Smart Metering West Coast

20 August – 22 August, 2007

 Conference Program Day 1

Monday 20 August 2007

 Morning Workshop

Home Area Networks … the methodologies and technologies 

09h00-13h00
Identifying the standards and practices for information exchange
Chairman: Erich Gunther, Chairman and Chief Technology Officer, EnerNex Corporation, TN, USA

Erich Gunther, Chairman and Chief Technology Officer, EnerNex Corporation, is the project leader for this HAN workshop that will examine the critical role of AMI in this rapidly developing technology.

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

… and more

 Conference Program Day 2

Tuesday 21 August 2007 

 Keynote session: Policy and regulatory drivers for smart metering in the West Coast
Chairman: Frits Bruggink, Senior Vice-President and General Manager, Echelon Corporation, CA, USA 

08h30-9h00
Keynote address: Clean Energy and Climate Response in California
Martha Krebs, Deputy Director for Research & Development, California Energy Commission, CA, USA (nominated by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger

09h00-09h30
Advanced metering increases the pace!
Paul De Martini, Director Edison SmartConnect™, Southern California Edison, CA, USA

09h30-10h00
A regulatory perspective on AMI and advanced metering
David Kathan, Economist, OEMR-Policy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Washington DC, USA 

10h00-10h30
California AMI project initiatives
Moises Chavez, Regulatory Analyst, Energy Division, California Public Utilities Commission, CA, USA

 Considerations and commercial drivers for smart metering
Chairman: Stephen Hadden, Vice President, Plexus Research Inc., MD, USA

11h00-11h30
The importance of demand response to electricity markets
Kathleen King, Vice-President, NERA Economic Consulting, Washington DC, USA

11h30-12h00
SDG&E’s "smart meter" program – a case study
Ted Reguly, Director – AMI Program Office, San Diego Gas & Electric Company, CA, USA

12h00-12h30
An update on Ontario’s smart metering initiative
David Collie, President and CEO, Burlington Hydro, Toronto, CA 

 Smart metering case studies: Projects
Chairman: Mike Tabbert, Director of Strategic Accounts, Elster, NC, USA

13h30-14h00
Duke Utility of the Future Architecture
Matthew Smith, Director – Utility of the Future, Duke Energy Technology and Business Development, NC and Bob Warden, Vice President, Corporate Accounts, Echelon Corp, CA, USA

14h00-14h30
SmartMeter program update – operational benefits realization
Jim Meadows, Director, SmartMeter Project, PG&E, CA, USA

14h30-15h00
Application of Smart Metering at Salt River Project
Russell Borchardt, Manager, Metering & Field Customer Services, Salt River Project Power District, AZ, USA

15h00-15h30
AMI/smart initiatives at the largest municipal utility in the country
Mariko Marianes, Electrical Engineer and John Yu, Operational Research and Statistical Analyst,  Los Angeles Department of Water & Power, CA, 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: Erik Krause, Senior Demand Side Specialist, Sacramento Municipal Utility District, CA, USA

16h00-16h20
Software solutions for maximizing the value of smart metering initiatives
Wendy Lohkamp, Software Solutions Director – Emerging Products, Itron, CA, USA

16h20-16h40
Taking advantage of new opportunities in smart metering with Echelon’s NES system
Bob Warden, Vice President, Corporate Accounts, Echelon Corp, CA, USA

16h40-17h00
Deployed AMI value – Real World Examples
Scott Durham, Vice President, Strategic Accounts, Elster Integrated Solutions, TX, USA

17h00-17h20
Communications for the Smart Grid
Eric Murray, Senior Vice President, Sales and Business Operations, Tantalus Systems Corporation, BC, Canada

17h20-17h40
Leveraging AMI & MDM to empower our customers
Bill Vogel, President and Chief Executive Officer, Trilliant Networks, CA, USA

17h40-18h00
DCSI – The Foundation of Smart Grid
Doug Varner, ales Director, TWACS by DCIS, MO, USA

18h00-19h00
Networking reception 

 Conference Program Day 3

 Wednesday 22 August 2007

SMART Meter Data Management (MDM) … the strategies, standards and systems
Chairman: Dalton Perras, Director of Product Marketing, Itron, WA, USA

08h30-09h00
Case study: JEA
Wayne Young, Director for Meter Reading, Billing and Collection, JEA, FL, USA

09h00-09h30
Building on the potential of AMI and the meter data management system
Ed May, Director of Business Development for AMI, Itron, WA, USA

09h30-10h00
Extending the value of MDM
Layne Nelson, Senior Product Manager, Oracle Utilities, TX, USA

10h00-10h30
To be advised
Paul Lau, Manager, Customer Strategy, Sacramento Municipal Utility District, CA, USA and Martin Flusberg, President, Nexus Energy Software, MA, USA

 The roles of advanced metering in the evolution to an intelligent grid
Chairman: Joseph Hughes, Senior Project Manager, Metering, EPRI, CA, USA

11h00-11h30
Adopting open standards for AMI
Hugh Baker, President, MeterSmart LP, TX, USA

11h30-12h00
Anaheim Public Utilities forges ahead with its Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI)
Stephen Nees, Technology Development Manager, Anaheim Public Utilities, CA, USA

12h00-12h30
AMI and the smart grid vision
Greg Fergason, Demand-Side Management Program Manager, E.ON U.S., KY, USA 

12h30-13h00
AMI – Providing the Smart Grid Foundation
Maureen Trumble, AMI Project Director and Jack Hobbick, AMI Operation and Implementation Program Manager,  Consumers Energy, MI, USA

Smart metering and smart pricing
Chairman: Roger Levy, President, Levy Associates, CA, USA

14h00-14h30
Dynamic pricing and real time pricing strategies
Ahmad Faruqui, Principal, The Brattle Group, CA, USA

14h30-15h00
Enabling the Customer Side of AMI: Meter Network vs. Internet Communications with customers and HAN
Harvey Michaels, Chief Executive Officer, Nexus Energy Software, MA, USA

15h00-15h30
Value drivers and risk factors for AMI remote disconnect/reconnect functionality
Robert Wilhite, Vice President, Advanced Metering Systems, KEMA Consulting, NC, USA

The future: Beyond smart metering for the West Coast.
Where are we now and where are we going?

  • Optimizing smart metering for energy efficiency and savings
  • Incorporating smart metering into wider models of energy management
  • Customer responses to smart grid and metering options
  • Smart home technologies for the future

Moderator: Jeff Havranek, Director Sales, Trilliant Networks, CA, USA

16h00-17h00
Panelists:

  • Larry Silverman, Chairman, Broadband Energy Networks, PA, USA
  • Scott Durham, Vice President, Strategic Accounts, Elster Integrated Solutions, TX, USA
  • Joseph Hughes, Senior Project Manager, Metering, EPRI, CA, USA
  • Paul De Martini, Director Edison SmartConnect™, Southern California Edison, CA, USA
  • Erik Krause, Senior Demand Side Specialist, Sacramento Municipal Utility District, CA, USA
  • James Pace, Director, Product Management, SilverSpring Networks, CA, USA