By the end of 2022, nearly 80% of U.S. households will have a smart meter. While most of these meters are electric, the modern networks they communicate under often form canopies over many water utilities and municipalities. With the right multi-application network canopy in place, water utilities now have an unprecedented opportunity to immediately leverage these existing assets to deploy smart water meters, leak sensors, analytics, consumer portals and more at a fraction of the time, cost, and maintenance of building out a separate, single-purpose network.
Join our webinar to hear how American Electric Power (AEP) is extending IoT connectivity to multiple neighboring utilities and cities to support water AMI, smart cities and more. Speakers will discuss this journey to date, including developing a business case for shared Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) models, operational challenges, identifying roles and responsibilities, program timeline and lessons learned. Speakers will also discuss the technical considerations for sharing networks between cities and water utilities and successful strategies for how other utilities can navigate regulatory considerations, making access to water modernization technology affordable and equitable for communities of all sizes.
Key Learning Objectives:
- Winning strategies to sharing smart grid networks between large utilities and neighboring utilities & cities
- Benefits of water AMI and access to advanced applications
- Navigating regulatory, privacy and business case challenges
- How to have the shared network conversation with your electric IOU neighbor