Smart Energy India: Conference Program 2011

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Smart Energy India

 31 January – 2 February, 2011

Pre-conference Workshop

Monday 31 January, 2011

Session 0.1

Renewable Energy Integration
Workshop leader: Rahul Walawalkar Ph.D., CEM, CDSM, Vice President, Emerging Technologies & Markets, Customized Energy Solutions
Rahul Pendharkar, Director, Emerging Technologies & Markets, Customized Energy Solutions

10h00 – 12h00

Morning Session – Trends in renewable integration around the world

  • Technology trends
    • Wind
    • Solar
    • Other renewables
  • Policy trends
    • RPS & RPOs
    • Feed in Tariffs
    • Emission caps & trading
    • Other policy trends

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

13h00 – 16h00

Afternoon Session

  • Challenges in growing renewable share in supply mix
  • Potential solutions including
    • transmission upgrades,
    • interconnection standards,
    • advanced control techniques,
    • role of wind forecasting & scheduling
    • energy storage,
    • demand response

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

Conference Program Day 1

Tuesday 1 February, 2011

Session 1.1.
Plenary and opening session

10h00 – 10h15

Welcome and Introduction to Smart Energy India
Chairman: Gopal Saxena, CEO, BSES Rajdhani

10h15 – 10h45

Keynote Address: Vision for the India Smart Grid
Shri Anil Razdan, Former Secretary, Ministry of Power

10h45 – 11h00

Address: The Smart Future of Indian Utilities
N Murugesan, Director General, Central Power Research Institute

11h00 – 11h30

VIP Keynote Address
Dr Pramod Deo, Chairman, Central Electricity Regulatory Commission

Session 1.2.

The Smart Grid Road Map
Chairman: Arunabha Basu, Vice President & Head, Network Management, NDPL

12h00 – 12h30

Developing a Smart Grid Roadmap – a blueprint for success
Manu Puri, Program Lead, Global Business Services, IBM

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

12h30 – 13h15

Panel Discussion: Developing India’s Smart Grid Strategy
The expert panel considers the chief priorities involved in realising the potential of the smart grid – what are the biggest initial challenges? What framework should be in place?

Chairman: Deepak V Konnur, Vice President – Solutions, Energy & Utilities Industry, IBM

Panelists

  • Dr Rahul Tongia, Principal Research Scientist, CSTEP; Technical Advisor, India Smart Grid Task Force and Advisor & Knowledge Partner, India Smart Grid Forum
  • Rahul Walawalkar Ph.D., CEM, CDSM, Vice President, Emerging Technologies & Markets,
    Customized Energy Solution
Session 1.3.

The Business Case for the Smart Grid
Chairman: Alok Gupta, Chief Engineer, Central Electricity Authority

14h15 – 14h45

Smart metering infrastructure: connecting consumers to smart grids
Jens Erler, Director Industry Specific Solutions, Ericsson Business Unit Global Services

14h45 – 15h30

Panel Discussion: The Business Case for smart grid: luxury or necessity?

There is no doubt that smart grid technology can deliver operational benefits to a utility. This panel considers whether there is a business case for Indian utilities – private and public-owned – for smart grid components such as distribution automation, smart metering, and laying expensive communications infrastructure, among others, and asks whether the smart grid makes business sense or is simply a luxury.

  • Reji Kumar, Smart Grid Expert
  • Peter Harris, Vice President, Capgemini 
  • Rahul Pendharkar, Director, Emerging Technologies & Markets,Customized Energy Solutions
Session 1.4.

The Regulatory Environment
Chairman: Dr M V Krishna Rao, Director, Global Energy Consulting Engineers

16h00 – 16h30

Smartgrid significance – a sustainability perspective
Sivakumaran Govindarajan, Director Smartgrid Strategy, Schneider Electric India

16h30 – 17h00

The Smart Grid Communications Evolution
Ian Lawee, Energy Segment Marketing Manager, Analog Devices

17h00 – 17h30

Smart Grid processes for distribution, transmission and generation
Rupendra Bhatnagar, Director Utilities,SAP

Conference Program Day 2

Wednesday 2 February, 2011

Session 2.1.

The ICT Layer – Smart Grid Integration
Chairman: Dr Rahul Tongia, Principal Research Scientist, CSTEP; Technical Advisor, India Smart Grid Task Force and Advisor & Knowledge Partner, India Smart Grid Forum

09h30 – 10h15

Day 2 Welcome address: Linky Smart Metering system is Smart Grid ready
Pierre Marlard, Portfolio & Solutions Manager, Atos WorldGrid

10h15 – 10h45

Using smart grid analyzers to bring efficiency to the grid
Owen Golden, VP, Energy Segment, National Instruments Corporation

10h45 – 11h15

Optimising Asset performance
Bridgit Hartland-Johnson, Independent Consultant, Energie Dynamique India

11h45 – 12h15

Panel Discussion: The standards and interoperability challenge

Interoperability is a key challenge for a flexible and responsive smart grid. This panel assesses the progress made on industry workgroups worldwide to encourage interoperable standards in smart grid components. Finally, it looks at the situation in India and what the current state of play is.

  • Harit Soni, Director, Ecolibrium
  • Osman Liman, R&D Head, Elektromed
Session 2.2

Smart Metering and AMI
Chairman: Reji Kumar, Smart Grid Expert

12h15 – 12h45

Smart Grid Scenarios: The Freescale vision for the smart grid
Manish Sharma, Applications Engineer, Freescale

12h45 – 13h15

The way forward for the Smart Grid in India
R K Goyal, Director, Tetra Tech

Session 2.3

Visions of the future
Chairman: Rajesh Bansal, Vice President, Reliance Energy (BSES)

14h45 – 15h15

The Smart Transmission Grid
N S Sodha, Power Grid Corporation of India

15h00 – 15h30

Panel Discussion: The Future of Smart Grid in India

Smart metering requires Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI). This panel looks at the menu for choice, suitable options for India, and considers case studies from AMI projects around the world.

  • R K Goyal, Director, Tetra Tech
  • Arindam Ghosh, Associate Director – Forensic Services, KPMG
  • Ritesh kumar Singh-Senior Associate, Tetra Tech
  • Manish Sharma, Applications Engineer, Freescale