Smart Metering East Coast

27 October – 28 October 2008

Conference Program Day 1

Monday 27 October 2008

Opening session: 1.1
Chairman: Howard Scott, Managing Director, Cognyst Advisors, NJ

09h00 – 09h30

Keynote address: Making Progress on the smart grid
Lloyd Yates, President and CEO, Progress Energy Carolinas, NC

09h30 – 10h00

The current regulatory environment and the impact that REPS will have on your utility
Jim Kerr, Partner, McGuireWoods LLP, Former Commissioner, North Carolina Utilities Commission, NC

(No presentations were used)

10h00 – 10h30

Energy efficiency targets for the 21st century utility
Ted Schultz, Vice President, Energy Efficiency, Duke Energy, NC

Session 1.2

A critical overview of smart metering initiatives – identifying strengths and pitfalls of mature networks
Chairman: Ed Finamore, President, Valutech Solutions, PA

11h00 – 11h30

Developing a smart grid field labor strategy
Richard Walden, Director, Business Planning & Strategic Solutions, Dominion VA Power, VA

11h30 – 12h00

IP meters and the smart grid wan revolution
Bob Warden, Vice President, Corporate Accounts, Echelon, CA

12h00 – 12h30

Building the business case – understanding the value of smart metering
Jack Carr, Manager Meter Engineering, American Electric Power, OH

12h30 – 13h00

Interoperability and standards – the secret to protecting your investment
Tom Williams, Regional Technical Manager, Trilliant, NC

Session 1.3

Other devices of the smart grid
Chairman: Matt Spaur, AMI Business Development, Itron, WA

14h00 – 14h30

The role of telecom in building the smart grid
Pat McHugh, Business Development Director, Black & Veatch, NC

14h30 – 15h00

Meeting the energy demand from PHEV
Mike Burns, Senior Product Manager, Smart Grid Applications, Itron, WA

15h00 – 15h30

Barbarians at your gate(way): Legal risks and opportunities for advanced metering systems
Mark Foley, Partner, Foley & Lardner, WI

Session 1.4

16h00 – 17h00

Panel discussion: “How utilities can understand their customers’ needs through smart meter technology”
Moderator: Rosalie Day, Policy Director, North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association, NC

Panelists:

  • Jack Carr, Manager Meter Engineering, American Electric Power, OH
  • Bob Kingery, Co-founder, Southern Energy Management, NC
  • David Kirkpatrick, Managing Director & Co-founder of SJF Ventures, NC
  • Don Morrow, Vice President & Executive Consultant, Quanta Technology, NC
  • Scott Smith, Director, Market Management, Trilliant, CA
  • Matt Spaur, AMI Business Development, Itron, WA

A number of utility representatives, consultants, technology vendors and consumer advocates will discuss how two-way communication will empower residential and industrial customers.
Do customers want to manage their energy usage? How will they receive rebates? What about environmental sustainability? Has the evolution of smart metering encouraged this and what can we expect in the future?

Conference Program Day 2

Tuesday 28 October 2008

Session 2.1

Utility communications – It’s all about options
Chairman: Dan Middleton, Vice President of Sales, SilverSpring Networks, CA

09h00 – 09h30

SilverSpring presentation
Dan Middleton, Vice President of Sales, SilverSpring Networks, CA

09h30 – 10h00

OGE gains interoperability through collaboration
Michael Farrell, Product Innovation Manager, OGE, OK

10h00 – 10h30

Tariff and load management by wide area longwave communication
Burkhard Beyer, Business Development Manager, EFR, Germany

Session 2.2

Coming to terms with the future of the smart grid
Chairman: Richard Auerweck, Product Manager, Tantalus, NC

11h00 – 11h30

Great expectations of the smart grid
Tim Eskew, Global Vice President, Marketing, Elster, NC

11h30 – 12h00

Building a smart grid roadmap
Becky Harrison, Director, Distribution Services, Progress Energy Carolinas, NC

12h00 – 12h30

Future applications for AMI and the smart grid
Giro Iuliano, Product Solution Specialist, Oracle, MA

12h30 – 13h00

AMI and smart grid at PHI
Dale Gant, Manager of Meter Services, Pepco Holdings, DC & Jeff Evans, Principal Consultant, Enspiria Solutions, GA

Session 2.3

Hitting home with demand response
Chairman: Steve Kenny, Account Executive, Tantalus Systems, NC

14h00 – 14h30

Enabling flexibility through demand response
Britton Sanderford, Chief Technology Officer, Sensus Metering Systems, NC

14h30 – 15h00

The “hidden” system benefits of AMI-enabled demand response
Wade Malcolm, Senior Manager, System Operations Practice, Accenture, PA

15h00 – 15h30

Metering and submetering: value for public sector buildings
Chuck Sathrum, Program Manager, State Energy Office, NC

Session 2.4

16h00 – 17h00

Closing panel discussion: “How will vendor interoperability revolutionize the future of the smart grid?”
Moderator: Dale Pennington, Managing Director, UtiliWorks Consulting, NY

Panelists:

  • Michael Farrell, Product Innovation Manager, OGE, OK
  • Becky Harrison, Director, Distribution Services, Progress Energy Carolinas, NC
  • Srini Krishnamurthy, Vice President, Corporate Development, Eka Systems, MD
  • Dan Middleton, Vice President of Sales, SilverSpring Networks, CA
  • Britton Sanderford, Chief Technology Officer, Sensus Metering Systems, NC

16h00 – 17h00

A selection of utilities, consultants and vendors will discuss the benefits and drawbacks of interoperability. Will it ever really happen, and is it truly possible? Gain further insight into how multi-service utilities (and utilities with large geographic coverage) select, and future-proof, their technologies.