Canadian Water Meter Summit

February 13 – 15, 2011

Pre-Conference Workshops

Sunday February 13, 2011

12h30 – 14h00

Workshop 1: Engaging consumers, changing behaviors and increasing energy efficiency
Peter Honebein, co-author of Creating Do-It-Yourself Customers: How Great Customer Experiences Build Great Companies

Workshop 2: Things you wish you knew before you selected and deployed an AMI system – capitalizing on lessons learned by other water utilities’ AMI deployments
Carolyn Kinsman, President, Automated Communication Links

Presentation not available on request of speaker.

Conference Program Day 1

Monday February 14, 2011

Smart Sessions

07h30 – 08h50

New ideas and techniques for wireless water meter readings
Jon Longtin, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Undergraduate Program Director, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stony Brook University of New York

Opening Keynote Session

09h00 – 09h15

Welcome address and opening remarks
Jonathan Spencer Jones, Editor: Smart Energy International, Spintelligent

09h15 – 09h45

Moving beyond AMI deployment in Ontario and realizing the value of the smart gridd
Brian Hewson, Chief Compliance Officer, Ontario Energy Board

09h45 – 10h45

Keynote panel: Next generation utility model: Transforming the utility business for today’s society

Moderated by: Richard Wunderlich, Director, IT Solutions & Services, Siemens

  • Monte Kwinter, Chair of the Ontario Investment and Trade Advisory Council
  • Norm Fraser, Chief Operating Officer, Hydro Ottawa
  • Gerry Smallegange, President and CEO, Burlington Hydro Electric

11h30 – 13h30

Executive Roundtable Session
Moderated by: Jonathan Spencer Jones, Editor: Smart Energy International, Spintelligent and Carolyn Kinsman, President, Automated Communication Links

Session 1.2.1
AMI & Smart Meters

13h30 – 14h00

Regulatory drivers for water utilities to leverage AMI/AMR
Monte Kwinter, Chair of the Ontario Investment and Trade Advisory Council

No presentation

14h00 – 14h30

10 things New York learned doing AMI
Warren Liebold, Director, Metering/Conservation, NYC Environmental Protection, Bureau of Customer Services

14h30 – 15h00

Smart water meter data repository and web presentment
Jay Lee, Director, Client Relations & Corporate Sales, ERTH Corp
Lee Naylor, Manager – Operation SPi Group, ERTH Corp

Session 1.2.2
AMI & Smart Meters

15h30 – 16h30

Panel: Turning smart water grid from a buzz word into a reality

Moderated by: Carolyn Kinsman, President, Automated Communication Links

  • Carlo Casale, Lead Manager, Water Meter Program, Toronto Water
  • Mary Ann Dickinson, President and CEO, Alliance for Water Efficiency
  • Alain Lalonde, Principal, Veritec Consulting

16h30 – 17h00

Leveraging technology to make District Metered Area [DMA] meters sing in harmony
Carl Yates, General Manager, Halifax Regional Water Commission

Conference Program Day 2

Tuesday February 15, 2011

Session 2.3.1

Smart Water & Efficiency
Moderated by: Carolyn Kinsman, President, Automated Communication Links

09h00 – 09h30

Why AMI/AMR? Benefits for reducing customer leaks and managing customer demand
Mary Ann Dickinson, President and CEO, Alliance for Water Efficiency

09h30 – 10h00

Successful measures to reduce peak water demand in Canadian municipalities
Daphne Ferguson, Senior Policy Advisor, Sustainable Water Management Division, Environment Canada

10h00 – 10h30

Smart water metering: What is it and how can it benefit you?
Steve Cripps, Supervisor Water Customer Services, City of Barrie

Session 2.3.2

Revenue Protection
Moderated by: Carolyn Kinsman, President, Automated Communication Links

11h00 – 11h30

What’s happening with variable water rates and losses in a declining consumption environment?
Ken Brothers, Commissioner of Public Works, Niagara Region

11h30 – 12h00

Effective water meter and billing strategies
Carlo Casale, Lead Manager, Water Meter Program, Toronto Water

12h00 – 12h30

Bulk water metering and the backflow conundrum
Chris Jay, Product Manager, Elster Metering

Closing Keynote Session

14h30 – 15h30

Panel: Can water and electric utilities share common infrastructure and derive mutual benefits from the smart grid?

Moderated by: Kevin Billay, Manager of Electric Distribution, City of Medicine Hat

  • Matt Feldberg, Water Technologist, City of London
  • Usman Syed, Senior Manager, Smart Grid and Network Policy, Ministry of Energy
  • Kevin Cornish, Executive Consultant, Enspiria Solutions