Metering, Billing/CRM Latin America

September 28 – 30, 2010

Pre-Conference Seminars/Workshops

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Session 0.1.1

Management of losses
Chairman: Denis Maia, President, Choice, Brazil

09h00 – 09h20

Clean energy, a new option for revenue protection
Lael Ezer Junior, Responsible for New Technologies Department, COELCE, Brazil

09h20 – 09h40

Management strategy to recover losses
Rogério Jorge, Market Recovery Manager, AES Eletropaulo, Brazil

09h40 – 10h00

The experience from COELBA
Ricardo Galindo, Commercial Superintendent, COELBA, Brazil

10h00 – 10h20

Prioritizing the implementation of smart meters
José Geraldo Pereira, Energy Recovery Superintendent, Light, Brazil

10h20 – 10h30

Questions

Session 0.1.2

Integrated intelligence platform for revenue protection
Workshop leader: Denis Maia, President, Choice, Brazil

11h00 – 12h30

  • Integration between losses, collection and supply interruptions
  • The fraud genome from evolutionary systems: or state of the art intelligence in the recovery of losses
  • Intelligence in collection: Charging the right customer, in the right way, on the right day
  • Geospatial intelligence: one utility, many regions with different solutions
  • How to optimize integrated investment in loss recovery, collection, and reduction of interruptions, to maximize the return of revenue protection
  • An integrated revenue protection intelligence platform: the efficient utility

Session 1.0.1

Opening session
President and moderator: Bruno Regueira, Utility Business Development Executive, IBM, Brazil

14h00 – 14h20

Welcome and keynote address
Dario Almeida, Business Executive in Utilities Consultancy, IBM, Brazill

14h30 – 15h45

Debate/Utility round table
Smart metering: How regulatory changes will contribute to the large-scale deployment of smart meters and what is expected from the utilities

Panelists:

  • Oscar Armijos, General Manager, Electrica de Guayaquil, Ecuador
  • Celso Cerchiari, Operations Director, CTEEP, Brasil
  • Luis Carlos Gomes dos Santos, Legal Metrology Director, Inmetro, Brazil
  • José Humberto de Castro, Distribution Director, Light, Brazil
  • José Inostroza López, General Manager, Consorcio Energetico Punta Cana Macao (CEPM), Dominican Republic
  • Jeferson Marcondes, Executive Metering Manager, EDP Bandeirante, Brazil
  • Roberto Mario di Nardo, Commercial Executive Director, AES Eletropaulo, Brazil
  • Francisco J. F. Paracampos, Superintendent – Business Unit Center, Sabesp, Brazil
  • Paulo Henrique Silvestri Lopes, Technical Regulation Superintendent, ANEEL, Brazil

16h15 – 17h30

Planning, risks and management: building a successful project
Invited speaker: Amyr Klink, Explorer and Navigator, Brazil

17h30 – 18h00

Announcement of the winners of the Smart Energy International América Latina Excellence Awards
By Jonathan Spencer Jones, Editor, Smart Energy International América Latina

The awards program recognizes and encourages excellence in the Latin American utility sector.
Winners will be recognized and honored in the following categories:

  • Advanced Metering project
  • Revenue Protection project
  • Customer Service project

Conference Program Day 1

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Session 1.1.1

Pre-payment in Brazil: Ensuring the smooth rollout and adaption of prepayment meters
President: Mariano Bergman, Marketing Director, Itron, Brazil

Session 1.3.1

Regulation and tariffs for smart metering and smart grids
President: Ricardo Van Erven, Technology Director, AES Eletropaulo, Brazil

09h00 – 09h30

Aneel´s regulation about smart meter
Paulo Henrique Silvestri Lopes, Technical Regulation Superintendent, ANEEL, Brazil

09h30 – 10h00

Prepayment: a solution for low income families in Brazil?
Ricardo Vidinich, Commercial Superintendent, ANEEL, Brazil

AMI and dynamic pricing – some early results
Ryan Hledik, Senior Associate, The Brattle Group, USA

10h00 – 10h30

Standards for prepayment meters
Marcio Hermely Dezan, Divel Coordinator, INMETRO, Brazil

GE’s vision for the smart grid
Martha Saker, Product Senior Manager, Electricity Meters, GE Digital Energy, Brazil

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Session 1.1.2

Prepayment in Latin America: benefits of successful implementations
President: Ricardo Kirschner, Commercial Director, IUSA, México

11h00 – 11h30

The Mexican case: a smart self-managed metering system
Rafael Mateu Lazcano, Engineering and Client Services Manager, CFE, Mexico

