Metering & Smart Grids Caribbean

February 22 – 24, 2012

Conference Program Day 1

Wednesday February 22, 2012

Session 1.0.1

Opening session
Chairman: Luis García Fanjul, Director of International Sales, IUSA, US

09h00 – 09h30

Opening keynote: Obtaining project finance for Caribbean energy projects: attracting alternative project delivery and financing mechanisms for smart grids and meters
Craig O’Connor, Director, Office of Renewable Energy & Environmental Exports, Export-Import Bank of the United States, US

09h30 – 10h00

Reshaping Caribbean Energy – A long term view on energy and energy policy
Sally Yearwood, Executive Director, Caribbean-Central American Action, US

10h00 – 10h40

Speed networking

Session 1.1.1

Evaluating Opportunities and Developments in AMI
Chairman: Fabio Dominguez, Sales VP -Latin America, Elster, US

10h40 – 11h20

Leveraging AMI to increase operational efficiency, customer engagement and drive top line growth
Steve Lins, Chief Assistant General Manager: Business Strategy, Glendale Water and Power, US

11h20 – 11h50

Overcoming the interoperability challenges  and examining the latest developments in standards
Pablo Corredor, General Manager, XM and President of COCIER, Colombia

Presentation not yet available. Contact Kim Jansen for further queries. 

11h50 – 12h20

Commercial and Industrial (C&I) Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) implementation in the Dominican Republic
Caonabo Ortega, Manager: Energy Control, EDESUR, Dominican Republic  & Jaime Ramirez, Account Executive, Itron, US

13h40 – 14h20

Opening panel discussion: Exploring how the Caribbean can effectively manage the supply and demand of power on the grid

Moderator: Fabio Dominguez, Sales VP -Latin America, Elster, US

Panelists:

  • Andrew Thorington, Projects Manager: Technical Services, IT and Disaster Management, CARILEC, Saint Lucia
  • Craig O’Connor, Director, Office of Renewable Energy & Environmental Exports, Export-Import Bank of the United States, US
Session 1.1.2

Smart Meter/Grid deployments: Lessons learnt and challenges overcome
Chairman: Sangeet Dutta, Vice President: Customer Operations, Jamaica Public Service Company, Jamaica

14h50 – 15h30

A smart alternative
Luis García Fanjul, Director of International Sales, IUSA, US

15h30 – 16h10

Challenges and solutions to extending the Smart Grid into Bermuda’s homes
Christian Blais, Vice President, Information Technology, BELCO, Bermuda

Conference Program Day 2

Thursday February 23, 2012

Session 2.1.1

Revenue protection, prepaid AMI, billing and MDM
Chairman: Marisa Smith, Manager: HR and Training, Bahamas Electricity Corporation, Bahamas

09h00 – 09h30

Theft, fraud and revenue protection in the smart grid era
Sangeet Dutta, Vice President: Customer Operations, Jamaica Public Service Company, Jamaica

09h30 – 10h00

Overcoming the key challenges facing utilities in MDM implementation and utilizing MDMS for smart data analysis
George Reinoso, Energy Advisor, CDEEE, Dominican Republic

10h00 – 10h30

Using verifiable data to combat theft and fraud
Robert Shively, CEO,  Metadigm Services, US

Session 2.1.2

Developments in SMART Technologies
Chairman: Marisa Smith, Manager: HR and Training, Bahamas Electricity Corporation, Bahamas

11h00 – 11h30

Smart metering and beyond – streamlining operations to improve productivity
Marisa Smith, Manager: HR and Training, Bahamas Electricity Corporation, Bahamas

11h30 – 12h00

Grid automation: Effective tools to improve reliability and reduce outages
Cristino Sánchez Rivera, Operations Director, EDESUR Distribution, Dominican Republic

12h00 – 12h30

Driving the role of AMI and demand response in integrating high penetrations of renewable energy for island electric systems
Matt Lecar, Principal: Energy Consulting, Smart Grid Center of Excellence, General Electric International, US

Session 2.1.3

Driving Data To Improve Customer Communications
Chairman: George Reinoso, Energy Advisor, CDEEE, Dominican Republic

13h30 – 14h00

AMI/AMR trends and future developments in the Caribbean
Andrew Thorington, Projects Manager: Technical Services, IT and Disaster Management, CARILEC, Saint Lucia

14h00 – 14h30

Evaluating energy efficiency options for utilities
Luis Rodríguez, Director of Energy Efficiency, Ministry of Industry & Commerce, Dominican Republic

14h30 – 15h00

Comparing the range of communications technologies available for smart metering
Ricardo Baeza, Director: Energy Loss Department, EDENORTE, Dominican Republic

Session 2.0.1

Closing session
Chairman: George Reinoso, Energy Advisor, CDEEE, Dominican Republic

15h30 – 16h30

The Utility Panel: Exploring alternative approaches to generation – New models for diversified /distributed energy generation and long term profitability

Panelists:

  • Cristino Sánchez Rivera, Operations Director, EDESUR Distribution, Dominican Republic
  • Steve Lins, Chief Assistant General Manager: Business Strategy, Glendale Water and Power, US
  • Sangeet Dutta, Vice President: Customer Operations, Jamaica Public Service Company, Jamaica

Post-Event Workshops

Friday February 24, 2012

09h00 – 13h00

Workshop 1: Managing your Smart Meter / AMI project
Workshop facilitator: Howard Scott, Managing Partner, Cognyst International, US

14h00 – 17h00

Workshop 2: Keys to Successful Smart Water Metering Projects
Workshop facilitator: Donald Schlenger, Vice President, SAIC, US