Smart Energy Middle East

23 - 25 October 2011

Pre-Conference Seminar

Sunday 23 October 2011

AMI Seminar
Dr Howard Scott, Managing Director, Cognyst International

09h00 - 10h45

Seminar Part 1
Identifying technologies and deployment options available to electricity utilities; the practical aspects of exploring vendor offerings;and successfully implementing systems

11h15 - 12h15

Seminar Part 2
Global case studies: Exploring the lessons learnt from global smart metering deployments and how the Middle East can benefit from them
Richard Pate, Principal, Cognyst International

13h30 - 14h00

Case study: Energy efficiency – think smarter
Dr Essam A. Al-Ammar, Energy Consultant, Riyadh Techno Valley, Saudi Arabia

Presentation available from speaker on request. 

14h00 - 15h00

Seminar Part 3
Devising thriving procurement strategies
Developing systems to give you headroom for growth

15h30 - 16h30

Seminar Part 4 and closing
Demystifying the standards such as NIST, SEP 2.0 and OpenADR.
Effective approaches for standards compliance and determining smart grid interoperability

Conference Program Day 1

Monday 24 October 2011

Session 1.1: Opening and plenary session

Today’s thought leaders driving tomorrow’s smart energy strategies
Chair: Olivier Cornock, Regional editor, GCC, Oxford Business Group

09h30 - 10h00

Keynote Address: Identifying the lessons learnt from ADWEA’s largest regional smart metering deployment for energy sustainability
Saeed Nassouri, Senior Technical Advisor, ADWEA, UAE

10h00 - 10h30

Keynote address: Leveraging Customer and Utility collaboration to deliver Smart Energy Management
Richard Creegan,VP, Strategic Marketing, Itron Smart Grid Solutions
Muness Charara, General Manager Middle East, Itron, UAE

10h30 - 11h00

Keynote address: Identifying the strategies for sustainable developments in the Middle East
Thom Bohlen, Chief Technical Officer, Middle East Centre for Sustainable Development (MECSD)

11h00 - 11h30

Keynote Address: Sustainability in energy and the need for high level coordination with utilities
Saeed Alabbar, Vice Chairman, Emirates Green Building Council, UAE

Session 1.2: The GCC Grid Updates

Chair: Jeremy Heath, Network Manager, Sutton & East Surrey Water, UK

14h00 - 15h00

The GCC Smart Transmission Grid Latest Updates
Ahmad Ali Ebrahim, System Operations and Maintenance Director, GCCIA, Saudi Arabia
Presented by Nasser Al Shahrani, System Operation & Control Manager

Session 1.3

Chair: Kenneth McKellar, Partner and Middle East Energy & Resources Leader, Deloitte Middle East, UAE

15h00 - 15h30

Solutions presentation: Value proposition for data security in the smart grid
Andreas Brun, Senior Vice President, EMEA, Landis+Gyr

15h30 - 16h00

Solutions presentation: Utilising broadband powerline communications for Automated Meter Reading (AMR)
Claus U. Damm, Vice President, Power Plus Communications

16h00 - 16h30

Technology CEO round table: The role of technology and innovation in turning policy and vision into reality

Panellists:

  • Richard Creegan,VP, Strategic Marketing, Itron Smart Grid Solutions
  • Andreas Brun, Senior Vice President, EMEA, Landis+Gyr
  • Claus U. Damm, Vice President, Power Plus Communications

Conference Program Day 2

Tuesday 25 October 2011

Session 2.1

Operational excellence: steps to undertake today towards achieving a smart future tomorrow
Chair: Dr Howard Scott, Managing Director, Cognyst International

09h30 - 10h00

Keynote Address: Green energy technologies on the world's energy map
Eng Mohammed Al Ta'ani, General Manager, Arab Renewable Energy Commission "¨& General Manager, Jordanian Renewable Energy Society

10h00 - 10h30

Solution Presentation: Enhanced data security to protect the smart grid
Ali Mouslmani, Regional Director, Elster Electricity
Kim Noorgaard, VP Sales & Marketing, Elster Electricity

11h00 - 11h30

Solution Presentation & Case Study: Demand management best practices
Jack Kundamal, Chief Operating Officer, Connectiva Systems
Mitchell Wondolowski, Co-Founder and CEO, Grid Solutions

11h30 - 12h15

Panel Discussion – Where does the future lie in terms of smart energy in the region?

Panelists:

  • Eng. KhaldonKhashman,Secretary General, Arab Countries Water Utilities Association (ACWUA)
  • Eng Mohammed Al Ta'ani, General Manager, Arab Renewable Energy Commission "¨& General Manager, Jordanian Renewable Energy Society
  • Ali Mouslmani, Regional Director, Elster Electricity
  • Jack Kundamal, Chief Operating Officer, Connectiva Systems
  • Mitchell Wondolowski, Co-Founder and CEO, Grid Solutions
Session 2.2

Identifying the GCC Country’s smart energy challenges and solutions

13h30 - 14h30

GCC Countries’ round tables
The key countries/emirates to be represented: Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar and Kuwait

Session 2.4

Business processes and strategies
Chair: Charles Morris, CEO, Cognyst International, Qatar

15h00 - 15h30

Case study: Global Examples in enterprise architecture for utilities – Strategic planning
Charles Morris, CEO, Cognyst International, Qatar

15h30 - 16h00

Energy Audit – are we doing it the correct way and how Smart Grid can act as an enabler to proper energy audit
Arindam Ghosh, Associate Director, KPMG Bahrain & Qatar

16h00 - 16h15

Closing of event