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The 2009 Smart Grid Implementation Summit will address these questions specifically through the actual experience of leading power utility companies deploying these programs. The event will bring together senior level executives from electric power utility companies, smart grid technology companies and policymakers from state and federal governments to identify business models that work, IT deployment strategies, improvements to policy framework and interoperable standards development paths.
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  1. 1. Register by May 22nd to SAVE up to $798 Smart Grid August 17-19, 2009 WASHINGTON, DC Implementation The Industry “HOW TO” Event summit TM for Launching, Implementing and Operating Smart Grid Projects STAKEHOLDER DRIVEN DIALOGUE among our Learn how to turn the economic opportunity of Smart Grid distinguished panel of into reality: speakers including: Plan a Smart Grid Project Model for geographic, operational and efficiency assumptions in constructing your BUSINESS CASE Electric Power Utility Leverage regulatory incentives for smart grid pilots in your state and on the Companies: federal level AUSTIN ENERGY Increase customer retention through smart grid pricing and service NATIONAL GRID SEMPRA ENERGY Fund a Smart Grid Project Weigh costs and advantages of market pricing schemes for smart grid: PEPCO HOLDINGS INC. hourly pricing, peak time rebate and critical time pricing PACIFIC GAS & ELECTRIC COMPANY Quantify expenditures from fuel, technology deployment, workforce DUKE ENERGY training and the costs savings of load reduction, efficiency and deferred asset build-out for traditional electric operations Run a Smart Grid Project State and Federal Integrate smart grid technology with internal infrastructure to reduce Policymakers: interference with operations U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Integrate distributed energy resources and reduce emissions NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR STANDARDS AND Serve load pockets without building expensive new power lines TECHNOLOGY Understand standards for implementing and operating smart grid technology FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION DC PUBLIC SERVICES COMMISSION Chase Stimulus Dollars Ensure that your proposal for stimulus money is highlighting the specific requirements of the federal criteria for funding grants Smart Grid Technology Engage with the federal programs for energy efficiency and renewable energy and target the available financing Companies: Gain perspective on the federal coordination efforts for interoperability and DELOITTE SERVICES LP communication standards development GE ENERGY TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION mPHASE TECHNOLOGIES Media Partners: HORIZON ENERGY GROUP • 1-800-882-8684
  2. 2. Smart Grid August 17-19, 2009 WASHINGTON, DC Implementation The Industry “HOW TO” Event summit TM for Launching, Implementing and Operating Smart Grid Projects Dear Colleague, It is rare that a utility company has WHO WILL ATTEND: not at least considered the moderniz the deployment of smart grid tech ation of its grid and nologies. Continually growing dem CFOs, CIOs, SVPs, VPs, Directors and infrastructure, ageing workforce and and for electricity, old Managers responsible for: imperatives for carbon reduction are utilities to reconsider the current busin pressuring model for smart grid truly exist? Wha ess model. However, does a functiona l business • Smart Grid and AMR/AMI/MDM t is the realistic effect of smart grid technology on Metering improving operations, reliability, custo mer retention and asset utilization Distribution Operations ? • The promise of smart grid is clear • Distribution Automation to all the stakeholders: more effec transmission, cleaner energy and tive energy empowering customers to monitor • Distributed Generation contribute self-generated resources their own demand and back into the grid. To realize these to construct a business case for smar promises, you need • Asset Management t grid, quantifying all costs and bene technology partners to build out and fits and indentify manage your smart grid. Additiona lly, you need to • Demand Response train your workforce to operate the modernized grid, and then forecast consumer behavior under a new tech and manage your • Electric Operations nology and pricing paradigm. Addi to be aware of both the regulator tionally, you need y incentives and requirements that • Customer Service constrain your business goals. can either expand or • Information Technology Taking place in Washington, DC from August 17 – 19, the 2009 Smart • Meter Data Management Implementation Summit will addr Grid ess these questions specifically throu gh the actual • Smart Appliances experience of leading power utilit y companies deploying these prog bring together senior level executive rams. The event will s from electric power utility compani technology companies and policymak es, smart grid business models that work, IT depl ers from state and federal