Smart Energy International: Conference Program

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Smart Energy International

September 7 – 9, 2010

Pre-Conference Workshop

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Workshop 1 Workshop 2

12h30 – 16h00

The Green Machine: User-Centered User-Experience Design, Information Design, and Persuasion Design
Aaron Marcus, President and Principal Designer/Analyst, Aaron Marcus and Associates

What Should Customers Know? Developing Smart Meter Customer Education
Peter Honebein, Co-author of Creating Do-It-Yourself Customers: How Great Customer Experiences Build Great Companies

Conference Program Day 1

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Smart Sessions

07h30 – 08h50

Managing a High
Penetration of
Distributed Energy
Resources

Mark Osborn, Distributed Resources Manager, Portland General Electric

Embracing Change and
Enabling Business
Transformation Around the
Smart Grid

Peter Poggi, Cleantech Executive and Author of 5 Lessons for Smart Grid Business Success

Privacy by Design – The
Gold Standard Best
Practices for the Smart
Grid

Michelle Chibba, Director of Policy, Office of Information & Privacy Commissioner, Government of Ontario 

Opening Keynote Session

09h00 – 09h30

Welcome Address & Opening Remarks
Mike Smith, Vice President & General Manager North America, Spintelligent

09h30 – 10h00

The Changing Role of the Utility in a Decentralized World
John Bohn, Commissioner, California Public Utilities Commission

10h00 – 10h30

The New Smart Energy Era: Managing the Utility Business in a Changing Landscape
James Avery, Senior VP Power Supply, San Diego Gas & Electric

10h30 – 11h15

PANEL: The Role of Environmental Policy in Driving Green Innovation Around Smart Grid and Energy Efficiency

Moderator: Clint Wheelock, Founder & Managing Director, Pike Research

Panelists:

  • Bill Riggins, VP Environment and General Counsel, Kansas City Power & Light
  • Pete Skala, Manager, Climate Strategies Section, California Public Utilities Commission
  • Wendy Pulling, Director of Environmental Policy, Pacific Gas & Electric
Energy Sustainability
Chaired by: Clint Wheelock, Founder & Managing Director, Pike Research
Operational Excellence
Chaired by: Kate Rowland, Editor-in-Chief, Intelligent Utility Magazine
Customer Engagement
Chaired by: Christopher Perdue, Vice President, Energy Central

13h45 – 14h15

Complexities of the
Future Global
Sustainable Energy
System – How will the
Integration of
Renewables and EVs into the Grid Happen?

Lee Krevat, Director Smart Grid, San Diego Gas & Electric

Paving the Road to Smart Grid Success – A Look Inside Pecan Street Project
John Baker, Chief Strategy Officer, Austin Energy

Making the Customer
Experience Seamless
Through Effective
Communication and
Customer Programs

Carl Johnson, Strategic Planner, Oklahoma Gas & Electric

14h15 – 14h45

Smart Grid Policy: The
California Perspective

Armando Infanzon, Smart Grid Policy Manager, San Diego Gas & Electric

Securing the Edge of the Grid – A Comprehensive Approach to Security
Bill Lowry, Vice President, Sales, Revere Security

MDMS – Burbank’s
Experience From Concept Through Implementation

Theresa Kaczmarek, Manager Customer Service Operations, City of Burbank

14h45 – 15h15

An Information System for Deploying Charging Stations
Diego Klabjan, Associate Professor, Department of Engineering and Management Sciences, Northwestern University

Operational Excellence: The Future of European Demand Management and Retail
Dr Maher Chebbo, EU SmartGrids, Chairman of WG3 Demand & Metering / Retail Group, EEGI

Privacy by Design – The Gold Standard Best Practices for the Smart Grid
Michelle Chibba, Director of Policy, Office of Information & Privacy Commissioner, Government of Ontario

Energy Sustainability
Chaired by: Terry Mohn, Chief Innovation Officer, Balance Energy
Operational Excellence
Chaired by: Bart Thielbar, Vice President, Five Point Partners
Customer Engagement
Chaired by: Alan Gartner, Consultant, EnerTechnologies

15h45 – 16h15

Preparing for the Arrival of the Electric Vehicle in Northern California – An Overview of PG&E’s Efforts
Saul Zambrano, Director, Integrated Demand-side Management Core Products, Pacific Gas & Electric

Substations, PoleTops and Bits & Bytes: Operational Excellence in the Digital Era

Panelists:

  • Louis Fusco, Director, Engineering and Technology, Pacific Gas and Electric
  • Jim Cherrie, Director of Deployment Edison SmartConnectTM, Southern California Edison
  • Bradley Tips, Product Line Manager, Cisco

Developing a successful customer-centric strategy to win customers and maximize benefits of the smart grid

Panelists:

  • Marzia Zafar, Business & Community Outreach, California Public Utilities Commission
  • Fiona Sim, Director, Open Energy Initiative, Intel
  • Marielle Liikanen, Chair, European Regulators’ Group for Electricity and Gas (ERGEG)
  • Seth Kiner, Director, Customer Experience Management and Marketing, Southern California Edison

