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Integrated Smart Grid Thought Leadership and EV-Grid Program
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
8:00 AM
8:15 AM
Registration / Breakfast
8:15 AM
8:30 AM
Conference Opens - SMERC
8:30 AM
9:00 AM
Opening Keynote: :  George Arnold, National Coordinator for Smart Grid Interoperability, NIST
The Smart Grid: Power for the 21st Century
9:00 AM
10:15 AM
Session 1: Present and Future of the US Electric Grid  

Plenary: Lee Krevat, Director - Smart Grid, San Diego Gas & Electric
'Smart Grid 2012: The Next Ten Years are Now'
Liang Min, Grid Operations Leader, Lawrence Livermore National Labs
'High Performance Computing for the Smart Grid'
Marcelo Di Paolo, Electrical Engineer, LADWP

10:15 AM
10:45 AM
Morning Keynote: :  Dan Ton, Program Manager, Smart Grid R&D, U.S. Department of Energy
U.S. Department of Energy Smart Grid Activities
10:45 AM
11:00 AM
Coffee Break
11:00 AM
11:30 AM
Keynote Speech: :  Michael Peevey, President, California Public Utilities Commission
 
11:30 AM
12:30 PM
Session 2: Integration of Loads, Generation, Storage and EVs for a sustainable grid investment strategy and policy  

Plenary: Paul De Martini, Managing Director, Newport Consulting Group,LLC

Maryline Daviaud Lewett, Business Development Manager, EV Business, Schneider Electric
Alexandra von Meier, Co-Director, Electric Grid Research, CIEE
'To 33% and Beyond: Grid Integration Challenges for Renewable Generation'
Bill Wahl, , Telvent
12:30 PM
1:00 PM
Lunch
1:00 PM
1:20 PM
Lunch Speech: :  Rajit Gadh, Professor & Director, UCLA - WINMEC & Smart Grid Energy Research Center
Aggregating Loads, EVs and storage in the creation of grid-scale services
1:20 PM
2:20 PM
Session 3: Advanced communications, information, phasor and control technologies that are expected to radically change the grid as we know it  
Chair: Asad Madni, Executive Managing Director & CTO, Crocker Capital

Plenary: Vikram Budhraja, President, Electric Power Group
'Use of Synchrophasor Technologies to Monitor and Manage the Smart Grid'
Sanjay Gupta, Senior Director, Alstom Grid
Stephen Johnson, Product Line Manager, Itron, Inc.
'A Vision of Integrated Demand Side Management by enabling measurement, control, and monitoring of electric loads and renewables'
2:20 PM
2:35 PM
Coffee Break
2:35 PM
3:05 PM
Keynote Speech: :  Doug Kim, Director, Advanced Technology, Southern California Edison
Leveraging Advanced Technology to Meet Policy and Customer Needs
3:05 PM
4:05 PM
Consumer Panel Discussion: Awareness to Zigbee: Customer Benefits from Smart Grid - How Utilities are Working to Get it Right  
Chair: Elizabeth Van Denburgh, Managing Principal, Van Denburgh Consulting Group

Lee Krevat, Director - Smart Grid, San Diego Gas & Electric
'Smart Grid 2012: The Next Ten Years are Now'
Lawrence Oliva, Director, Tariff Programs & Services, Southern California Edison
Ani Ziyalyan, Consultant, Anidra Consulting
4:05 PM
5:05 PM
Session 4: Scaling up advanced technologies for utility-scale smart grid requirements and operations  

Deepak Divan, President and CTO, Varentec
Amit Narayan, Director, Smart Grid Modeling and Simulation Research at Stanford University, and CEO, Autogrid Systems
5:05 PM
Conference Ends
Conference Program Subject to Change



Sponsors:
WINMEC, Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, SMERC, Clean Tech Los Angeles

Hughes Network Systems, InterDigital Communications, Raytheon


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