Smart Energy Canada

Canadian Water Meter Summit

24 February – 25 February 2009

Conference Program Day 1

Tuesday February 24, 2009

Joint opening session: 1.0.1

Smart resources for a smart future
Chairman: Shane Pospisil, President and Chief Executive Officer, Ontario Energy Association, ON

09h00 – 09h30

Keynote address
The Honorable George Smitherman, Minister of Energy, Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure, ON

09h30 – 10h00

Plenary address: ENERGY
David O’Brien, President and Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Hydro, ON

10h00 – 10h30

Plenary address: WATER
Tom Moulton, President, Ontario Water Works Association, ON

Session 1.1.1: ENERGY

Energy leaders’ plenary panel: The future of Canada’s energy sector
Chairman: Mark Garner, Managing Director, Regulatory Policy & Compliance, Ontario Energy Board, ON

Session 1.2.1: WATER

Water leaders’ plenary panel: Mapping Canada’s water and water metering landscape
Chairman: Tom Moulton, President, OWWA, ON

11h00 – 12h00

An esteemed panel of industry experts and leaders will discuss the dynamics and driving factors of the vision and future of the energy sector in Canada and how it affects the utility of the future.  The role of regulatory support, energy efficiency and conservation, new generation technologies and the customer as part of the solution will outline the roadmap for an environmentally sustainable future.   

Panellists:

  • David Collie, President and Chief Executive Officer, Burlington Hydro, ON
  • Cara Clairman, Vice President , Sustainable Development, Ontario Power Generation, ON
  • Peter Love, Chief Conservation Officer, Ontario Power Authority, ON
  • Paul Murphy, President and Chief Executive Officer, IESO,ON
  • Eli Turk, Vice President, Canadian Electricity Association, ON

An esteemed panel of industry experts and leaders will discuss the dynamics and driving factors of the vision and future of the water sector in Canada and how it affects the utility of the future.  The role of regulatory support, water conservation, new generation technologies and the customer as part of the solution will outline the roadmap for an environmentally sustainable future.   

Panellists:

  • Ray Fung, Utilities Manager, District of West Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Doug Kaupp, Water Utility Manager, City of Lethbridge, Alberta
  • Marg Martel, Customer Service Manager, Aquatera, Alberta
  • Carl Yates, General Manager, Halifax Water Commission, Nova Scotia
Session 1.1.2: ENERGY

Framework for Canada’s energy sector for the grid of tomorrow
Chairman: Todd Williams, Associate Director, Navigant Consulting, ON

Session 1.2.2: WATER

Overview of Canada’s water and water metering legislation
Chairman: Joel Carty, Principal Consultant, Diameter Solutions, ON

12h00 – 12h30

Smart grid: Realizing the promise
Ed Chatten, VP Corporate Performance and Metering, Powerstream, ON

The current roadmap for Canadian water utilities
Michel Villeneuve, Environment Canada, QC 

12h30 – 13h00

BC Hydro’s experience with the grid of tomorrow
Eric Mewhinney, Manager of Innovation and Sustainability, BC Hydro, BC

Water meter regulation
James Welsh, Senior Program Officer, Measurement Canada, ON 

13h00 – 13h30

The LDC vision: building of sustainable communities in Ontario
John Loucks, Chief Operating Officer, Brantford Power and Incoming Chair, EDA, ON

The benefit of non mechanical water metering technology to the water industry
Chris Jay,Product Manager, Elster, ON

Session 1.1.3: ENERGY

Organization of the smart grid for plug-in hybrid vehicles
Chairman: Marion Fraser, President, Fraser and Company, ON

Session 1.2.3: WATER

Meter reading systems and technologies: AMR
Chairman: Kingsley Blease, P.Eng. , C.Eng. Consultant, Resource Management Strategies, ON

14h30 – 15h00

The vehicle to grid connection
Michael Angemeer, President and Chief Executive Officer, Veridian Connections, ON 

Launch of the Toronto Water AMR Project
Angela Zapp, P.Eng. MBA, Director, Service Business, Neptune Technology Group, ON 

15h00 – 15h30

Mapping the future of PHEV Alec Tsang, Asset
Alec Tsang, Management and Planning, Generation, BC Hydro, BC 

