Award-Winning Utility Revenue Assurance

Advanced meters offer the prospect of saving utilities a lot of lost revenue. Part of the reason is that smart meters tell the supplier how much energy is being consumed on a regular basis. Compare that to a traditional dumb meter, which the company may not even have a record of in their systems, and which only gives accurate data as often as somebody reads it. Read here about United Illuminating, the winners of the 2007 metering award for best revenue assurance initiative, as decided by the Global AMI Utility Peer Group (UPN). The figures for 2006, with ROI of over 240% and $2.1 million in revenue recovered, speak for themselves.

Eric Priezkalns
Eric Priezkalns
Eric is the Editor of Commsrisk. Look here for more about the history of Commsrisk and the role played by Eric.

Eric is also the Chief Executive of the Risk & Assurance Group (RAG), a global association of professionals working in risk management and business assurance for communications providers.

Previously Eric was Director of Risk Management for Qatar Telecom and he has worked with Cable & Wireless, T‑Mobile, Sky, Worldcom and other telcos. He was lead author of Revenue Assurance: Expert Opinions for Communications Providers, published by CRC Press. He is a qualified chartered accountant, with degrees in information systems, and in mathematics and philosophy.