Joel Westvold, PMP, specializes in supporting business development and growth while continuing to support smart utility technology implementation projects. His 30 years of experience include serving as a senior manager for Portland General Electric and an executive manager for a technology solutions provider. Joel has led teams of engagement directors and project managers to deliver nearly 100 smart grid projects, including several projects with more than 1 million meters or endpoints. He holds an executive MBA from the University of Washington and a BS in chemical engineering from Oregon State University.

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The future of AMI and how utilities can maximize their investments

Kody Salem, Joel Westvold
December 5, 2023

In our recent webinar, we explained how to best leverage an initial investment in advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) and its next-generation counterpart, AMI 2.0. In this blog post, we share a few key takeaways from the event and feature Halifax Water’s AMI success story.

What’s new in AMI 2.0: Meter advancements and the paths that lay ahead

Mark Hatfield, Joel Westvold
October 31, 2023

The transition to advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) 2.0 is looming for many utilities and is definitely on the minds of most. More specifically, some may be wondering what’s to come. Let’s explore a couple of the paths available to adopting AMI 2.0 and how they might align with your priorities.

5 critical steps to take on your utility’s AMI 2.0 journey

Mark Hatfield, Joel Westvold
July 26, 2023

Utilities are upgrading existing advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) systems with next-generation AMI, also known as AMI 2.0. In this blog post, we dive into the five steps you should consider when embarking on an AMI 2.0 journey at your utility.

10 ways to get the most value out of your AMI investment

Joel Westvold
July 29, 2021

Utilities across the US and Canada have invested millions designing and implementing advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) systems. Now those utilities are looking for ways to use their investments to deliver even more value. We’ve pulled together 10 examples of AMI opportunities to consider.