Advanced Metering – Smart Water Management for Water Providers
Brian Fiut, Product Manager, Itron, ON

 

15h30 – 16h00

Question and answers from the floor:

  • Brian Fiut, Product Manager, Itron, ON
  • Angela Zapp, P.Eng. MBA, Director, Service Business, Neptune Technology Group, ON

Conference Program Day 2

Wednesday February 25, 2009

Session 2.1.1: ENERGY

Data, connectivity and cyber security
Chairman: George Vegh, Counsel, McCarthy Tetrault, ON

Session 2.2.1: WATER

Smart metering for water/ AMI for water workshop
Chairman: Tom Moulton, President, OWWA

09h00 – 09h30

Connectivity: the key to the smart network
Richard Bertolo, Project Director, Hydro One, ON 

City of Miramichi, New Brunswick – Implementation of the market’s latest Advanced Meter Infrastructure 
David Stoddart, Vice President and  General Manager, Neptune Technology, ON
Ray Cheung, Product Manager, Water and Systems, Neptune Technology, ON

09h30 – 10h00

Update on cyber security for the smart grid
Kshamit Dixit, Manager, IT Security, Toronto Hydro, ON

AMI for water utilities
Jack Roberston, Vice President, Elster, ON 

10h00 – 10h30

Questions and answers from the floor

  • Richard Bertolo, Project Director, Hydro One, ON
  • Kshamit Dixit, Manager, IT Security, Toronto Hydro, ON

Questions and answers from the floor

  • Ray Cheung, Product Manager, Water and Systems, Neptune Technology, ON
  • Jack Roberston, Vice President, Elster, ON
  • David Stoddart, Vice President and  General Manager, Neptune Technology, ON
Session 2.1.2

Energy management and in-home displays
Chairman: Mark Rodger, Partner, Borden Ladner Gervais, ON

Session 2.2.2

Using the meter as a water conservation tool
Chairman: Jack Robertson, Vice President, Elster, ON

11h00 – 11h30

The new frontier of energy management
Dr. Jatin Nathwani, Professor and Ontario Research Chair in Public Policy and Sustainable Energy Management, Faculties of Engineering and Environmental Studies, University of Waterloo, ON 

The practical approach to water loss management
Ken Brothers, Commissioner of Public Works, Niagara Region, ON 

11h30 – 12h00

Energy management
Linda Wainewright, Partner, Total Energy Advice and Management, ON 

Municipal peak demand reduction initiatives in Ontario
Steve Gombos, Manager water efficiency, Region of Waterloo, ON 

 

12h00 – 12h30

Water metering in a rain forest
Raymond Fung, Utilities Manager, District of West Vancouver, BC 

Session 2.1.3

Future benefits of smart metering and the grid: Energy conservation and demand response management
Chairman: Avygdor Moise, President Future DOS R&D, Canada

Session 2.2.3

Revenue assurance and protection
Chairman: Ken Brothers, Commissioner of Public Works, Niagara Region, ON

13h30 – 14h00

Green Energy Act –  A new paradigm for Ontario
Marion Fraser, President, Fraser and Company, ON

Rate Design – the impact of seasonality on rate structures
Mike Loudon, Consultant, RM Loudon, ON 

14h00 – 14h30

Demand Response and TOU Pricing – Newmarket Hydro Pilot Results
Paul Ferguson, Director, Newmarket Hydro, ON

Effective revenue  protection practices
Ken Sharratt, Principal, Sharratt Water Management, ON 

14h30 – 15h00

Peaksavers and beyond
Eli Turk, Vice President, Canadian Electricity Association, ON 

Metering and apparent loss management
Alain Lalonde, Prinicipal, Veritec Consulting, ON 

15h30 – 16h30

Joint closing panel discussion

The customer and user’s perspective of smart energy, metering and the smart grid
Chairman: Scott Rouse, Managing partner, Energy@Work

Customers answer why “smart” metering is essential and what is needed in order to succeed!

  • William Braun, General Manager, Northam Realty Advisors, ON
  • Norbert Gaudette, C.E.T.,F.M.A., R.P.A., Operations Manager, The Pen Centre, ON
  • Paul Hollins, Technical Director, GWL Realty Advisors, ON
  • Marion Fraser, President, Fraser and Company, ON