governme nts to identify Sponsorship and Exhibition oyment strategies, improvements and interoperable standards developm ent paths. to policy framework Opportunities If you are in the process of developin Sponsorships and exhibits are excellent g, refining and executing your busin opportunities for your company to take a few minutes to read through ess plan, please the agenda, and then visit our web showcase its products and services to I look site – forward to meeting you in Washing high-level, targeted decision-makers the most important meeting of the ton in August, at year for electric power industry. attending the Smart Grid Implementation Best regards, Summit. IQPC and Energy IQ help companies like yours achieve important your learning sales, marketing and branding objectives P . Maximize .S attending our by setting aside a limited number of event experience by sponsorships and exhibit spaces – all of rkshops! Se e interactive wo which are tailored to assist your Tatiana S. Diykova gister today! organization in creating a platform to Senior Conference Director page 3 and re maximize its exposure at the event. IQPC For more information on sponsoring or exhibiting at the Smart Grid Implementation Summit, please contact Mario Matulich at (212) 885-2719 or 2
  3. 3. Pre-Conference Workshops Monday, August 17, 2009 12:15 – 3:15 12:00 Registration for Workshop A. Lunch will be served. A Projecting the Economic Value of an Investment in Smart Grid and Building the Business Case Smart grid projects are capital intensive, impact different • Quantifying societal benefits such as avoided generation departments within the utility organization and affect the cost investment, reduction of a carbon footprint and assessing of energy and service levels for the end-users. This workshop intangible customer benefits will guide participants through steps required to perform an analytic assessment of the economic value of a smart grid How you will benefit: project before committing to actual deployment or before • Understand the choice of a project within the constraints of making a decision to scale up an existing Automated Metering limited finances and in situations where working capital Initiative. recovery is limited by the regulatory process • Avoid making common generic assumptions that may What will be covered: compromise the financial success of your project • Modeling assumptions present in regional variations such as • Identify sensitivities in your risk assessment and benchmark regional conditions of service reliability criteria, cost of against your industry peers building a new generation, information requirements for customers and tax laws Workshop Leader: Branko Terzic, Regulatory Policy • Estimating the timing and sequencing of benefits and costs Leader – Energy & Resources, Deloitte of a project 3:30-6:30 3:15 Registration for Workshop B B Integrating Smart Grid Analysis and Valuation into Utility Enterprise Business Planning Smart grid technology and smart grid projects are fairly new savings to the industry but accurate evaluation of smart grid • Quantifying financial and operational implications of performance and impact on existing assets and operations is renewables and distributed resources integration essential for utility business forecasting. This workshop will • Capital planning and budgeting implications guide participants how to execute business planning initiatives that account for these new and changing business How you will benefit: considerations. In this session, you will gain a clear approach • Enhance the robustness of your business case for properly integrating Smart Grid and business planning. • Plan and account for environmental compliance and sustainability What will be covered: • Monitor your project's performance and identify areas for • An analytic framework to determine business and operating corrective action model impacts of smart grid projects • Accounting for reliability benefits, operating efficiencies and Workshop Leaders: Jere Jacobi, Partner, ScottMadden and C. Scott Wilson, Partner, ScottMadden 3 REGISTER ONLINE AT OR CALL US AT 1-800-882-8684
  4. 4. Main Conference Day One Tuesday, August 18, 2009 7:30 Registration & Coffee • Implementing smart grid pilots in the urban areas • Evaluating an opportunity to implement a microgrid 8:00 Chairperson’s Welcome and Opening Remarks Patrick Hogan Senior Vice President of Network Strategy 8:15 Keynote: Electric Dreams and Harsh Realities: National Grid Meeting Future Utility Operating Challenges with Smart Grid and Leveraging the 10:30 Morning Networking Break Administration’s Support for Energy Efficiency Smart grid technology is hailed as the “silver bullet” to address 11:00 Double Session with Roundtable Discussion: electric utility challenges of the ageing infrastructure and the Building Smart Grid - Internal and External regulatory requirements for clean energy. As the financial provisions Business Case to Gain Support for a Smart Grid of the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act encourage Project from Utility Leadership and