Europe and Asia. For those wishing to attend, the deadline for an early bird registration discount (of $475 per person) is May 31.

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