Smart Metering Canada: Conference Programme 19 – 21 February, 2007

Program day 1: Monday 19 February 2007

SMART Meter Data Management (MDM)
Chairman: Giro Iuliano, Sales Executive, LODESTAR Corporation, MA, USA

09h00 – 09h30
An outline of the smart metering system implementation program
Bill Limbrick, Vice President, Information Technology and Infrastructure, Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO), ON, Canada 

09h30 – 10h00
What MDM can do for utilities

James Douglas, President and Senior Consultant, Util-Assist, ON, Canada  
10h00 – 10h30 
Solutions for MDM
Layne Nelson,Product Manager for the LODESTAR Meter Data Management, LODESTAR Corporation, Peabody, MA, USA 

MDM – the strategies, standards and systems
Chairman: Giro Iuliano, Sales Executive, LODESTAR Corporation, MA, USA

11h00 – 11h30
Regulatory treatment of smart metering
George Vegh, Counsel, McCarthy, Tétrault LLP, ON, Canada 
11h30 – 12h00
Leveraging AMI for demand response
Paul Grod, Chief Executive Officer, Rodan Energy, Mississauga, ON, Canada
12h00 – 12h30
Strategies for developing a functional MDM repository
Wendy Lohkamp, Director Product Line Management, Itron, CA, USA
Considerations for smart metering technologies
The latest smart metering technologies for an advanced metering infrastructure. Hear about the latest technologies on offer from leading manufacturers of smart metering products

Chairman: Giro Iuliano, Sales Executive, LODESTAR Corporation, MA, USA
14h00 – 14h30
Triacta’s 6320 MDV Smart Metering Solution

Tom Kelly, Regional Sales Manager, Triacta Power Technologies, ON, Canada   
14h00 – 15h00
LODESTAR Customer Choice Suite™ (CCS™)
Joven Lupso, Sales Engineer, LODESTAR Corporation, MA, USA   
15h00 – 15h30
Open, IP-based AMI Solutions: Making the Right Choice for Your Smart Metering Investment
Eric Dresselhuys, Vice President, Markets and Business Development, Silver Spring Networks,  CA, USA
15h30 – 16h00
Smart metering solutions for Ontario’s LDC’s
Scott Beneteau, Sales Development Manager, Olameter, QC, Canada

 Program day 2: Tuesday, 20 February 2007
Conference Programme

Keynote opening session: An overview of the Smart Metering Initiative in Canada
Chairman: Shane Pospisil, President and Chief Executive Officer, Ontario Energy Association

09h00 – 09h30 
Welcome address
The Hon. Dwight Duncan, Minister of Energy, Ministry of Energy, ON, Canada
09h30 –10h00 
Smart Metering as the solution to electricity supply issues
David O’Brien, Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Hydro Corporation, ON, Canada 
10h00 – 10h30
Smart metering … creating a culture of energy conservation
David Collie, President and CEO, Burlington Hydro, Inc., ON, Canada

Smart metering initiatives in the provinces
Chairman: Bob Warden, Vice President, Business Development, Echelon Corporation, CA, USA 

11h00 – 11h30 
Where’s the Data? The Issue of Smart Meter Data Availability
Brent Williams, Vice President – IT Solutions, Olameter, QC, Canada
11h30 – 12h00
Smart Metering – a multi-utility approach
Jim Keech, President and Chief Executive Officer, Utilities Kingston, ON, Canada

12h00 – 12h30
A new generation of advanced metering technology
Michael Dudar, Division Manager – Industrial & Commercial Solutions, Manitoba Hydro, MB, Canada

Smart metering case studies : International pilots and projects
Bob Warden, Vice President, Business Development, Echelon Corporation, CA, USA

13h00 – 13h30
Defining Smart Metering and planning for the future
Frits Bruggink, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Service Provider Group, Echelon BV, The Netherlands
14h00 – 14h30
The large scale wireless mesh AMR/AMI solution
Alexander Merkulov, Deputy Director for Development, JSC Petersburg Sales Company, Russian Federation and Vladimir Rizberg, Business Development Manager, Eka Systems Inc., MD, USA
14h30 – 15h00  
Solutions for Smart Grids … a case study
Michele Marzola, Chief Executive Officer, Digital Networks PLC, Italy
 Considerations for smart metering technologies
Smart metering case studies: Pilots and projects

The latest smart metering technologies for an advanced metering infrastructure. Hear about the latest technologies on offer from leading manufacturers of smart metering products

Chairman: Nicholas McDiarmid, Associate Editor, Spintelligent, NV, USA

15h20 — 15h50
Networked Energy Services support smart grid applications

Bob Warden, Vice President, Business Development, Echelon Corporation, CA, USA   
15h50 — 16h20
Advanced metering infrastructure – OpenWay™ demo and user cases
Scott Owen, Vice President, Sales, Itron, WA, USA
16h20 — 16h50
EnergyAxis Now and Beyond
Clarence Batterink, Produce Manager, Elster, ON, Canada   
16h50 – 17h20
Communications for the smartgrid

Ben Sharpe, Eastern Canada Manager, Tantalus Systems Corporation, ON, Canada
    

Programe Day 3: Wednesday, 21 February 2007
Conference Programme

Smart metering initiatives in Ontario
Chairman: Ben Sharpe, Eastern Canada Manager, Tantalus Systems Corporation, ON, Canada

09h00 – 09h30
Making the grade with smart meter technology
Tomo Matesic, Vice President of Business Development, Chatham-Kent Hydro, ON, Canada
9h30 – 10h00
AMI Data Communications…choosing a solution that’s right for you
Owen Mahaffy, Metering Manager, Hydro Ottawa, ON, Canada
10h00 – 10h30
Smart business Cases: Alternative approaches to value
Eric Murray – Senior Vice President, Sales & Business Operations, Tantalus Systems Corporation, BC, Canada

Smart Metering and Smart Pricing
Chairman: Eric Murray, Senior Vice President, Sales & Business Operations,
Tantalus Systems Corporation, BC, Canada

11h00 – 11h30
An overview of smart pricing pilot projects in Ontario
Marika Hare, Managing Director Regulatory Policy Development, Ontario Energy Board, ON, Canada 
11h30 – 12h00 
The smartest meters come with smart pricing
Ahmad Faruqui, Principal, The Brattle Group, CA, USA 
12h00 – 12h30
Dynamic pricing and real time pricing strategies

Todd Williams, Associate Director, Navigant Consulting, ON, Canada

Demand response, smart networks and AMI
Chairman: Eric Murray, Senior Vice President, Sales & Business Operations,
Tantalus Systems Corporation, BC, Canada

13h30 – 14h00
Multi Dwelling Metering: Private Networks to Deliver Public Good

Rob Brennan, President & CEO, Triacta Power Technologies, ON, Canada
14h00 – 14h30
Smart grids, smart meters and the importance of integrated communications

Jeff Tolnar, Chief Technology Officer, BPL Global Ltd., PA, USA
15h30 – 17h10
Closing think tank panel discussion: Smart Metering … the road ahead

Chairman: Eric Murray, Senior Vice President, Sales & Business Operations,
Tantalus Systems Corporation, BC, Canada

Panelists: