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HEARTLAND 2020 HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO CLOVID-19. SEE YOU IN 2021

Knowledge is Power

The Heartland Metermans Association (HMA) was formed in the fall of 1993 and has held quarterly meetings since that time. The group consists of electric utilities across the Midwest, including Investor Owned Utilities, Rural Electric Cooperatives, and Municipal Utilities.

The group meets to discuss new metering technologies, problems, applications, testing, safety policies, record keeping strategies, and any other topics which relate to the ever changing metering industry.

Each meeting is held at a volunteer utilities' office and is open to utility staff only. Occasionally, vendors are asked to demonstrate new products but there is always a "utility only" session afterwards.

Copyright 1993....2019



(Heartland Metermans Association)

 
Heartland Metering Conference Registration
Participant Registration
Tue, Apr 07
Hotel At Old Town Conference Center
Apr 07, 9:00 AM – Apr 09, 12:00 PM
Hotel At Old Town Conference Center, 210 N Mosley St, Wichita, KS 67202, USA
The Heartland Metering & Technical Conference will offer an opportunity for an exchange of metering experiences among utilities and an introduction to electric metering.
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Vendor Registration
Tue, Apr 07
Hotel At Old Town Conference Center
Apr 07, 9:00 AM – Apr 08, 1:00 PM
Hotel At Old Town Conference Center, 210 N Mosley St, Wichita, KS 67202, USA
The Heartland Metering & Technical Conference will offer an opportunity for an exchange of metering experiences among utilities and an introduction to electric metering.
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OUR SPONSORS FOR 2020

As vendors sign up to attend, they will have their information uploaded to this page.

BORDER STATES

www.borderstates.com

Border States Electric (BSE) is a wholesale distributor headquartered in Fargo, ND.  Since 1952, when two entrepreneurs founded Border States to serve the electric utility industry, we’ve grown into a company with approximately 2,600 employee/owners and a branch network in 22 states. Today, we provide products, materials management solutions, and delivery and logistics expertise to tens of thousands of customers across diverse industries including: Commercial, DataComm, Electrical, Electrical Construction, Government, Health Care, Industrial, Mining, Oil and Gas, Plumbing, Renewable Energy, and Utility.  

         

ACLARA

Aclara offers a comprehensive suite of solutions comprised of meters and edge devices, advanced metering infrastructure, headend and consumer engagement software, installation services and provision of labor with a single point of accountability to utilities.

At Aclara, we are 1,700 people working with more than 1000 gas, water, and electric utilities worldwide. We partner with our customers to provide robust and secure communications systems and expand situational awareness on their distribution networks that extend beyond AMI. We give our customers actionable insight with real-time visibility of their distribution networks to optimize operations and engage with their consumers to promote energy efficiency and conservation.

SOLID STATE INSTRUMENTS

Solid State Instruments, a division of Brayden Automation Corp, designs and manufactures SSI brand KYZ pulse metering equipment including Pulse Isolation Relays, Pulse Totalizers, Wireless Pulse Links, Zigbee Wireless Pulse Generators for AMI meters and a wide variety of accessories designed to help utilities with Pulse Metering applications.  Brayden Automation also manufactures PulseConnex real-time demand and energy monitoring systems, Energy Sentry Peak Demand Control Systems and Wirelynx Powerline carrier systems.

GE

GE Medium Voltage & Low Voltage Instrument Transformers

GE provides voltage transformers and current transformers rated for standard and high accuracy primary and secondary revenue metering, with a wide range of designs from 600V to 69kV. 

  • Our MV SUPERBUTE™  dry-type instrument transformers are engineered and rigorously tested to provide a measurable difference in reliability and durability.  Since the very first unit produced in 1955, SUPERBUTE™  instrument transformers have provided utilities with a number of benefits for enhanced safety and a lower total cost of ownership.

  • Our LV Encompass™ and RevenueSense™ family of CTs offer extended range options.    

  • Encompass™ Current Transformers offer electrical utilities piece of mind knowing they’ll have the right CT in stock.  This option eliminates the need for multiple current ratios, thereby simplifying CT selection. 

  • RevenueSense™ Current Transformers offer electrical utilities both extended range and high accuracy to reduce electrical losses and increase revenue metering accuracy.

INNER-TITE

 Inner-Tite Corp. is proud to serve the utility industry through the design, manufacture and sale of innovative, premium quality mechanical security devices. Since 1932, Inner-Tite has specialized in developing the highest quality products to serve electric, gas, telecommunications and water utilities. Made in USA

Tel: 508.829.6361
Fax: 508.829.4469
email: security@inner-tite.com

BROOKS UTILITY PRODUCTS

Brooks Utility Products manufactures and supplies a complete line of metering related products for the utility industry. Brooks is part of the Tyden Group of companies, providers of innovative and customized security solutions and product identification technology.

We have over 140 years of product innovation and quality manufacturing, offering low volume, mass customized solutions to unique and often expensive utility installation challenges.  The value we create by solving a problem with an economical product that is produced with a consistently high standard of quality is hard to match.  For more information about Brooks Utility Products, visit www.brooksutility.com


Tel: 1 (888) 687-3008

Fax: (248) 477-2583

ELECTRO INDUSTRIES/GUAGE TECH

Electro Industries/GaugeTech (EIG) manufactures high-accuracy power meters for automating distribution and transmission line substations at a very low, non-recurring cost. EIG, one of the industry’s most respected technology providers, specializes in advanced utility telemetry technology, providing detailed information for forensic analysis. EIG meters, such as the new Nexus® 1450 ANSI 0.1 Accuracy Class meter with Cyber Security to protect your utility data, offer extensive data-logging, waveform recording, PQ analysis, and limits for control. Communication includes DNP3 and IEC 61850 support. EIG meters retrofit into existing substation telemetry systems, utilizing 0-1mA analog transducer outputs and standard ANSI C39.1 cutouts.

ANIXTER

Anixter is a leading global distributor of Network & Security Solutions, Electrical & Electronic Solutions and Utility Power Solutions. Through our unmatched global distribution network along with our supply chain and technical expertise, we help lower the cost, risk and complexity of our customers’ supply chains.  Learn more at anixter.com.

 

SCHEDULE

2020 Heartland Metering Conference Schedule

TUESDAY

10 AM - 6 PM

Vendor Booths Open

Introductions
Metering Basics

Transformer Basics

New - Hands On Troubleshooting metering installations

Reception

WEDNESDAY

8 AM - 5 PM

Vendor Booths Open

Instrument Transformer Basics

Simulating Real Meter Conditions

Care and Inspection of Rubber Goods

New - First Round Table Discussions

  • Discussion 1 - Self Contained Meter Safety

  • Discussion 2 - AMI deployment tips and tricks

  • Discussion 3 - Meter Testing in the field - policies/procedures

  • Discussion 4 - Consolidating Inventory - Meters & Transformers


New - Second Round Table Discussions

  • Discussion 1 - Self Contained Meter Safety

  • Discussion 2 - AMI deployment tips and tricks

  • Discussion 3 - Meter Testing in the field - policies/procedures

  • Discussion 4 - Consolidating Inventory - Meters & Transformers

Round Table Recap

Dinner on own

THURSDAY

9 AM - 11:30 AM

Increasing System Reliability: The Wildlife Problem
Advanced Instrument Transformer Testing Pros and Cons