Smart Energy West Coast

31 August – 1 September 2009

Conference Program Day 1

Monday 31 August 2009

Session 1.0.1

General: Opening / Keynote
Chairman: Mike Smith, Vice President and General Manager North America, Spintelligent, CA

09h15 – 09h30

Chairman’s welcoming address
Mike Smith, Vice President and General Manager North America, Spintelligent, CA

09h30 – 10h00

Opening keynote address: San Diego Gas & Electric’s role in developing smart energy programs
Michael Niggli, Chief Operating Officer, SDG&E, CA

10h00 – 10h30

California’s Long Term Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan
Irene Stillings, Executive Director, California Center for Sustainable Energy, CA

Session 1.0.2

Network management for the smart grid
Chairman: Greg Myers, Director of Product Marketing, Itron, WA

11h00 – 11h30

Managing your utility AMI network
Ted Reguly, AMI Director, SDG&E

11h30 – 12h00

Considerations in developing smart grid networks
Gary Paul, Vice President, Energy and Utilities Practice, CapGemini, CA

12h00 – 12h30

Transforming the energy value chain
Lee Krevat, Director, Smart Grid, SDG&E, CA

Session 1.0.3

Building the foundation for smart energy – smart metering and the smart grid
Chairman: Dave Elve, Vice President & Principal Consultant, Enspiria Solutions, GA

13h30 – 14h00

PG&E – SmartMeter program update
Jim Meadows, Director, SmartMeter Program, PG&E, CA

14h00 – 14h30

Building the foundation for smart energy – the smart customers
Peter Honebein, Managing Principal, Customer Performance Group, NV

14h30 – 15h00

Leveraging AMI for sub-metering
Brent Williams, Vice President, IT Solutions, Olameter, Canada

Session 1.1.1

Communication technology for the smart utility
Chairman: Walter Levesque, Principal, Plexus Research, MA

Session 1.2.1

Meter Data Management: Strategic use of customer information
Chairman: Robert Jepson, Lockheed Martin, CO

15h30 – 16h00

Cyber security and the smart grid
Meir Shargal, Principal, Capgemini, TX

Integrated Demand Management 
Greg Hinchman, Technical Director, Lockheed Martin, CO 

16h00 – 16h30

Silver Spring presentation
James Pace, Senior Director, Product Management, Silver Spring Networks, CA

Past, present and future uses of smart metering data at PGE
John Sullivan, AMI Project Director, Portland General Electric, OR

16h30 – 17h00

SMUD presentation
Erik Krause, Senior Project Manager, SMUD, CA

MDM and the smart grid
Stephen Nees, Technology Strategy and Planning, City of Anaheim, CA 

Conference Program Day 2

Tuesday 1 September 2009

Session 2.0.0

Home networking and connectivity
Chairman: Daniel Drolet, Board Member, Chairman, Universal Powerline Association, CA

09h00 – 09h30

Understanding the connected home market and how it will develop
Ron Zimmer, President & CEO, Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA), Canada

09h30 – 10h00

Energy conservation via connected appliances
Henry Marcy, Vice President, Technology, Whirlpool Corporation, MI

10h00 – 10h30

Intelligence, innovation and the integrated energy value chain
Terry Mohn, Vice Chairman, GridWise Alliance, CA

Session 2.1.1

Demand side management and energy efficiency technologies
Chairman: Mike Smith, Vice President and General Manager North America, Spintelligent, CA

Session 2.2.1

The Understanding the real potential for Powerline Communications to drive profitability
Chairman: Daniel Drolet, Board Member, Chairman, Universal Powerline Association, CA

11h00 – 11h30

Power intersection: Utility meets web
Ivo Steklac, CEO, Greenbox Technology, CA

UPA welcome address/ chairman’s opening address
Daniel Drolet, Board Member, Chairman, Universal Powerline Association, CA 

11h30 – 12h00

Net metering and the green energy economy
Guerry Waters, Vice President, Industry Strategy, Oracle Utilities, GA 

The global powerline standards landscape for all applications
Jon Eagen, Vice President, Standards and Certification, Universal Powerline Association, CA 

12h00 – 12h30

Smart meters and plug-load management
Jim Sinopoli, Managing Principal, Smart Buildings, TX

Using high-speed powerline communications technology for advanced communications on the Grid – The UPA’s vision for the future
Chris Graham-Fielding, Director Smart Grids, Freedom Digital Networks & UPA Smart Grid Working Group Chairman, CA

Session 2.1.2

Smart grid extensions: Plug-in hybrids, energy efficiency and conservation programs with electric utilities
Chairman: Mike Smith, Vice President and General Manager North America, Spintelligent, CA

Session 2.2.1

Powerline Communications applications for utilities – smarter grids I
Chairman: Chris Graham-Fielding, Director Smart Grids, Freedom Digital Networks & UPA Smart Grid Working Group Chairman, CA

13h30 – 14h00

Considerations in developing smart grid networks
Dave Elve, Principal, Enspiria Solutions, GA

 

Implementation of a smart grid network
John J. Joyce, President and CEO, Ambient Corporation, MA

14h00 – 14h30

PHEV – a sustainable solution to our transport needs?
Felix Oduyemi, Senior Program Manager, Electric Transportation, Southern California Edison, CA 

Coppergate presentation
Michael Weissman, Vice President, North American Marketing, Coppergate

14h30 – 15h00

Integration of demand side resources
Athena Besa, Chairperson, CALMAC, Energy Programs, SDG&E, CA


Demand response and energy efficiency: What does it mean and how do we get it right?
Dr. Venkat Shastri, Chief Executive Officer, PCN Technology, CA 

Session 2.2.3

Powerline Communications applications for utilities – smarter grids II
Chairman: Chris Graham-Fielding, Director Smart Grids, Freedom Digital Networks & UPA Smart Grid Working Group Chairman, CA

15h30 – 16h00

ITU-T G.hn universal chipsets for all media
Robert Litzlbeck, VP of Sales North America, DS2, CA

16h00 – 16h30

The convergence of PLC, coax and twisted pair technologies “everywire” technology in the next 5 years: ITU-T standardization and its importance in market emergence
Matt Theall, President, HomeGrid Forum, OR

16h30 – 17h00

PLC solutions to enable power utility companies to augment their smart grid network costs
Sam Morovati, Vice President, Strategic Sales, Corinex Communications, Canada