Smart Grids Asia

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

TRACK 2: SMART GRIDS, ICT & DATA

SESSION 3.2 ICT – PART I (Communications Infrastructure)

14h00 - 14h30

Translating lessons learned from a fully integrated smart grid test-bed to large scale deployments
Bryan Spear, Managing Director, Asia Pacifi c, Trilliant, Singapore

14h30 - 15h00

A pragmatic approach to the challenges of smart metering in emerging regions
Dr Sean Cochrane, Strategic Marketing Manager, Cyan Technology, UK

SESSION 4.2 ICT – PART II (SCADA, Security & Standards)

16h00 - 16h20

Telecommunications strategy and solutions for smart grid implementation
Anthony S Rajamanickam, Senior Specialist (Telecommunications System), TNB, Malaysia

16h20 - 16h40

Overcoming the challenge of integrating systems with different communication standards (GIS, SCADA, DMS and CRM)
Vasanth Prabhu , SAP MM & SRM, Tata Power Delhi Distribution, India

Conference Program Day 2

Thursday 23 May 2013

SESSION 5.2 LESSONS LEARNT FROM SMART GRID INITIATIVES – PART I

09h00 - 09h20

Future smart grid technologies to support smart communities
Tadashi Matsuzaki, Chief Technical Officer, Smart Community Project, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Japan

09h20 - 09h40

Smart grid developments in PEA
Pongsakorn Yuthagovit, Manager, Project Planning Division, Provincial Electricity Authority, Thailand

09h40 - 10h00

Internet of Energy and Power Line Communication
Arnaud Bonnet, Director – Marketing & Application, STMicroelectronics Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, Singapore

SESSION 6.2 KNOWLEDGE SHARING - SHARING ROUNDTABLES

TABLE 1: Smart Grid Communications: how should a utility choose between mesh, PLC, mobile, 900 MHz, 2.4 GHz, standard, or proprietary?
Hosted by: Rob Conant, Chief Marketing Officer , Trilliant, USA

TABLE 2: PLC: Experiences from the Field
Hosted by: Afshin Shaybani, CTO, EnVerv Inc, USA

TABLE 3: Latest developments on DLMS/COSEM – Applications and interoperability
Hosted by: Gyozo Kmethy, President, DLMS User Association, Switzerland

SESSION 7.2 LESSONS LEARNT FROM SMART GRID INITIATIVES – PART II

14h00 - 14h30

Smart Grid Case Study – Real world examples of using advanced networking to improve network reliability
Raj Vaswani, Chief Technology Officer, SilverSpring Networks, USA

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14h30 - 15h00

From smart meters to a smarter grid: Stepping through NRGi’s smart grid initiatives
Poul Berthelsen, Project Manager, NRGi, Denmark

SESSION 8.2 NEXT-GEN DATA MANAGEMENT

16h00 - 16h20

Energex's meter data collection and communications infrastructure
Marcus Tyle, Metering Systems Strategy Manager, Energex, Australia

16h20 - 16h40

How To Go From Big Data to Big Insights
Nicole Poindexter, Director of Business Development and Partnerships, Opower, USA