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Tentative Program
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Smart Grid Thought Leadership Forum
7:45 AM
8:15 AM
Registration / Breakfast
8:15 AM
8:30 AM
Welcome: Opening Speech : UCLA
8:30 AM
9:50 AM
Session 1: Future of AMI - Integration of Smart Meters, Wireless Networks, Head End, and, MDM to enable Smart Pricing, Demand Response and Consumer Acceptance of the Smart Grid  

Keynote Speech (30 min): Ted Reguly, Director- Smart Meter Program Office, San Diego Gas and Electric
'Radio Frequencies and Smart Meters'
Jason Rodriguez, CEO & Director of Research, Zpryme Research & Consulting, LLC
'Smart Grid: Towards a Platform for Commerce, Communities and a Brighter Society'
Emir Macari, Executive Director, Ca Smart Grid Center
'Power Engineering and Cyber Security in the context of Smart Grid'
9:50 AM
10:05 AM
Coffee Break
10:05 AM
11:40 AM
Session 2: Bringing advanced Technology and Standards into Utilities: Opportunities and challenges in the next 5 years  
Chair: Sarah Potts, LA City Director,  Clinton Climate Initiative

Keynote Speech (30 min): Kevin Dasso, Senior Director of Smart Grid and Technology Integration, Pacific Gas & Electric Company
'Building a Sustainable Electric System'
David Wollman, Manager, Electrical Metrology Groups, NIST
Erfan Ibrahim, Technical Executive, EPRI
'EPRI Cyber Security Program Overview with NESCOR Status Update'
Robert Greene, VP Product Strategy, Versant Corporation
11:40 AM
12:10 PM
Luncheon Keynote: :  Nancy Ryan, Deputy Executive Director for Policy, California Public Utilities Commission
Smart Grid: From Technology to Consumer
12:10 PM
12:30 PM
12:30 PM
12:55 PM
Luncheon Speaker: :  Rajit Gadh, Professor & Director, UCLA - WINMEC & Smart Grid Energy Research Center
UCLA Smart Grid Demo Project - Networked Intelligence within Building Loads and Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure to enable DR, Automation and Control
12:55 PM
2:45 PM
Session 3: Smart Grid Technologies and Implementation: The California Perspective  

Keynote Speech (30 min): Michael Montoya, Director Engineering Advancement, Southern California Edison
'SCE Utility for 2020 and Beyond - A Smarter, Cleaner, Reliable Energy Future'
Keynote Speech (30 min): Lee Krevat, Director - Smart Grid, San Diego Gas & Electric
'SDG&Es Smart Grid - Current and Future Plans'
Shirish Sathaye, General Partner, Khosla Ventures
'Innovative investment Areas for the Smart-Grid'
Ed May, Director Business Development, Smart Grid Solutions, Itron
'Smart Grid Technologies & Implementation'
Shuai Lu, Senior Research Engineer, PNNL
'Ease Frequency Control in the Smart Grid by Frequency Response from Thermostatically-Controlled Loads and Storage'
2:45 PM
3:15 PM
Keynote Speech :  Commissioner Timothy Simon, Commissioner, California Public Utilities Commission
Resource Policy Impacts on Smart Grid and Alternative Fuel Vehicles.
Electric Vehicle Integration Forum
3:15 PM
4:45 PM
Session: Electric Vehicles and the Grid of the Future : G2V and V2G  

Keynote Speech (30 min): Diane Wittenberg, Chairman, California Plug-in Vehicle Collaborative
Michael Stadler, Staff Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, California
Jasna Tomic, Fuels Program Manager, CALSTART
4:45 PM
Conference Ends
Conference Program Subject to Change

WINMEC, Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science UCLA Smart Grid Energy Research Center

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