Public and support smart grid demonstration projects in all areas of the Utility Commissions country, what are the implications for the electric power industry in forecasting operations and profits for the next 5 years and what is Part One: Case Study Presentation the potential to realize the promises of this new technology? First and foremost, a smart grid project is an IT extensive exercise Learn how to: which requires a utility to make decisions on the technology side • Position your company in the framework of technology while streamlining cash to be able to invest in metering and solution providers and regulators to find opportunities to sensoring equipment. Given the plethora of existing options and optimize electricity transmission and generate power savings models for smart grid, what is the structure of a business case • Examine the future in new and innovative smart grid for smart grid that includes the technology vision, planning, technology products development and operations across the entire enterprise? How • Identify which project areas of smart grid stand to gain the most does an internal business case for utility leadership differ from an from interoperable standards external business case for regulators? • Access government funded financial incentives and provide Learn how to: • Project operational efficiencies obtained through principal sector resources benefits of smart grid Adam Grosser • Analyze costs and functionalities of multiple technology options General Partner • Prepare economic projections to support regulatory cost- Foundation Capital recovery proposals to state regulators • Conduct a preliminary value assessment for the installation of Foundation Capital is one of the foremost venture capital investors and experts in the clean-tech industry, having invested $150 smart grid and its supporting IT network and infrastructure million in green companies since 2003. Most recently, the firm Part Two: Peer to Peer Roundtable Discussion was selected to be a partner to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Session attendees will break up into small groups for in-depth Entrepreneur in Residence program, which aimed to develop new discussions focusing on benchmarking key metrics, ROI and clean-energy technologies. Foundation Capital looking at the governance structures power of the electric network and at applications that can be Andres Carvallo layered on top of the existing networking infrastructure, including CIO demand response and energy portals for end users that would let Austin Energy them see the energy they are using real time. 9:00 Double Session with Roundtable Discussion: 12:30 Networking Lunch Identifying an Opportunity for a Smart Grid 1:30 Cost Benefit Analysis of a Smart Grid Project - Project and Determining its Scope How to Finance Capital Expenditures and Part One: Case Study Presentation Project the Scalability of Smart Metering Given the need of capital expenditure outlay within a regulated rate The fundamental challenge of implementing a smart grid project is structure, are smart grid projects commercially viable? Utilities take cost. Less than 5% of the U.S. population is wired to smart grid, different paths to creating a smart grid pilot, primarily in mostly through smart grid pilots. Replacing hundreds of millions of accordance with regulatory and business drivers that differ across meters and wiring is expensive and consumers may be unwilling to states and regions. What is the strategy to perform an analytic bear costs for smart meter equipment and installation passed on assessment that incorporates new technology and business models through rate increases. However, the smart grid’s promise of energy on top of the existing assets and operations? efficiency and cost savings was the driver for SEMPRA Utilities in Learn how to: structuring their pilot project. • Apply an analytic framework to assess strengths and weaknesses Learn how to: of project partners in the technology and in public sectors • Assess fixed costs of a smart grid project such as investment in • Evaluate different geographic locations for the project deployment infrastructure, technology and personnel training • Review the opportunities and imperatives provided by the local • Project variable operating costs for the duration of pilot life regulatory framework (federal, state and local) • Quantify benefits of the project in terms of fuel expenditure, load • Decide on project phases: from AMI to HAN reduction, and implications for workforce such as meter readers • Analyze data from the pilot for next stages of the project Part Two: Peer to Peer Roundtable Discussion Session attendees will break up into small groups for in-depth Terry Mohn discussions around the following topics brought out in the Technology Strategies and Enterprise Architect main session: SEMPRA Utilities • Strategies to engage public sector stakeholders to gain support for smart grid pilots 4 REGISTER ONLINE AT OR CALL US AT 1-800-882-8684