11h30 – 12h00

The CEPM project
Julian Castañeda, Commercial and Distribution Manager, Consorcio Energetico Punta Cana Macao (CEPM), Dominican Republic

12h00 – 12h30

Prepayment and AMI – Domlec and the customer experience
Felix Julien, Commercial Engineer, Domlec, Dominica

Session 1.1.3

Starting with AMI: Planning your project
President: André Vianna, Intelligence and Projects Executive, CEMAR, Brazil

14h00 – 14h20

An end to end approach to AMI project management
Brian Novak, Program Manager, Advanced Metering Systems, Jacksonville Electric Authority (JEA), USA

14h20 – 14h40

Business drivers: EDEEste case study
Rafael Andres Cueto Stefani, IT and Metering Director, EDEEste, Dominican Republic

14h40 – 15h00

Electropaz towards electronic metering
Daniel Ticona Gutiérrez, Metering Section Chief, Eletricidad de La Paz, Bolivia
Roberto Villegas Gonzalez, Marketing Departament, Eletricidad de La Paz, Bolivia

15h00 – 15h20

Smart metering projects – an international benchmark
Marco Afonso, Business Executive for Utilities Consultancy, IBM, Brazil

15h20 – 15h30

Questions

Session 1.1.4

AMI and its applications
President: José Geraldo Pereira, Energy Recovery Superintendent, Light, Brazil

16h00 – 16h20

AMI and smart grids for losses reduction
Oscar Armijos, General Manager, Electrica de Guayaquil, Ecuador

16h20 – 16h40

Metering and billing control and automation – the Eletrobrás project
Luiz Fernando Arruda, Assistant to the President of Eletrobrás Distribution Companies, Brazil

16h40 – 17h00

Social actions integrated to technical actions to reduce energy commercial losses
Gislene Santos Rodrigues, AMPLA

17h00 – 17h20

Energy efficiency in “smart companies” – Thinking the future as a strategy for sustainability
Tulio Marcus, General Manager, Efficientia SA, Brazil

17h20 – 17h30

Questions

Conference Program Day 2

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Session 2.1.1

IT considerations for smart metering
President: Fabio Toledo, Assessor to the Operations and Clients Vice-President, Light, Brazil

09h00 – 09h30

Data analytics considerations for a smart grid/smart metering implementation
Rui Mano, Director, Choice, Brazil

09h30 – 10h00

Smart meter and IT – key initiatives for theft control
Rajesh Bansal, Metering Management Chief, BSES Delhi, Reliance Group, India

10h00 – 10h30

Cyber security
Edison Fontes, CiSm, CISA, Associate Consultant for Nucleo Consultoria em Segurança, Brazil

Session 2.1.2

Smart metering benefits for customers
President: Renzo Sudário, General Manager, FAE, Brazil

11h00 – 11h20

Metering, smart metering and the client as a decision maker for the selected use of electricity, gas and water – a relationship that must be recognized and expanded
Carlos Alberto Fróes Lima, UNICAMP, Brazil

11h20 – 11h40

Integrating AMI and demand response – customer involvement and the impact to consumers
Flavio Henrique Martins Vieira, Metering Modernization Project Manager, CEMIG, Brazil

11h40 – 12h00

Smart metering paths and technologies with introducing a customer’s case: multiphase meter – from concept to production
Andrew Soukup, Metering Business development Manager, Texas Instruments, Brazil
André Bauermann, Engineering Coordinator, Elster, Brazil

12h00 – 12h20

Mobile systems for simultaneous reading and printing of accounts – implementation, integration and evolution
Roberto Azevedo de Vasconcelos Melo, Executive Director, Cabtec, Brazil

12h20 – 12h30

Questions

Session 2.1.3

Closing session

This session allows participants the opportunity to hear key points raised by selected chairmen and moderators from the conference

Moderator: Taco de Vries, Smart Grids Leader, Accenture, UK

Panelists:

  • Marcelo Assef, Commercial Director, Nansen, Brazil
  • Justino Brunelli, Water Billing Manager, Águas Guariroba, Brazil
  • Ryan Hledik, Senior Associate, The Brattle Group, USA
  • Jeferson Marcondes, Executive Metering Manager, EDP Bandeirante, Brazil
  • Luis Fernando Rust, Senior Specialist in Metrology and Quality, INMETRO, Brazil
  • Fabio Toledo, Assessor to the Operations and Clients Vice-President, Light, Brazil
  • Ricardo Van Erven, Technology Director, AES Eletropaulo, Brazil
  • Marcello Xavier Veiga, Planning and Development of the Metropolitan Area Superintendent, SABESP, Brazil