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