Smart Metering Units


IEEE Cincinnati February 23 Section Meeting


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.



Due to space constraints at the Duke Envision center, this meeting is limited to 30 attendees. Priority will be given to IEEE members; non-IEEE memebers will be able to register starting Sunday February 19th. Members should enter their IEEE Membership number when registering, and select the Register and pay later button. Please enter only the digits. Experienced members might have to add leading zeros to properly enter their membership number. The system will not allow you to register if you have entered the wrong IEEE Membership number or if you have typed anything other than the digits. 

WALK-INS (those without reservations): Please do not attend if you did not pre-register, as there is limited seating at this venue.

DINNER RESERVATION CANCELLATION POLICY: An email to prior to the close of reservations is required to properly cancel your reservation. Refunds for PayPal payments are complicated, and we request that you leave the funds on deposit for a future meeting.

  Date and Time




  • Date: 23 Feb 2017
  • Time: 05:30 PM to 08:15 PM
  • All times are (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
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  • 4580 Olympic Blvd
  • Erlanger, Kentucky
  • United States 41018
  • Building: Duke Energy Envision Center

  • Starts 27 January 2017 12:00 PM
  • Ends 22 February 2017 01:00 AM
  • All times are (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
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Michael D. Simms




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.

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Social Time: 5:45 - 6:00

Dinner: 6:00 - 6:30 (Reservation required)

Presentation: 6:30  - 7:15 (You may attend the presentation without having dinner).

Tour: 7:15 to 8:30

Note this presentation is limited to 30 people.


Buffet Menu:

Fresh veggie appetizer tray and delicious pizza dinner.