Metering America

March 12 - 14, 2012

Pre-Conference Workshops

Monday March 12, 2012

Workshop I: Building a Solid Business Case

Workshop II: Managing the RFP Process

Workshop III: Implementing Your Smart Meter Deployment Plan

Workshop IV: Engaging Customers across their Lifecycle

Conference Program Day 1

Tuesday March 13, 2012

08h10 - 08h45

Opening Keynote: Transformation of the Utility
Jessie Knight Jr. Chairman and CEO, San Diego Gas & Electric, (SDG&E)

08h50 - 09h15

Case study: A 10 year Journey-- From the Potential of AMR to Deploying Smart Grid Projects Today
Eddie Andrews, VP Power System Operations, Nashville Electric

09h20 - 09h45

Creating an Advanced Metering Infrastructure
Dale Gant, Manager Meter Services, Pepco Holdings, Inc. (PHI)

Presentation not yet available. Contact Kim Jansen for further queries. 

09h50 - 10h30

Panel: Leveraging  the Power of Social Media for Your Utility
Moderator: Reid Carr, President, Red Door Interactive

Panelists:

  • April Bolduc, Communications Manager San Diego Gas & Electric, (SDG&E)
  • Shannon Reed, Public Affairs Manager, Irvine Ranch Water District, (IRWD)
  • Mike Stephens , Manager Corporate and Internet Communication, Salt River Project, (SRP)
  • Tom Walker, Director of Edison SmartConnect Business Integration and CSBU PMO,Southern California Edison (SCE) 

Presentation not yet available. Contact Kim Jansen for further queries.

11h15 - 11h55

Panel: The Lessons California Learned From Its Smart Meter Deployment
Moderator: Marzia Zafar, Business and Community Outreach Supervisor, California Public Utlilty Commission, (CPUC)

Panelists:

  • Cherie Chan, Public Utilities Regulatory Analyst , CA Public Utilities Commission, Division of Ratepayer Advocates (DRA)
  • Michael Shames, Executive Director,Utility Consumers’ Action Network (UCAN)
  • Cliff Gleicher, Senior Director, SmartMeter,Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E)
  • Mark Toney, Ph.D. Executive Director, The Utility Reform Network (TURN)

Presentation not yet available. Contact Kim Jansen for further queries.

12h00 - 12h20

MiField Services/MiUtility, Answering the Call for Necessary and Affordable Mobility
Bashir Bseirani, CIO, CTO, Atrinova

Presentation not yet available. Contact Kim Jansen for further queries. 

12h20 - 12h45

The Smart Alternative:  A Mexican Case Study
Luis Garcia-Fanjul, COO, IUSA

Presentation not yet available. Contact Kim Jansen for further queries. 

14h00 - 15h30

Keynote Panel:  AMI Deployments From Around the World
Moderator: Howard Scott,Ph.D., Managing Partner, Cognyst Advisors

Panelists:

  • Jeferson Marcondes, Board Business Advisor, EDP Bandeirante of Brazil
  • Campbell B. Hawkins, Manager, Edison SmartConnectTM,Southern California Edisonof USA
  • Martin Hill, Future Networks Manager, Scottish Power Energy Networks of United Kingdom
  • Robert Denda, Smart Metering Project Coordinator, Endesa of Spain

16h00 - 16h45

Panel: Leveraging the Meter to Improve Your Grid Optimization and Distribution Automation Efforts
Moderator: Jesse Berst, Managing Director, Global Smart Energy

Panelists:

  • Robert Frazier, Director of Technology, Houston Electric, CenterPoint Energy
  • Lee Krevat, Director-Smart Grid, San Diego Gas & Electric, (SDG&E)
  • Glenn Pritchard, Principal Engineer &  Smart Grid/AMI Strategy Lead, Exelon/PECO

Presentation not yet available. Contact Kim Jansen for further queries.

16h55 - 17h30

Closing Keynote:  Enhancing Customer Opportunities Through Smart Grid and Renewable Energy Development
Mike Niggli, President and Chief Operating Officer, San Diego Gas & Electric, (SDG&E)

Conference Program Day 2

Wednesday March 14, 2012

08h30 - 09h30

Smart Meter Data Protection: A Privacy by Design Approach
Moderator: Bob Lockhart, Senior Analyst, Pike Research

Panelists:

  • Michelle Chibba, Director, Policy Information & Privacy Commissioner, Office of Ontario (IPC)
  • Mark Enstrom, Member of the Technical Staff,Neustar Labs
  • Christopher Villarreal, Smart Grid Staff Lead, California Public Utility Commission (CPUC)
  • Christine Wright, Senior Policy Analyst, Infrastructure and Reliability Division, Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUC of TX)

Presentation not yet available. Contact Kim Jansen for further queries.

10h30 - 11h10

Panel: Looking forward–Trends in Interoperability and Standards Across Water, Gas and Electric
Moderator: Dave Elve, Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, PayGo Electric

Panelists: 

  • Richard Creegan, Sr. Director, Global Smart Grid Solutions, Itron Inc.
  • Erich Gunther, Chairman, CTO and Co-Founder, EnerNex Corporation
  • Mark Podorsky, Senior Manager, Edison SmartConnect™ Business Integration, Southern California Edison (SCE)
  • M.B. Anand, Apex CoVantage

Presentation not yet available. Contact Kim Jansen for further queries.

11h15 - 11h40

The impact of EVs on the meter
J.C. Martin, Home Area Network-Manager, San Diego Gas & Electric

11h45 - 12h15

Third Party Access and Its Role in Customer Engagement
Christine Wright, Senior Policy Analyst, Infrastructure and Reliability Division, Public Utility Commission of Texas

Presentation not yet available. Contact Kim Jansen for further queries.