Metering Asia 13

Conference Program Day 1

Wednesday 22 May 2013

PART I: REGIONAL DEVELOPMENTS: HOW SMART METERING AND SMART
GRIDS ARE GOING TO CHANGE UTILITIES’ BUSINESS MODELS

08h50 - 09h00

Opening by the Chairperson
Milo Sjardin, Head of Asia Pacific, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Singapore

09h00 - 09h30

Official Welcome Address & Launch of Metering, Billing / CRM and Transmission & Distribution / Smart Grids Asia 2013

09h30 - 10h30

Keynote thought leaders panel: What challenges is the Asian utility industry facing and are smart meters and smart grids the answer?

Moderator: Milo Sjardin, Head of Asia Pacific, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Singapore

Panelists:

  • Pallapa Ruangrong, Commissioner, ERC, Thailand
  • Somchai Homklinkaew, Deputy Chief of Power System Planning Department, Metropolitan Electricity Authority, Thailand
  • Pongsakorn Yuthagovit, Manager, Project Planning Division, Provincial Electricity Authority, Thailand
  • Emmanuel Sotomil, Head of Metering, National Grid Corporation of the Philippines, Philippines
  • Chan Eng Kiat, Project Director, Energy Market Authority, Singapore
  • Jose Antonio “Tony” T. Valdez, Vice President and Head of Marketing Customer Solutions and Innovations, Meralco, Philippines

PART II: GLOBAL SMART METERING & SMART GRID PROJECT UPDATES & LESSONS LEARNT

11h15 - 11h35

Developing future proof grids - Stepping through Seattle City Light’s smart grid programme
Michael Pesin, Chief Technology Officer & Smart Grid Architect, Seattle City Light, USA

11h35 - 11h55

Challenges of WAN Connectivity in AMI Networks. The Advent of GPRS-Free AMI
Afshin Shaybani, CTO, EnVerv Inc, USA

11h55 - 12h15

Lessons learnt from the most competitive electricity retailing market worldwide
Ramy Soussou, Deputy CEO , Energy Retailers Association of Australia, Australia

METERING & CONSUMER

SESSION 3.1 REGIONAL AMR/AMI TRIALS & ROLL-OUTS

14h00 - 14h20

Recommended approaches to rolling out AMI pilot in view of a full deployment
Oliver Iltisberger, Executive Vice President, Landis+Gyr Asia Pacific, Australia

14h20 - 14h40

Latest results from MEA’s MDM project at the Commercial & Industrial customers level
Preamsak Lohthong, Electrical Engineer Level 8, Information Technology Planning Department, Metropolitan Electricity Authority (MEA), Thailand

14h40 - 15h00

GRPS Communication for Large Scale AMI
Ivan Barron, Chief Technical Officer, EDMI Limited, Singapore

SESSION 4.1 BILLING, REVENUE PROTECTION & PRE-PAYMENT

16h00 - 16h20

Developing win-win solutions for revenue protection for both the utility and the customer
Dwijadas Basak, General Manager, Tata Power Delhi Distribution, India

16h20 - 16h40

Today’s Meter to Cash Challenge
Steven Windsor, Senior Director Consulting - JAPAC, Oracle Utilities, Australia

16h40 - 17h00

Dynamic Energy Billing
Jürgen Bender, Global Lead Energy Solutions, Orga Systems, Germany

Conference Program Day 2

Thursday 23 May 2013

SESSION 5.1 BILLING, REVENUE PROTECTION & PRE-PAYMENT – PART II

09h00 - 09h20

Initial results from MERALCO’s prepayment metering roll-out
Jose Antonio T. Valdez, Vice President & Head, Marketing & Customer Solutions, MERALCO, Philippines

09h20 - 09h40

Tackling power theft through meter data management and quality analysis – Results from NPCL’s AMR roll out and AMI trial
R C Agarwala , MD & CEO, Noida Power Company Limited, India

09h40 - 10h00

Providing an update on BPDB’s prepayment pilot – Improving revenue management and customer service through the roll-out of smart pre-payment meters
Md. Belayet Hossain, Project Director, Pre-payment Metering Project, Bangladesh Power Development Board, Bangladesh

SESSION 6.1 KNOWLEDGE SHARING ROUNDTABLES

TABLE 1: Communications Technologies for AMI
Hosted by: Steve Jeston, CEO, Landis+Gyr Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia
 
TABLE 2: GPRS Communication for large scale AMI
Hosted by: Ivan Barron, Chief Technical Officer, EDMI, Singapore
 
TABLE 3: Alignment of Consumer and Utility Interests
Hosted by: Juergen Bender, Global Lead Energy Solutions, Orga Systems, Germany
 

SESSION 7.1 METER DESIGN

14h00 - 14h30

Smart Meter Prototype Development
Channarong Sorndit, Assistant Director (Power System Research and Development Department), Provincial Electricity Authority, Thailand

14h30 - 15h15

New Edition of IEC 62056 DLMS/COSEM
Gyozo Kmethy, President, DLMS User Association, Switzerland

SESSION 8.1 RETAIL & CUSTOMER ENGAGEMENT

16h00 - 16h20

Engaging your customers through a nation wide utilities services survey – Lessons learnt from the Sri Lankan experience
Damitha Kumarasinghe, Director General, Public Utilities Commission, Sri Lanka

16h20 - 17h00

Panel discussion on retail and customer engagement