Smart Energy Canada

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 grid
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 1.1.1
Smart Grid

13h30 – 14h00

Regulatory drivers for electric utilities to leverage the smart grid
Jonathan Norman, Director, Transmission and Distribution Policy, Ontario Ministry of Energy

14h00 – 14h30

Leading Canada’s smart grid transformation
Alex Bettencourt, President, Smart Grid Canada

14h30 – 15h00

Developing a sustainable grid through successful integration
Arun Kanchan, Director, Reliance Energy India

Session 1.1.2
Standards

15h30 – 16h30

Standards and the smart grid: An assessment of latest developments

Moderated by: Edward Arlitt, Business Strategy & Management Analyst, Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO)

  • Bill Bryans, Member, Standards Council of Canada’s Canadian National Committee of IEC
  • Tobin Richardson, Director, ZigBee Smart Energy
  • Devin McCarthy, Manager of Distribution, Canadian Electricity Association

16h30 – 17h00

Tackling customer privacy issues for smart grid
Ken Anderson, Assistant Commissioner, Office of Information & Privacy Commissioner, Government of Ontario

Conference Program Day 2

Tuesday February 15, 2011

Session 2.1.1

Communications & The Customer
Moderated by: Devin McCarthy, Manager of Distribution, Canadian Electricity Association   

Session 2.2.1

Smart Energy & The Grid
Moderated by: Jonathan Spencer Jones, Editor: Smart Energy International, Spintelligent

09h00 – 09h30

Effective smart meter data management
Scott Rouse, Managing Partner, Energy@Work

Distributed generation and the smart grid
Brad Williams, VP, Product Management, Oracle

09h30 – 10h00

Home area networks in the smart grid
Ron Zimmer, President & CEO, CABA

Microgrid: Integrating distributed energy resources into the smart grid
Professor Reza Iravani, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto

10h00 – 10h30

Communications to network the smart grid
Norm Fraser, Chief Operating Officer, Hydro Ottawa

Canada’s potential for clean energy through the smart grid
Craig Lewis, Executive Director, FIT Coalition

Session 2.1.2

Customer Management
Moderated by: Devin McCarthy, Manager of Distribution, Canadian Electricity Association

Session 2.2.2

Energy Storage & EV’s
Moderated by: Jonathan Spencer Jones, Editor: Smart Energy International, Spintelligent

11h00 – 11h30

Converting gas, water and electric into AMI – a muni’s case study
Kevin Billay, Manager of Electric Distribution, City of Medicine Hat
Dean Stepanic, Customer Services Supervisor, City of Medicine Hat

The role of energy storage technology in the smart grid system
Pat Conroy, Vice President, CAES Power

11h30 – 12h00

Standards and technology alliances for smart metering
Tobin Richardson, Director, ZigBee Smart Energy

Tapping into the renewable wind energy in Canada
Richard Wunderlich, SVP Energy, Siemens Canada

12h00 – 12h30

Customer engagement: The new metric for utility success
Jennifer Gordon, Smart Metering Coordinator, Halton Hills Hydro

Driving Ontario’s clean energy future: Plug’n Drive Ontario
Robert Stasko, Director Business Development, Ontario Centers of
Excellence

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