Sterling Municipal Light Department

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Tuesday, October 1, 2019  |    NEPPA Training Center 

(10:00 am - 3:00 pm)              (200 New Estate Road, Littleton, MA 01460) 


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Join Sterling Municipal Light Department and Hometown Connections on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm for the Technology Workshop: Smart Municipalities & Smart Utilities.  



About the Workshop

There is a tremendous opportunity for municipalities and utilities to leverage and integrate advanced technology to provide new services for their constituents and customers. And for utilities these new technologies also provide operating efficiencies and increased reliability.


This workshop will be presented by Sterling Municipal Light Department, Hometown Connections, Inc. and two Hometown Partners AESI-US, Inc. and Milsoft Utility Solutions. Hometown Connections, is a national, non-profit utility services organization specializing in the unique challenges facing community-owned utilities. Hometown Connections works with utilities of all sizes, facilitating access to technology, services, and other solutions from industry­ leading companies.


This workshop will include an overview of Smart Municipalities and Smart Utilities, opportunities with Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), and opportunities with Smart Technology. There will be opportunity for networking time for the workshop participants.


Who Should Attend

  • Utility Management
  • Utility Operations Staff
  • Utility IT Staff
  • Utility Engineering Staff
  • Utility Metering Staff
  • Third Party IT Providers Under Contract to the NEPPA Member
  • Municipal Management




** Coffee and lunch will be provided

10:00 am – 10:15 am

  • Introductions / Welcome
  • Objectives for the Workshop

10:15 am – 11:30 am

  • Overview of Smart Municipalities and Smart Utilities (AESI)
    • Concepts and Trends
    • The Internet of Things
    • Cloud Based Computing
    • Microgrids / Distributed Energy Resources
    • Communications / 5G
    • Cyber Security & Privacy
    • Success Stories
    • Overall Benefits

11:30 am – 1:00 pm (with working lunch)

  • Opportunities with AMI / Smart Metering (Hometown)
    • AMI Technology Overview
    • Overview of Host, Managed, Cloud Based AMI Services
    • Success Stories
    • Overall Benefits

1:00 pm  – 2:15 pm

  • Opportunities with Smart Technology (Milsoft)
    • Plan, Analyze, Operate & Manage Your Utility Leveraging Various Smart Technologies including:
      • Customer Information
      • Financial Management
      • Work Management
      • Engineering Analysis
      • Communications
      • Outage Management
      • Mapping
      • Field Solutions
    • Success Stories
    • Overall Benefits

2:15 pm – 3:00 pm

  • Open Discussion / Q&A
  • Wrap-Up



There is no fee to attend this Lunch & Learn, but please click the button below to RSVP so we can plan accordingly.  


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Questions?  Please contact Al Weber at or Doug Westlund at