  5. 5. Day One continued... 2:15 Double Session with Roundtable Discussion: 3:45 Afternoon Networking Break Leveraging Technology for Demand Response Electric Delivery Systems and Improved 4:15 Panel Discussion: The View from Washington: Customer Service and Care Regulatory and Policy Directions and Impacts As stated in Title XIII of the Energy Independency and Security Act of Part One: Case Study Presentation 2007, it is the policy of the United States to support modernization Deployment of demand response technologies will improve of the Nation’s electricity transmission and distribution system. The energy choice and control available to consumers. In-home pre- American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 provides Federal cooling, ‘smart' thermostats, and the usage of hybrid vehicles are funding to assist in accelerating modernization of the nation’s all technical tools that incorporate the real-time knowledge and electricity grid to create a Smart Grid. This session will address intuitive technology necessary for consumers and businesses to opportunities to receive Federal funding for Smart Grid and the manage their electricity spend and usage proactively and initiatives of the Federal Smart Grid Task Force, including: effectively, while actively participating in the conservation effort. • Process and criteria for receiving Federal funding under the The integration of demand response technologies with AMI will American Recovery and ReInvestment Act serve as the focus for the deployment of a smart grid. • Leveraging other funding available from the Department of Energy • Opportunities to engage with the Federal Smart Grid Task Force PEPCO will share its vision of a smart grid and how to deploy on issues of concern to the electric power industry technology in the customer home and across the entire • Opportunities for the electric power industry to inform the distribution and transmission system in an integrated manor will workings of the agencies comprising the Federal Smart Grid Task provide the maximum benefits for the customer, the environment Force and the company. It will also discuss how information gleaned from an intelligent grid enables utilities to provide smarter, faster Panelists are members of the Federal Smart Grid Task Force, and more proactive service to its customers through more including: effective customer care, customer management and improved Dan Ton customer information systems. Systems Integration Team Lead, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Introduction by: U.S. Department of Energy Grace Hu EXTENDED Q&A WITH Chief Economist Steve Bossart THE AUDIENCE DC Public Services Commission Senior Manager and Technical Advisor, National Energy Technologies Laboratory Part Two: Peer to Peer Roundtable Discussion U.S. Department of Energy Session attendees will break up into small groups for in-depth discussions focusing on: 5:15 Close of Day One • Forecasting and managing consumer behavior • Workforce training programs • Customer service management for smart grid William Gausman Senior Vice President for Asset Management and Planning Pepco Holdings Inc. Main Conference Day Two Wednesday, August 19, 2009 7:30 Registration & Coffee • Communications • Batteries and renewable energy storage 8:00 Chairperson’s Opening Remarks Moderator: Branko Terzic 8:15 Thought Leadership Panel Discussion: The Regulatory Policy Leader – Energy & Resources Future of Smart Grid Technology Deloitte Although basic technologies that would enable an intelligent power grid are available today, visionary companies are Panelists include: developing solutions for the future challenges of a modernized Bob Gilligan, electric grid system. This session will highlight some of the Vice President cutting-edge technologies that are preparing for the full scale GE Energy Transmission and Distribution deployment of smart grid initiatives surrounding the following Ronald A. Dorando topic areas: EXTENDED Q&A WITH CEO • Infrastructure THE AUDIENCE mPhase Technologies • Metering 5 REGISTER ONLINE AT OR CALL US AT 1-800-882-8684
  6. 6. Day Two continued... 9:15 Interoperable Technology Standards Roadmap metering project to a more sophisticated structure monitoring and At the national level, standards are needed so that innovations can controlling the flow of electricity. Emerging technologies are interact seamlessly. The National Institute of Standards and allowing new techniques for improved grid control and Technology, part of the Commerce Department, is expected to managements but are also significantly increasing the data present only a rough framework by the summer. But what forms do throughput. As systems grow more complex and data flow standards take? How do they achieve wide adoption? Can we have increases by volumes, control centers need new tools and processes one standard that ensures full interoperability? Do they make us to help operators perform critical tasks and make quick, accurate more vulnerable to cyber security and privacy attacks? What about decisions. How does a power company scale up its deployment of legacy systems or stifling future innovation issues? Learn about the smart