Smart Metering East Coast

7 November – 9 November, 2007  

Wednesday, November 7, 2007 

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP: MORNING

09h00 – 10h30 
Venture capital investment in metering
Moderator: Matt Lecar, Venture Consultant, Trinity Ventures, CA, USA

Panelists:

  • Alexander “Hap” Ellis, General Partner, Rockport Capital, MA, USA
  • Bruce Craig, Managing Director, England and Company, DC, USA
  • Jason Hicks, Vice President, NGP Energy Technology Partners, DC, USA

11h00 – 11h30
The Execution Challenge: Metering companies breaking into the utility marketplace
Doug Houseman, Vice President and Principal, Global Utilities, Cap Gemini, IL, USA

11h30 – 13h00
Exit Opportunities for Metering Companies – M&A, IPO and the public markets
Moderator: Matt Lecar, Venture Consultant, Trinity Ventures, CA, USA

Panelists:

  • Bruce Craig, Managing Director, England and Company, DC, USA
  • David Weiss, Managing Director, Broadpoint Securities Group, Inc, MA, USA

 PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP: AFTERNOON
 Home Area Networks…the methodologies and technologies

Identifying the standards and practices for information exchange
Chairman: Aaron Snyder, Consulting Engineer, EnerNex Corporation, TN, USA

Areas that will be covered include:

  • The standards and practices necessary to enable information exchange
  • Identifying the information to be exchanged
  • Types of devices that can utilise and act on the information
  • Protocols and other standards necessary
  • Best practices necessary to ensure interoperability
  • Policies and architecture for security and privacy

 DAY 1 : CONFERENCE

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Keynote opening session: Policy and regulatory drivers for smart metering
Chairman: Larry Mansueti, Director State and Regional Assistance, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, Department of Energy, DC, USA
09h00 – 09h30
Keynote address: Getting smart with meters : A Regulator’s perspective
Rick Morgan, Commissioner, DC Public Service Commission, DC, USA

09h30 – 10h30
Keynote panel discussion: New energy policies around smart metering, energy efficiency and demand response
A distinguished panel of experts will discuss the impacts smart metering will have on the customer and give a view of the road ahead

Moderator: Larry Mansueti, Director State and Regional Assistance, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, Department of Energy, Washington DC, USA

World market overview
Chairman: Eric Ackerman, Senior Manager, Regulatory Policy, Edison Electric Institute, DC. USA
11h00 – 11h30
Ontario’s progress and look ahead … an overview
Michael Angemeer, President and Chief Executive Officer, Veridian Corporation, ON, Canada
11h30 – 12h00
News from abroad: an overview of market, regulatory and industry development in Europe
Howard Porter, Managing Director, ESMIG (European Smart Metering Industry Group), London, UK
12h00 – 12h30
Europe Update Echelon
Bob Warden, Vice President, Corporate Accounts, Echelon Corporation, CA, USA
AMI and the customer: Strategies and case studies
Chairman: David Bonnett, Vice President, Product Management, ESCO’s Communications Segment, MO, USA 
13h30 – 14h00
Graceful integration of AMI, home networks and people
Harvey Michaels, Strategic Consultant, Nexus Energy Software, MA, USA

14h00 – 14h30
Beyond the smart grid; the customer perspective
Ted Schultz, Vice President, Energy Efficiency, Duke Energy, NC, USA

14h30 – 15h00
AMI and the customer: priorities for PEPCO’s smart metering program
Michael Poncia, Process Manager, Pepco Holdings, Inc., DC, USA
15h00 – 15h30
Moving forward with advanced metering
Michele Pierzga, Business Consultant, PPL Electric Utilities, PA, USA 
Technology drivers for the smart utility
Technology update … vendor showcase

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

Chairman: Edmund Finamore, President, ValuTech Solutions, PA, USA
16h00 – 16h20
ESCO Technologies Communications Segment
Martin Flusberg, President, Nexus Energy Software/ESCO’s Communications Segment, MA, USA
16h20 – 16h40
Best value/risk ratio- The case for end-to-end standards
Jonathan Ziegler, Vice President, Sales, Trilliant Networks, CA, USA
16h40 – 17h00
Elster & EnergyAxis – at the Confluence of AMI & DR
Michael Tabbert, Director, Strategic Accounts, Elster Integrated Solutions, TX, USA
17h00 – 17h20
Cathedral Thinking Smart Grid
Bob Warden, Vice President, Corporate Accounts, Echelon Corporation, CA, USA

DAY 2 : CONFERENCE

Friday, November 9, 2007

 Meter Data Management
Chairman: Bruce Husta, Vice President, Software Solutions, Itron, CT, USA
08h30 – 09h30
Driving standardization in Meter Data Management

Panelists:

09h30 – 10h30
360 Degree view of Open Standards in Advanced Metering

Panelists:

AMI and Smart metering initiatives
Chairman: Jon Rappaport, Vice-President, Business Development, Broadband Energy Networks, PA, USA
11h00 – 11h30
BGE’s Smart Energy Savers Program
Michael Butts, AMI Project Manager, Baltimore Gas and Electric Co, MD, USA
11h30 – 12h00
Smart metering and the need for advanced data management
Brian Owenson, Senior Director, Technology – Utilities Global Business Unit, Oracle Utilities, CA, USA 
12h00 – 12h30
"Oh and by the way, you get meter readings too…"
A look at distribution automation, intelligent grids and demand side management…getting the real value from your AMI
David Turner, Senior Vice President, Product and Service Development, Gestalt LLC, PA, USA
The roles of advanced metering and the intelligent grid
Chairman: Aldo Morri, Director, Research, Utilities Telecom Council, DC, USA
13h30 – 14h00
Bringing the customer communication infrastructure together
Martin Burns, President, Hypertek, Inc., MD, USA
14h00 – 14h30
Responsive pricing/smart metering pilot program
Greg Fergason, Demand Side Management Program Manager, E.ON U.S., KY, USA
14h30 – 15h00
Advanced metering emerges as the keystone to the smart grid of the future
Eric Dresselhuys, Executive Vice-President, SilverspringNetworks, CA, USA
15h00 – 15h30
Smart Grid Technology and the importance of integrated communications
Bill Zollars, Senior Program Manager,  BPL Global, PA, USA/Heidi Caroline, Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, BPL Global, PA, USA

16h00 – 17h00
Closing panel discussion: Consumer advocacy issues surrounding smart metering initiatives
Moderator:  Lopa Parikh, Assistant, People’s Council of the District of Columbia, DC, USA

  • Do all consumer classes benefit equally from smart meters?
  • How should the costs of smart metering technology be allocated i.e. should those that benefit more pay more?
  • How do you measure the benefits that consumers receive from smart meters?
  • How does smart metering affect rate structure of utilities and what the cost to consumers?
  • How should consumers be educated on use of smart meters?
  • Is smart metering technology an open or closed portal technology?

Panelists:

  • Doug Houseman, Vice President and Principal, Global Utilities, Cap Gemini, IL, USA
  • Karen Parham, Regulatory Affairs Lead, Pepco Holdings, Inc., DC, USA
  • Rob Hartway – Manager, Technical Marketing, Elster Integrated Solutions, NC, USA
  • Jon Rappaport, Vice-President, Business Development, Broadband Energy Networks, PA, USA
  • Tim Davidick, Managing Director, Curtailment & Demand Response Programs, ADMMicro, Inc., VA, USA