Smart Energy Canada

Canadian Water Meter Summit

January 31 – February 2, 2010

Pre-Conference Workshops

Sunday January 31, 2010

09h00 – 13h00

Session 0.1.3

The AMI case for water utilities: A blueprint for successful cost savings
Carolyn Kinsman, President, Automated Communication Links

  • What water utilities need to know when building a business case
  • How does current meter inventory impact the decisions about AMI?
  • What are the key items that should factor into the business case?
  • What are the differences between business cases for van based AMR and fixed network AMI?
  • What are the decision factors when considering partnering with electric to deploy AMI?
  • Case study information of other water utilities including lessons learned
  • Steps to starting your own business case process

14h00 – 17h00

Session 0.2.3

AMI/AMR: Best practice for selection, acquisition and implementation
David Hughes, Water Distribution Infrastructure Lead, American Water, NJ, USA
Don Schlenger, Vice President, RW Beck, NJ, USA

  • Learn about the latest developments in AMI technology including added features to improve the business case.
  • Learn about how meter and distribution operations can be improved through AMI.
  • Discover how AMI can support water conservation
  • Understand that AMI is not all about the business case, its about the customer as well.
  • Gain knowledge about key factors in implementing an AMI project.
  • See how to make sure that your AMI and meter choice is complimentary

Conference Program Day 1

Monday February 1, 2010

Session 1.0.0

Joint opening and general / opening session
Chairman: David McFadden Q.C., Chair, Ontario Centres of Excellence and Partner, ON

09h00 – 09h30

Keynote address
Erfan Ibrahim, Technical Executive, EPRI, CA, USA

09h30 – 10h00

Keynote address: A smart grid for water?
Mark Modzelewski, Co-founder & Executive Director, Water Innovations Alliance

10h00 – 11h00

Building a Smart, Green Energy Future
How will Canada meet the challenge of creating a green energy sector?
Can the Smart Grid deliver on its promise?
Canada 2020 – what will the energy sector look like? What about the smart grid?

Chair: David McFadden Q.C., Chair, Ontario Centres of Excellence and Partner, ON
Jan Carr, Member of the Board, AESO, and former CEO, Ontario Power Authority, ON
Paul Shervill, Vice President, Conservation, Ontario Power Authority, ON
Michael Trebilcock, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, ON
Eli Turk, Vice President, Canadian Electricity Association, ON

Regulatory Session

ENERGY
Session 1.1.1

REGULATORY DRIVERS
The future impact of regulation and policy on strategies for connecting and integrating into the grid
Chairman: Ian Blue, Q.C., Partner, Cassels Brock, ON

WATER
Session 1.1.3

REGULATORY DRIVERS
Water metering – the industry as it stands
The landscape of today
Chairman: Michel Villeneuve, Manager, Water Resources Strategies Section, Environment Canada

13h30 – 14h00

Regulatory drivers of the smart grid in Canada and the USA
Eli Turk, Vice President, Canadian Electricity Association, ON

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Regulatory drivers in the North American market and implications for Canada
Cynthia Lane, Regulatory Engineer, AWWA, DC, USA

14h00 – 14h30

The evolving role of the Ontario Energy Board

  • How is the advent of the smart grid changing the role of the regulator and the challenges it faces?
  • What are these new regulatory processes and considerations and how will they will impact utilities, customers and regulators themselves?

Russ Houldin, Senior Advisor, Ontario Energy Board

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Smart panel: The landscape of today

  • Economic overview of water utilities – what are the realities
  • Water meter regulation – where we are and where we are going
  • Regulatory models that are tried and tested.
  • What steps need to be taken for water metering accuracy standards to be uniform for all of Canada?

Michel Villeneuve, Manager, Water Resources Strategies Section, Environment Canada
James Welsh, Head of Water Trade Sector Implementation, Measurement Canada, ON
Steven Renzetti, Professor of Economics, Brock University

14h30 – 15h00

New LDC Roles and Responsibilities Under Ontario’s Green Energy Act
John Loucks, Chair, EDA, and COO, Brantford Power, ON

ENERGY
Session 1.2.1

Best Practice in Smart Metering
Chairman: John Wilton, National Sales Manager, AMI and electric metering, Sensus, ON

ENERGY
Session 1.2.2

Preparing for the Plug-in car
Chair: Jatin Nathwani, Executive Director, Institute for Sustainable Energy, University of Waterloo, ON

WATER
Session 1.2.3

The AMI Business Case
Does advanced metering make business sense for water utilities?

Chairman: Steve Davis, Malcolm Pirnie

15h30 – 16h00

EU Smart metering roadmap
Howard Porter, Managing Director, European Smart Metering Industry Group, and COO of BEAMA, UK

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The future of PHEVs and the Smart Grid
Mark Duvall, Director of the Electric Transportation Project, EPRI

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Case Study: City of Toronto’s AMR system
A look at the business drivers of Toronto’s AMR deployment.

Lou Di Gironimo, General Manager, Water, Toronto Water, ON

16h00 – 17h00

Smart Meter Rollouts Q&A
Canadian utilities speak about the business case behind their smart meter initiatives.

Nipa Chakravarti, Vice President, Head of Smart Metering, Fortis Alberta, AB
Norm Fraser, COO, Hydro Ottawa, ON
Steve MacDonald, Manager, Meter Service, Toronto Hydro
Mike Knox, Head of AMI, City of Cambridge and North Dumfries Hydro, ON

Gearing up for PHEVs
A panel of experts discuss their preparations for the advent of the plug-in car and what it means for the utility, the energy industry, and society.

Michael Angemeer, President and CEO, Veridian, ON
Mark Duvall, Director of the Electric Transportation Project, EPRI, CA, USA
Mike Rowand, Director, Advanced Customer Technologies, Duke Energy, NC, USA

Smart panel:

  • Biting the bullet and making the investment when money is tight
  • What funding models work best to get immediate ROI on your metering investment.
  • Innovative rate design for the water market

Lou Di Gironimo, General Manager, Water, Toronto
James Douglas, President, Util-Assist, ON
Jack Robertson, Vice President and General Manager, Elster

Conference Program Day 2

Tuesday February 2, 2010

The early bird catches the worm Smart Sessions!

ENERGY
Session 2.1.1
ENERGY
Session 2.1.2
WATER
Session 2.1.3

07h30 – 08h45

Inside the smart home of the future

Learn about what the home of the future will look like, and the communication technologies that can be used at your electric utility. Session on Smart Grid, Radio, Zigbee, Satellite, Frame Relay, WiMAX, Security and more.

Bob Heile, Chairman, Zigbee Alliance
Ron Zimmer, President and CEO, Continental Automated Buildings Association

Multi-Vehicle Charging Networks- A vision for urban EV use

An overview of multi-vehicle charging paradigms and a vision for the metering and transaction technology required for V2G implementation in hybrid electric vehicles.

Wes Biggs, President, Triacta

Why Emerging Smart Water Meter Technologies are so Important for AMI and Water Resource Management

Utility mechanical water meter populations are under-performing, resulting in continual loss of accuracy and lost revenues. AMI data capture from an under-performing meter population is misleading and detrimental for effective Resource Management. New solid state, nonmechanical, water meter technologies are emerging that provide perpetual meter accuracy with integrated solid state registers, providing Smart Meter functionality.

Chris Jay, Elster Metering

(Presentation not available – For further information please contact the web manager: natasha.johnson@spintelligent.com)

ENERGY
Session 2.2.1

Frontiers in MDM and Customer Service
Chairman: Scott Rouse, Managing Partner, Energy@Work

ENERGY
Session 2.2.2

Smart Grid Integration
Chairman: Lawrence Jones, Director of Strategy and Business Development, Areva T&D, Inc. Americas

WATER
Session 2.2.3

Partnering with Electric
Chairman: Ken Brothers, Commissioner of Public Works, Niagara Region, ON

09h00 – 09h30

Beyond Time-of-Use: One year after the roll-out, what’s next?

  • What was the impact of TOU pricing on customer behavior?
  • What are the next steps?

