Energy Regulatory Commission and Metropolitan Electricity Authority of Thailand Endorse Transmission & Distribution / Smart Grids Asia

Chairman of the Energy Regulatory Commission delivering keynote welcome address

Prof. Emeritus Dr. Direk Lavansiri, Chairman of the Energy Regulatory Commission of Thailand, will welcome over 1000 utilities stakeholders at the 8th annual Metering, Billing / CRM and Transmission & Distribution / Smart Grids Asia Conference & Exhibition.

Returning to Bangkok on 22-23 May 2013, the 8th edition of the two co-located shows will once again serve as the premier platform for next generation electricity utilities stakeholders in Asia. The event will focus on regional and global developments in new metering technologies, energy efficiency, prepayment systems, revenue enhancing billing systems, and advanced customer management applications. In addition it will feature the latest approaches and solutions for the optimal operations, maintenance and upgrading of our transmission and distribution networks.

“I very much look forward to this fruitful platform to exchange information and build up networking so as to enhance sustainable development of the power industry in Asia”, says Prof. Emeritus Dr. Direk Lavansiri, Chairman of the Energy Regulatory Commission of Thailand.

“We are thrilled to have the support of both the Energy Regulatory Commission and the Metropolitan Electricity Authority of Thailand, and to have Prof. Emeritus Dr. Direk Lavansiri open this year’s joined events” says Daria La Valle, Project Director for Metering, Billing / CRM Asia and Transmission & Distribution / Smart Grids Asia.

Speaker Highlights include:

Direk Lavansiri, Chairman, Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC), Thailand

Ratanarojana Thavisin, Assistant Governor, Technology and Planning, Metropolitan Electricity Authority (MEA), Thailand

Preamsak Lohthong, Electrical Engineer Level 8, Metropolitan Electricity Authority (MEA), Thailand

Titiporn Sangpetch, Head of Distribution System Connection Planning Section, Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT), Thailand

Jose Antonio Valdez, Vice President and Head of Marketing, Customer Solutions and Innovations,     Meralco, The Philippines

Damitha Kumarasinghe, Director General, Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka

Event Focus:

  • Regional regulatory and policy updates
  • AMR/AMI trials & roll-outs
  • Pre-paid meters
  • Meter design
  • Data management
  • Customer engagement & education
  • Billing & revenue assurance
  • Smart grid initiatives
  • Asset management
  • Network planning & automation
  • ICT standards
  • Communications infrastructure
  • Security
  • Renewables integration
  • Batteries & energy storage
  • Energy saving initiatives
  • Metering, Billing/CRM Asia

    The 8th Metering, Billing / CRM Asia returns to Bangkok on 23-24 May 2013 and will be co-located with the 8th Transmission & Distribution / Smart Grids Asia event. The two co-located events will be South East Asia’s largest show for next generation electricity utilities stakeholders, attracting 1000+ attendees and showcasing products and services from 80+ companies in the exhibition area.
    Event dates and location
    Conference: 22-23 May 2013
    Location: Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld, Bangkok, Thailand

    Event website:

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    Tel:         +65 6590 3970 / Fax:        +65 6223 9196


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