Develop economically viable and robust roll-out plans to maximise the return on investment and to deliver the best outcomes to customers


About The Course

Smart meters can combine a range of environmental, financial and service quality benefits for all stakeholders in the utility sector. Energy companies are now developing either government-led or market driven smart meter infrastructures and roll-out plans. Ensuring the economic viability of a smart meter roll-out is vital. Various scenarios and market developments need to be considered carefully. This must-attend three-day training course offers insightful review of past, current and future roll-out plans, and enables participants to design the frameworks for a successful smart meter roll-out. Balancing the initial investment with ongoing benefits and costs will ensure a profitable operation of modern grids, and favourable outcomes for customers.

Learning Outcomes

This training course will be valuable to participants to:

  • Identify the right time to prepare and conduct a smart meter roll-out plan effectively
  • Analyse the structure and dynamics of different roll-out plans and scenarios to maximise their economic viability
  • Discover how smart meters enable network and retail energy tariffs and pricing, to exploit business development and commercial opportunities, and also satisfy the needs of consumers
  • Understand the demands of the industry, regulators, governments and consumers, to address stakeholders’ expectations and concerns
  • Learn about the uses of smart metering data, while gaining insights into data protection and privacy issues that arise with smart metering data

Who Should Attend

Energy industry professionals who are seeking to gain a strategic overview of the concepts and methodologies, alongside practical tips and advice for planning and developing smart meter infrastructures and commercial grid analysis, including:


·  Smart Meter Project Managers · Smart Meter Deployment Business Analysts
· Smart Grid Consultants · Programme Managers
· Consultant Engineers · Technology Managers
· Meter Asset Co-ordinators · Grid Planners
·  Smart Meter Interventions Planning Managers · Investment Analysts
· Business Analysts · Smart Solution Analysts
· Instrumentation and Control Managers


Managers, advisors and experts in a range of organisations including:

  • Power generation, transmission and distribution companies
  • Governments, regulators and market operators
  • Industry associations
  • Consultancies

Course Faculty - David Prins

DavidPrinsDavid Prins is a highly experienced consultant and project manager, with extensive international consulting experience and expertise in strategic, regulatory and commercial issues. He has a keen understanding and twenty-five years of practical experience spanning four continents, specialising in the application of effective regulation and competition in electricity and gas industries. David thrives on understanding how regulation and competition inter-relate in energy markets, and helping his clients to navigate the often difficult environments in which they have to participate and engage.
David has provided advice to public and private sector clients – industry participants, governments, regulators and consumer organisations – throughout Australia and New Zealand, as well as in Europe, Asia, and North America. Much of his most recent work has involved advice on consumer facing issues in electricity industries, including smart metering in energy and water industries, and energy pricing and margins.
David is a valued member of the Australian Energy Regulator’s Consumer Challenge Panel, to help ensure that decisions on electricity and gas network regulatory access arrangements and costs across Australia incorporate the interests of consumers. In this role, David challenges the Australian network businesses regarding their consumer engagement activities, and ensuring that their regulatory proposals are in consumers’ interests. He also challenges the regulator on how its regulatory decision making processes take into account consumers’ interests and produce positive outcomes for consumers of energy.
David is an excellent communicator and experienced trainer. As well as undertaking formal training, David is often asked to present at conference and workshops, to chair proceedings, and to facilitate and moderate expert panels, in Australia and internationally. He can be relied on to stimulate an audience’s interests, to weave his personal and industry experience into the analysis of the issues that the participants face, and to help practitioners inside and outside the industry to solve their problems and plan for success.

Topics Covered

  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Decision-making for Smart Metering Roll-out
  • Overview of Reported Costs and Benefits of Smart Metering
  • Benefits of Smart Metering – Detailed Analysis
  • Costs of Smart Metering – Detailed Analysis
  • Market-led Roll-Out of Smart Metering
  • Regulated Roll-Out of Smart Metering
  • Smart Metering Data
This training course has a limited attendance for up to 20 participants only. Sessions commence at 9am on all days, with short intervals at 10.30am and 3.30pm respectively. Refreshments will be provided in the short intervals. Lunch will be provided at 12:30pm for 1 hour. Sessions will end at 5pm on all days.

Unique Features with powerEDGE Training

• Pre-Course Questionnaire to help us focus on your learning objectives
• Detailed Course & Reference Manual for Continuous Learning and Sharing
• Practical Exercises & Case Examples to better understand the principles
• Limited class size to ensure One-to-One Interactivity
• Assessment at the end of the course to help you develop a Personal Action Plan