Paul Ferguson, CEO, Newmarket Hydro, ON

Integrating Renewables into the smart grid
Lawrence Jones, Director of Strategy and Business Development, Areva T&D, Inc. Americas

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Opportunities and considerations of sharing infrastructure

How Chatham-Kent Energy leverages its smart grid technology for its water operation.

James Douglas, President, Util-Assist, ON

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09h30 – 10h00

Meter Data Management – more than just monthly billing
John Wambaugh, Principal, Z2 Solutions, CA, USA

Integrating the components of a smart grid
Ivano Labricciosa , Vice President of Asset Management, Toronto Hydro

Shared infrastructure – cooperation vs going it alone

Perspectives from water and electric utilities on the pros, cons, and feasibility of water utilities utilising electric utilities’ smart grid infrastructure.

Carolyn Kinsman, President, Automated Communication Links
Rob Reimer, Director, Metering and Wholesale Energy, EPCOR, AB
Gareth Price, National Manager AMI and AMR Technical Sales, Sensus

10h00 – 10h30

How Hydro Ottawa plans to leverage its smart meter infrastructure to improve customer satisfaction
Norm Fraser, Chief Operating Officer, Hydro Ottawa, ON

Net Metering and the Green Energy Economy

A look at the challenges net metering presents the utility, and a suggested framework for discussions that can help utilities more clearly define role in creating a green economy.

Guerry Waters, Vice President, Industry Strategy, Oracle Utilities, GA, USA

(Presentation not available – For further information please contact the web manager: natasha.johnson@spintelligent.com)

Technology Session

ENERGY
Session 2.3.1

Case studies
Chairman: Carolyn Kinsman, President, Automated Communication Links, ON

WATER
Session 2.3.3

Benefits of an AMI system
Chairman: David Hughes, Water Distribution Infrastructure Lead, American Water, NJ, USA

11h00 – 11h30

Accepting the Green Energy Challenge
Gerry Smallegange, CEO, Burlington Hydro, ON

Water loss reduction with AMR

  • Linking fixed network AMR with District Meter Area leak detection
  • Lowering leakage to reduce variable costs and increase supply capacity

Kingsley Blease, RMSi Resource Management Strategies, ON

11h00 – 11h30

Smart solutions for e-billing

Find out why e-billing can help achieve your time-of-use conservation objectives. PricewaterhouseCoopers shares the findings of a comprehensive 2009 market study on the Canadian utility market that will save you time and money. Learn how you can: Overcome adoption barriers, maximize e-billing ROI, leverage TOU implementation and build your business case.

Peter Varley, Vice President, Performance Improvement Advisory Services, PricewaterhouseCoopers

(Presentation not available – For further information please contact the web manager: natasha.johnson@spintelligent.com) 

11h30 – 12h00

Case Study: smart metering design and operation challenges
Art Skidmore, CEO, Halton Hills Hydro, ON
Jennifer Gordon, Head of Smart Metering, Halton Hills Hydro, ON

Water metering and billing…A utility perspective
John Braam, Director of Water, City of London, and President, OWWA, ON

12h00 – 12h30

Case Study: Lessons learned from Milton Hydro’s TOU metering
Frank Lasowski, CEO, Milton Hydro, ON

Revenue protection practices
Ken Sharratt, Principle, Sharratt Water Management, ON

ENERGY
Session 2.4.1

Software solutions for utilities

13h30 – 14h00

Real-time online flow monitoring

How Halifax’s online SCADA system delivers benefits to the customer and utility

Carl Yates, General Manager, Halifax Water Commission, NS

14h00 – 14h30

Addressing IT Challenges in Smart Metering & MDMR Integration
Mike Gelesz, Systemgroup Inc
Oleg Gorchkov, SOA & Business Process Practice Director, Systemgroup Inc

14h30 – 15h00

Protocol Solution Requirements for Smart Grid Integration

A look at deployment and integration requirements for utilities of the ANSI C12.22 and ANSI C12.19 protocol and IP for the SmartGrid.

Avygdor Moise, Future DOS Research & Development Inc, AB