16h15 – 16h45

EPRI’s Smart Grid
Demonstration Project

Angela Chuang, Senior Project Manager, EPRI

16h45 – 17h15

Seizing the Smart Grid Opportunity
Ed May, Director, Product Marketing, AMI & Smart Grid, Itron

Presentation not available on request of presenter

Designing Smart Grid for a Power Utility – BSES Delhi Road Map
Rajesh Bansal, Additional VP, BSES Delhi

Demand Side Management and the Smart Grid
Dale Pennington, Managing Director, Utiliworks Consulting

Conference Program Day 2

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Smart Sessions

07h30 – 08h50

Practical Considerations for Communications
Backhaul Systems

Tisha Hayes, Senior Consultant, Utiliworks

Designing Customer
Management Systems for
Smart Grid Strategy

Tim Roughan, Director, Distributed Generation, National Grid USA

Understanding the Impact of Electricity Pricing and Technology on Consumer PEV Charging Behavior
Chris Chen, Market Development Manager, Smart Grids & Electric Vehicles, Sempra Utilities

Conference Sessions
Energy Sustainability
Chaired by: Kate Rowland, Editor-in-Chief, Intelligent Utility Magazine
Operational Excellence
Chaired by: Terry Mohn, Chief Innovation Officer, Balance Energy
Customer Engagement
Chaired by: Christopher Perdue, Vice President, Energy Central

09h00 – 09h30

Five Years on From the Establishment of the
World’s Largest Carbon Market: What Have We Learnt?

Alex Desbarres, Senior Renewables Analyst, Datamonitor

The Complexities of
Operating Five Million Smart Devices: Edison
SmartConnect
Operations Center

Jim Cherrie, Director of Deployment Edison SmartConnect™, Southern California Edison

Delivering on the Promise of Customer Engagement
Sean Harrington, Director of Client Solutions, Opower

Presentation not available on request of presenter

09h30 – 10h00

Solar and Renewable Energy Connectivity
John Nunneley, Executive Director, Sunspec Alliance

Smart Grid Implementation: A Strategic Roadmap
Discussion

Eric Dresselhuys, Chief Marketing Officer, Silver Spring Networks

Architectural and
Operational Challenges for Home Area Networks

Nathan Ota, Product Marketing Manager for Consumer Solutions, Trilliant

10h00 – 10h30

The Integrated Grid: Achieving Sustainability Through Integration
Victor Brown, Product Marketing Manager, BPL Global

The Smart Grid and Multi-Tier Communications
Rob Conant, SVP Network Products, Trilliant

Consumer Understanding and Energy Use in Hybrids and Electric Vehicles Related to Displays
Tom Turrentine, Director, PHEV Research Center, UC Davis, University of California

Energy Sustainability
Chaired by: Craig Lewis, Executive Director, FIT Coalition
Operational Excellence
Chaired by: Bart Thielbar, Vice President, Five Point Partners
Customer Engagement
Chaired by: Alan Gartner, Consultant, EnerTechnologies

11h00 – 11h30

The Role of Energy
Storage Technology in the Smart Grid System

Pramod Kulkarni, Program Manager, Industrial Energy Efficiency, California Energy Commission

Strategies for real time grid optimization
Tobin Richardson, Director Smart Grid, ZigBee Alliance

Municipal Utilities Leverage Broadband AMI for a
Mobile Workforce

Larry Owens, Manager Customer Services, Silicon Valley Power

11h30 – 12h00

Smart Grid’s Potential for Clean Energy
Christine Wright, Senior Analyst, Public Utility Commission of Texas

Energy Strategies and
Efforts Around Standards and Technology Alliances for
Smart Grid

Panelists:

  • Maher Chebbo, Smart Grids Chairman of WG3, European Union
  • Tobin Richardson, Director Smart Grid, ZigBee Alliance
  • Jonathan Booe, Staff Attorney & Smart Grid Activity Lead, North American Energy

Integrating Customer
Engagement into AMI
Implementation Planning

Kevin Cornish, PE, Executive Consultant, Enspiria Solutions, Inc. – A Black & Veatch Company

12h00 – 12h30

Investing in Smart
Microgrids as a Viable
Approach to Grid
Modernization

William Torre, Chief Engineer, San Diego Gas & Electric

Designing Customer Management Systems for Smart Grid Strategy
Tim Roughan, Director, Distributed Generation, National Grid USA

Closing Panel

14h30 – 15h30

Looking Back, Moving Forward: Steps to Align the Industry With Regulatory Targets, Meet Consumer Needs and Leverage Technological Advancements for a Sustainable Future

Moderator: Andy Zetlan, Smart Grid Solutions, Telvent

Panelists:

  • Dan Pearson, Manager, Asset Strategy Team, Pacific Gas & Electric
  • David Rubin, Director of Service Analysis, Pacific Gas & Electric
  • Nick Ho, Senior Manager Enabling Technologies, Pacific Gas & Electric