DATE: Thursday, February 23, 2017
PLACE : Duke Energy Envision Center (see below for directions)
TIME : 5:45 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. – Dinner & Social Time
  6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. – Presentation
  7:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – Tour
COST: Free, See information in Reservations


Priority is given to IEEE Members


Smart metering has become a commonly used term to describe the traditional residential based electronic energy consumption meter with communication capability. Smart metering systems have been in place for a number of years but the safety, security, operation and capabilities of these systems is not well understood outside of the utility.

There is much more to smart metering today than just the billing meter located on a house or place of business. Smart grid initiatives with advanced technology allow for greater metering capability outside of the billing meter. Metering data is now being collected and utilized to enable advanced utility and customer applications. This presentation will review smart meter technology systems in use today including devices, communication and applications as well as future smart metering opportunities.


Michael D. Simms has a BS degree in Electrical Engineering Technology from Northern Kentucky University and is a registered professional engineer in the State of Ohio. Mike is currently the manager of Grid Management Midwest at Duke Energy and has over 35 years’ experience in the power industry in the areas of power systems engineering, control and protection, power quality, meter engineering, distribution system planning and grid management. Mike is an IEEE PES Senior member active on IEEE Smart Distribution working group, Volt/var task force, DA Cyber security working group and PSIM Sensor working group.  Mike is currently contributing to IEEE P1885 VVO measurement and verification guide, IEEE P1854 Smart Distribution Applications Guide and participated in development of the IEEE 1453 Voltage Flicker Standard. Mike is also currently Vice Chair of the IEEE Volt Var Task Force and is a technical advisor for NEETRAC and EPRI.


Vegetable tray appetizer, pizza dinner, water

 LOCATION: 4580 Olympic Blvd, Erlanger, KY 41018

From Cincinnati, OH:

Take I-75/I-71 South into Kentucky to I-275 West (towards the airport)

Take Mineola Pike Exit (first exit off of I-275)

GO LEFT on Mineola Pike

At the second stop light, GO LEFT onto Olympic Blvd.

Travel down Olympic Blvd past companies like Toyota and Pepsi

The Envision Center is located in the last building on the left – Building C – before you intersect Turfway Road

Turn LEFT then immediate RIGHT into the parking lot in front of Building C. The Envision Center is at the end

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WALK-INS (those without reservations): NO Walk-ins for this meeting. Limited Seating

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