Wednesday May 9, 2007 – Pre-conference seminars

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    Wednesday May 9, 2007 Pre-Conference seminars
     Metering Mexico
    SMART practices in metering and customer management
    for efficient energy and utility businesses
    Metering America
     Smart metering large scale roll-out SUPER WORKSHOP

    Strategic and regulatory issues
    Chairman: Dr. Armando LLamas Terres, Director del Centro de
    Estudios de Energia Campus, ITESM, Mexico

    Part 1 – Introduction
    Chairman: Walter Levesque, Principal, Plexus Research,
    MA, USA

     9:00 – 9:30AM

    Overview of the Mexican water metering and billing
    market – opportunities and threats

    Senior representative, Alliance to Save Energy, Mexico

    Managing the vendor, utility and installer relationship

    – Essential AMI process strategies
    – Getting it right! – The AMI vendor contract –
    avoiding the minefields

    Walter Levesque, Principal, Plexus Research, MA, USA and
    Ralph Abbott, President, Plexus Research, MA, USA

    9:30 – 10:00 am  

    Integration of MAS with CFE-CIS system

    Francisco Varela, Metering Manager, Peninsular Division,
    Comision Federal de Electricidad, Mexico

    Managing the vendor, utility and installer relationship

    – Field installation – lessons learned from the most successful projects

    Stephen Hadden, Sr. Vice President, Plexus Research, MA,
    USA

    10:00 – 10:30 am  

    Integration of MAS with CFE-CIS system

    Francisco Varela, Metering Manager, Peninsular Division,
    Comision Federal de Electricidad, Mexico

    Managing the vendor, utility and installer relationship

    – Installation service contracting

    Gerry Metzler, Head of Transmission and Distribution
    Operations, Bass & Company Management Consultants, OH,
    USA

    Case studies and best practices
     

    Chairman: Ing. Rogelio Covarrubias Ramos,
    Technology Development Manager, Gerente del Programa de
    Financiamiento para el ahorro de Energia Electrica Subdireccion
    de Programas, FIDE – CFE, Mexico

    Case studies and best practices
     

    Chairman: Stephen Hadden, Sr. Vice President, Plexus
    Research, MA, USA

    11:00 – 11:30 am  

    Revenue protection based on AMI

    Guilherme Spina, V2 telecom, São Paulo, Brazil

    Best practices in data management for smart metering

    James Strapp, Associate Partner, IBM Global Business
    Services, TO, Canada

    11:30 – 12:00 pm 

    Collection and revenue protection best practices – the
    AMPLA Network case

    Renato Alvarenga, Innovation Manager, AMPLA SA, Brazil 

    Large scale implementation considerations – lessons
    learnt from Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s
    SmartMeter™ program

     – Route management
     – Transition

    Senior representative, Pacific Gas & Electric, CA, USA

    Technologies for efficient revenue collection and energy management
     

    Chairman: Ing. Arturo Pedraza Martinez, Coordinador Mexico,
    Alliance to Save Energy, Mexico

    Technologies for efficient project management
     

    Chairman: Monroe J. Landrum Jr., System Analyst, Southern
    Company, AL, USA

     

    1:30 – 2:00 pm 

    Regulatory frameworks and motivations for energy
    efficiency programs in Mexico

    Dr. Diego Arjona Argueyes, Secretario Ejecutivo, SENER,
    Mexico

    Transition your meter reading workforce to
    outsourcing and preparing for meter reading and then
    onto AMR deployments

    Ralph Kennedy, President, Utility Management Services
    (UMS), FL, USA

     

     2:00 – 2:30 pm

    Energy information services in Mexico

    Cesar Rios, Business Development Manager, SEM Hunt, Mexico

    Utility case study

    Speaker to be advised

     2:30 – 3:00 pm

    Metering and Energy Conservation in Mexico

    Odon de Buen, Presidente,
    Energía, Tecnolgía y Educación SC, Mexico

    Best practices in PLC AMR installation roll-outs

    Sourcing and logistics of roll-out can be challenging.
    Understand why having an accurate meter database (meter
    ID #, type, location) will greatly help with the installation

    Howard Scott, Managing Partner, Cognyst Consulting, NJ,
    USA

    3:30 – 4:30 pm 

    Think tank panel discussion and vendor showcases

    Moderator: To be advised
     – 3:30 – 4:30 pm – Asesoria Tecnica en Computo (ATC),
    Mexico
     

    Vendor showcases