grid? In this session, learn from PG&E’s experience how to: • Measure benefits to customers from operations to achieve efforts of the utility industry and regulatory bodies such as FERC and NIST to collectively address interoperability challenges through: regulatory approval of the upgrade case • Implement a decision making framework for selecting technology • The Gridwise Architecture Council • Open Smart Grid Subcommittee of the Utility Communications partners for installation of a home area network, including Architecture International Users Group deciding on investment in different proprietary standards • Achieve customer buy-in and participation in the program • The provisions of the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act through financial incentives and public education programs Dr. David Wollman Chief of Quantum Electric Metrology Division Andrew Tang National Institute for Standards and Technology Senior Director Smart Energy Web Pacific Gas & Electric Company Jaime Simler Deputy Director, Office of Energy 2:45 Afternoon Networking Break Market Regulation EXTENDED Q&A WITH Federal Energy Regulatory THE AUDIENCE 3:15 Integrating Clean Energy into the Smart Grid Commission The energy world is changing. Consumers’ interest is increasingly green and self-determining, grid complexities are increasing, and 10:15 Morning Networking Break the political landscape is shifting. While significant time and money today is focused on large wind plants, the massive change 10:45 Public – Private Sector Working Groups: challenging the roots of the electric system is really happening Triangulating Standards from the Perspective with distributed renewables. This is the disruptive arena for the of Utility Industry, Smart Grid Technology next 20 years driven by consumers and the greening of America. Companies and Policymakers This is the arena that requires significant intelligence in the grid In this interactive session you will break into small groups and and a new regulatory model. This session will explore: exchange with your utility peers, public sector stakeholders and • Nexus of clean energy and Smart Grid strategies smart grid technology companies industry needs, ideas and • Benefits of an integrated renewables Smart Grid initiatives for standards development and formulation implementation plan surrounding the following topics: • Lessons from those who have already embarked on this path • Cyber security • Communications among regional market operators, utilities, Steve Pullins service providers and consumers President • Ensuring that the bulk power system operators have wide-area Horizon Energy Group situational awareness with equipment that allows them to monitor and operate their systems 4:15 Quick Fire Session: 30 Ideas in 45 Minutes - • Coordinating operation of the bulk power system with new Lessons for Private and Public Sector and emerging technologies for renewable resources, demand Utility companies, public sector stakeholders and technology resources, electricity storage and electric transportation systems companies will break down the business models, technological innovations and policy activities that have had the greatest 12:15 Networking Luncheon impact on their smart grid development initiatives. The panel will also brainstorm next-steps and outline key takeaways for the 1:15 Case Study: Implementing a Smart Grid conference participants. Deployment Strategy Moderator: Duke Energy’s deployment plan for the Utility of the Future Steve Pullins project includes installation of smart meters and President Panelists will provide their communications, system optimization correlating data to allow top 6 tools for smart grid Horizon Energy Group fine-tuning of voltages and reactive power and eventually implementation microgrids. Learn how the company identified and resolved Panelists include: operational, technical, and regulatory issues pertaining to Andrew Tang Steve Bossart network infrastructure deployments, including: Senior Director Smart Senior Manager and • Development and planning of the deployment strategy (and Energy Web Technical Advisor, overall design basis coordination) Pacific Gas & Electric Company National Energy • Addressing the need to technical standards and selection of Patrick Hogan Technologies Laboratory technology partners U.S. Department of • Coordination of enterprise SmartGrid applications to deliver Senior Vice President of Network Strategy Energy system and customer benefits across all applicable jurisdictions National Grid Grace Hu A Representative of Bob Gilligan Chief Economist Duke Energy Vice President DC Public Services GE Energy Transmission and Commission 2:00 Case Study: Utility-Technology Partnership on a Distribution Smart Grid Project – from Implementation to Operational Process Management Currently, PG&E is deploying one of the largest smart meter 5:00 Chairperson’s Closing Remarks and Close of programs in the country and making a transition from a pure Conference 6 REGISTER ONLINE AT OR CALL US AT 1-800-882-8684
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