Smart Grids Latin America

September 28 – 30, 2010

Pre-Conference Seminars/Workshops

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Session 0.3.1

Developing energy efficiency programs for measurable results
Workshop leader: Alessandra Guarino, Consulting Sales Director, Oracle, Brasil
Luis Sobral, Oracle, Brasil

09h00 – 10h30

Energy efficiency programs are an important aspect of managing customer demand, but experience shows that they can easily fail to deliver the desired results in consumption reduction. This workshop will include lessons learnt and guidelines for achieving measurable results.

Session 0.3.2

Developing energy efficiency programs for measurable results
Workshop leader: Alessandra Guarino, Consulting Sales Director, Oracle, Brasil
Luis Sobral, Oracle, Brasil

11h00 – 12h30

  • Introduction
  • Aims of energy efficiency programs
  • Lessons learnt in North America,
  • Europe and Australia
  • Engaging all of your customers
  • Billing for energy efficiency rates
  • Conclusion

Session 1.0.1

Opening session
President and moderator: Bruno Regueira, Utility Business Development Executive, IBM, Brazil

14h00 – 14h20

Welcome and keynote address
Dario Almeida, Business Executive in Utilities Consultancy, IBM, Brazil

14h20 – 15h45

Debate/Utility round table
Smart metering: How regulatory changes will contribute to the large-scale deployment of smart meters and what is expected from the utilities

Panelists:

  • Oscar Armijos, General Manager, Electrica de Guayaquil, Ecuador
  • Jeferson Marcondes, Executive Metering Manager, EDP Bandeirante, Brazil
  • Celso Cerchiari, Operations Director, CTEEP, Brasil
  • Luis Carlos Gomes dos Santos, Legal Metrology Director, Inmetro, Brazil
  • José Humberto de Castro, Distribution Director, Light, Brazil
  • José Inostroza López, General Manager, Consorcio Energetico Punta Cana Macao (CEPM), Dominican Republic
  • Roberto Mario di Nardo, Commercial Executive Director, AES Eletropaulo, Brazil
  • Francisco J. F. Paracampos, Superintendent – Business Unit Center, Sabesp, Brazil
  • Paulo Henrique Silvestri Lopes, Technical Regulation Superintendent, ANEEL, Brazil

16h15 – 17h30

Planning, risks and management: building a successful project
Invited speaker: Amyr Klink, Explorer and Navigator, Brazil

17h30 – 18h00

Announcement of the winners of the Smart Energy International América Latina Excellence Awards
By Jonathan Spencer Jones, Editor, Smart Energy International América Latina

The awards program recognizes and encourages excellence in the Latin American utility sector.
Winners will be recognized and honored in the following categories:

  • Advanced Metering project
  • Revenue Protection project
  • Customer Service project

Conference Program Day 1

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Session 1.3.1

Regulation and tariffs for smart metering and smart grids
President: Ricardo Van Erven, Technology Director, AES Eletropaulo, Brazil

09h00 – 09h30

Aneel´s regulation about smart meter
Paulo Henrique Silvestri Lopes, Technical Regulation Superintendent, ANEEL, Brazil

09h30 – 10h00

AMI and dynamic pricing – some early results
Ryan Hledik, Senior Associate, The Brattle Group, USA

10h00 – 10h30

GE’s vision for the smart grid
Martha Saker, Product Senior Manager, Electricity Meters, GE Digital Energy, Brazil

Presentation not yet available, contact Kim Jansen for further queries. 

