Water Meter Summit

March 12 - 13, 2012

Pre-Conference Workshops

Monday March 12, 2012

Smart Water Meter and AMI Standards Workshop

10h00 - 10h45

Pushing For Plug and Play
Caroline Kinsman, President,Automated Communication Links Inc.
Kendall Smith, Principal, KASmith Group LLC

11h00 - 12h30

AMI Deployment Results
Caroline Kinsman, President, Automated Communication Links Inc.
Kendall Smith, Principal, KASmith Group LLC

14h00 - 14h50

General Assembly: Smart Meter Deployment -Lessons Learned
Moderator:  Kevin Cornish, Executive Consultant and Smart Grid Consulting Practice Lead, Black & Veatch

Panelists: 

  • Dale Gant, Manager Meter Services , Pepco Holdings, Inc., ( PHI)
  • Glenn Pritchard, Principal Engineer, Exelon/PECO and Smart Grid/AMI Strategy Lead, Exelon
  • Gary Smith, Program Director, NV Energy

15h00 - 16h00

No Standard Pitfalls
Caroline Kinsman, President, Automated Communication Links Inc.
Kendall Smith, Principal, KASmith Group LLC

16h00 - 16h45

Mission Accomplished Call to Action Document
Caroline Kinsman, President, Automated Communication Links Inc.
Kendall Smith, Principal,KASmith Group LLC

17h00 - 17h45

Keynote:The Advanced Smart Grid and the New Energy Paradigm   
Andres Carvallo, Co-Author, The Advanced Smart Grid

Presentation not available on speaker's request

Conference Program Day 1

 Tuesday March 12, 2012

08h15 - 08h45

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

08h50 - 09h15

AMR/AMI: A Win-Win for Water Utilities and Customers
Wendy Welser, Customer Service Manager, City of Ann Arbor

09h20 - 09h45

Smarter Water: Customer Service Improvements
Charles Kiely, Assistant General Manager, DC Water

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

Critical Benefits of Implementing Leak Detection Systems and Technologies
Patrick Hayes, Principal Civil Engineer,Glendale Water & Power

12h00 - 12h45

Panel: The Money Issue-Justifying Smart Water Projects for Your Utility
Moderator: Kendall Smith, Principal,  KASmith Group LLC

Panelists:

  • Ed Hackney, Utility Service Group, Suez Environnement -North America
  • Jonathan K. Leung, Manager of Water  Distribution Infrastructure Programs, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
  • Ed Osann, Sr. Policy Analyst, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

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 Edison of 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: Integration-Free Flow of Industry Information and its Benefits to Water Utility Management
Moderator: Carolyn Kinsman, President, Automated Communication Links, Inc.

Panelists: 

  • Paul Gagliardo,CTO, American Water
  • Jayson Barfknecht, Manager, IT, City of Bryan
  • Adam Miller, Water Resources Planner II,
  • Water Services Department, City of Phoenix
  • Laer Pearce, President, Laer Pearce & Associates

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)