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Tentative Program
Monday, May 17, 2010
7:45 AM
8:15 AM
Registration / Breakfast
8:15 AM
8:30 AM
Welcome: Intro to UCLA Smart Grid Energy Research Center and UCLA-WINMEC : UCLA
8:30 AM
8:45 AM
Opening Talk :  Vijay Dhir, Dean - Engineering, UCLA
 
8:45 AM
10:15 AM
Session 1: Creating efficiencies in distribution and transmission through advanced information and communication technology  

Plenary: Vikram Budhraja, President, Electric Power Group
'Synchrophasor Technology Applications for the Smart Transmission Grid'
Jim Parks, Program Manager, Energy Efficiency and Customer R&D, Sacramento Municipal Utility District
'SMUDís Smart Grid Activities'
David Watson, Program Manager, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
'Automating Demand Response Using OpenADR with Ancillary Services'
Michael Montoya, Director Engineering Advancement, Southern California Edison
Livio Gallo, Chief Executive Officer, Enel Distribuzione
'The Enel experience on operational excellence, smart metering and Smart Grids'
10:15 AM
10:30 AM
Coffee Break
10:30 AM
12:00 PM
Session 2: Transitioning into the Smart grid of the Future - Challenges and Opportunities for the Utilities  
Chair: Sean Arian, Founder and President, Eos Consulting

Plenary: Andres Carvallo, Executive Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer, Grid Net
'Advanced Smart Grids'
Josh Gerber, Lead Architect for Smart Grid, San Diego Gas & Electric
'SDG&Eís Challenges with the Integration of Renewable Resources & Electric Vehicles'
Susan Covino, Senior Consultant, Market Strategy, PJM Interconnection LLC
'Price Responsive Demand - Perspective of a Regional Transmission Operator'
Kshamit Dixit, Director of IT Security, Toronto Hydro
12:00 PM
12:30 PM
Lunch Starts
12:30 PM
12:40 PM
Luncheon Talk :  Roberto Peccei, Vice Chancellor, UCLA
 
12:40 PM
1:25 PM
Luncheon Talk: Joint Presentation by LADWP and UCLA Smart Grid Energy Center : 
Ali Morabbi, Manager, Power System Information Technology, LADWP
  Rajit Gadh, Professor & Director, UCLA - WINMEC, Director, UCLA Smart Grid Energy Research Center
  'Collaborative Research and Regional Demo of Smart grid via Integration of Information and Advanced Communications Technology in the genesis of a new and advanced Cyber-infrastructure'
1:30 PM
3:00 PM
Session 3: Technology, Standardization and Scalability - Key Challenges for the Smart grid  
Chair: Asad Madni, Executive Managing Director & CTO, Crocker Capital

Plenary: David Wollman, Manager, Electrical Metrology Groups, NIST
'Accelerating Standards to Support the Smart Grid'
Jack McGowan, Leader, Galvin Perfect Power
'The Big Switch To Perfect Power'
Ahmad Faruqui, Principal, The Brattle Group
'Quantifying the customer-side benefits of the smart grid?'
Zahra Makoui, Supervisor - Smart Grid Communication Standards, Pacific Gas & Electric Co.
'Understanding roles, responsibilities, and complications of standards development'
3:00 PM
4:30 PM
Session 4: Investments and Business Opportunities in Smart grid for Technology Providers, Utilities and Governments  

Plenary: Erich Gunther, Chairman and CTO, EnerNex Corporation
'Conformance and interoperability testing for the smart grid - a new kind of test lab'
Peter Pardee, Vice President, Hughes Network Systems
'Next Generation Satellite Technology and Smart Grid Applications'
Francesco Fileppo, Researcher, ISMB
'Vehicular Ad-Hoc Networks for Smart Grid'
4:30 PM
5:00 PM
Closing - Speech by UCLA Smart Grid Energy Research Center, UCLA WINMEC : UCLA
5:00 PM
Conference Ends
Conference Program Subject to Change

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

ETRI, Hughes Network Systems, ISMB, InterDigital Communications, Motorola Inc., QUALCOMM, Raytheon, Symbol Technologies, Tescom Co.

Equipment Sponsors:
Impinj, RSI ID Technologies, Printronix, Symbol, Maxell, Motorola Inc., Zebra, Quantum Route, Inc., Convergence Systems Limited, Magellan Technology (Australia), Confidex, Alien Technology, Intemec, UPM Raflatac, TagSense, Albis Technologies, Metalcraft Inc., Roxtron, Invengo


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