Session 1.3.2

Smart grids infrastructure requirements
President: Geraldo Guimarães, Director, Silver Spring Networks, Brazil

11h00 – 11h30

Smart grid: EPRI’s vision
Acher Mosse, Executive Director, EPRI, Brazil

11h30 – 12h00

Convergent system for automation, operation and engineering analysis as an embryo to EDP Bandeirante’s smart grid – Platoe system
Francisco Manuel Pires Neto, Control Systems Operational Manager – DTAS, EDP Bandeirante, Brazil

12h00 – 12h30

ADA – Grid automation via Twacs
João de Souza Junior, Engineering, Automation & Protection, Elektro, Brazil

Session 1.3.3

The business case for smart grids
President: José Gonçalves Vieira, Director, CELG Telecom and Technological Innovations Director, APTEL, Brazil

14h00 – 14h30

Smart grids at EDP – Portugal and Brazil
Vitor Luiz Guitte Gardiman, Technological Development Executive Manager, EDP Bandeirante, Brazil

14h30 – 15h00

Building a smart grid pilot project integrating AMI, automation and operation
Ricardo Van Erven, Technology Director, AES Eletropaulo, Brazil

15h00 – 15h30

The remote management system from Enel and Endesa and its implementation in Spain
Robert Denda, Remote Management Project Coordinator, Endesa, Spain
Fabio Borghese, International Business Development Executive of Network Technologies, Enel, Italy

Session 1.3.4

Panel debate: Smart grid considerations
Moderator: Ricardo Van Erven, Technology Director,  AES Eletropaulo, Brazil

16h00 – 17h30

Panelists:

  • Mauro Carmello, Systems Engineering and Metering Manager, CPFL, Brazil
  • Orestes Castañeda, New Technologies Manager, Ampla, Brasil
  • Roberto Falco, Smart Grids Leader for Latin America, Accenture, Brazil
  • Flavio Henrique Martins Vieira, Metering Modernization Project Manager, CEMIG, Brazil
  • Fabio Toledo, Assessor to the Operations and Clients Vice-President, Light, Brazil
  • Vinicius Parmezani Lopes, Metering and Tecnology Supervisor, Elektro, Brazil
  • Paulo Henrique Silvestri Lopes, Technical Regulation Superintendent, ANEEL, Brazil

Conference Program Day 2

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Session 2.3.1

Choosing the right communication architecture: strategies and considerations
President: Jeferson Marcondes, Executive Metering Manager, EDP Bandeirante, Brazil

09h00 – 09h20

RF mesh: Vision of an open, unified, scalable platform for the future of the smart grid
Carlos Ramon, General Manager – Global Ventures, Silver Spring Networks, USA

09h20 – 09h40

PLC at low voltage with PSK modulation: Systelab’s experience in Brinkmann
Carlos Alejandro Dri, President Director, Sistelab, Argentina

09h40 – 10h00

Telecom challenge in smart grid projects
David Dias, Business Executive – Services/Utilities, IBM, Brazil

10h00 – 10h20

Efficient use in smart grid of narrowband wireless networks in high and low density urban areas
Ariovaldo Scardigno Aprikian, President, X3 Tecnologia, Brazil

10h20 – 10h30

Questions

Session 2.3.2

Standards for AMI and smart grid
President: Mariélio Silva, Technical Director, Elster, Brazil

11h00 – 11h30

Centralized meters homologation process
Luis Fernando Rust, Senior Specialist in Metrology and Quality, INMETRO, Brazil

11h30 – 12h00

Smart metering: why, what and how
Paul Fuchs, General Secretary, DLMS User Association, Switzerland

Session 2.1.3

Closing session

This session allows participants the opportunity to hear key points raised by selected chairmen and moderators from the conference

Moderator: Taco de Vries, Smart Grids Leader, Accenture, UK

Panelists:

  • Marcelo Assef, Commercial Director, Nansen, Brazil
  • Justino Brunelli, Water Billing Manager, Águas Guariroba, Brazil
  • Ryan Hledik, Senior Associate, The Brattle Group, USA
  • Jeferson Marcondes, Executive Metering Manager, EDP Bandeirante, Brazil
  • Luis Fernando Rust, Senior Specialist in Metrology and Quality, INMETRO, Brazil
  • Fabio Toledo, Assessor to the Operations and Clients Vice-President, Light, Brazil
  • Ricardo Van Erven, Technology Director, AES Eletropaulo, Brazil
  • Marcello Xavier Veiga, Planning and Development of the Metropolitan Area Superintendent, SABESP, Brazil