Smart Utility Summit 2011 schedule

Tuesday 28th June 2011

  • Smart Utilities: Envisioning the possibilities

    by Chris Harris

    • Indentifying smart technology as the critical enabler for the low carbon transition
    • The liberation of price signals as the key driver to flexibility and demand response
    • Viewing the 2050 pathways through the lens of smart
    • Achieving a joined up approach to regulatory, institutional and data architecture

    At 9:10am to 9:50am, Tuesday 28th June

  • Case Study: Lessons learned during Enemalta’s smart metering rollout

    by John Tonna

    • Identifying the criteria against which Enemalta gage the project’s success
    • Understand the logistical mechanics behind the installation of 5000 Home Automation Networks and the technical challenges that were overcome
    • Explore Enemalta’s approach to energy balancing and the management of communications between the meters and head office

    At 9:55am to 10:40am, Tuesday 28th June

  • The changing face of Smart Utility: Ensuring that you are future proof

    • Char ting the mile stones in smar t metering and smar t grid technology
    • Identifying trends in development to allow for easier prediction
    • Explore the picture across Europe and what lessons can be learned moving forward

    At 11:10am to 11:50am, Tuesday 28th June

  • Case Study: Update on the Enel Rollout and how smart metering and operations have been implemented in a mature market

    • An overview on the experience in smar t metering from the Italian market
    • The new role of metering and meter data management
    • The new architecture suppor ting smar t metering
    • How to face the main challenges; a successful case!
    • Lesson learned from large-scale project implementations

    At 11:55am to 12:40pm, Tuesday 28th June

  • A smarter energy future; progress on meeting the 2020 implementation target

    • Reviewing the work done within the policy design phase
    • Understanding the next level of development and DECC’s objectives as it assumes responsibly for driving the project forward
    • Exploring the foundations of a new regulatory framework post implementation
    • Smart metering technology and initial rollout planning: next steps and deliverables

    At 2:00pm to 2:40pm, Tuesday 28th June

  • A regulatory Perspective: Ofgem’s view on the wider issues raised by the adoption of smart metering technology

    by Neil Barnes

    • Exploring how the introduction of smar t meters will effect consumers
    • Understanding how the regulatory framework will need to be altered in order to cover the introduction of new technology
    • Identify how smar t metering technology will fit into the energy supply chain

    At 2:45pm to 3:30pm, Tuesday 28th June

  • The Energy Retail Perspective on Smart Metering Developments

    by Jason Brogden

    • Char ting progress made and the developments to Date
    • Indentifying key risks and strategies for mitigating them
    • Access and use of Data from Smar t Metering
    • Establishing a metering Installation Code of Practice

    At 4:00pm to 4:40pm, Tuesday 28th June

  • Technology Showcase: Integrated Data And Communications Networks For The Future

    • Putting IT at the hear t of the business to deliver an integrated, seamless customer experience
    • Leveraging lower-cost communications, more cost-effective computing and open standards
    • Putting together the business case for technology innovation in the energy and utilities industry
    • Machine to machine communications as the enabler for real-time demand management and customer service

    At 4:45pm to 5:25pm, Tuesday 28th June

Wednesday 29th June 2011

  • Guaranteeing networking reliability

    • Maintaining security in the grid as technologies are developed and deployed
    • Balancing the security risks of greater smar t grid automation systems
    • Maintaining integrity of supply in smar t grids through greater and effective data measurement

    At 9:10am to 9:50am, Wednesday 29th June

  • Driving Continuous Improvement And Business Transformation In The New Energy Environment

    • Working towards a smar ter energy value chain to deliver power more responsibly and more efficiently
    • Delivering enhanced systems and process for existing and new energy generation and distribution methods and business models
    • Driving technology and operating cost efficiencies in a leaner organisation
    • Embedding agility in the next generation Utility to ensure long-term competitively

    At 9:55am to 10:40am, Wednesday 29th June

  • Harnessing GIS And Mobile Data Capture Technology for Smarter Operational Efficiency, Workflow Management And Data Accuracy

    by Martin Giel

    • Assessing the efficiency and cost impact on business processes, GIS, asset management and workflow systems, organisational and business units
    • Ensuring near real-time data exchange through mobile technology to improve per formance, accuracy and efficiency
    • Using remote updates to ensure maximum functionality, efficiency and ROI from technology investment
    • Quantifying the value add of near real-time data to the overall GIS and operations strategy

    At 11:10am to 11:50am, Wednesday 29th June

  • Performance Measurement For Smarter Asset Management At The Environment Agency

    by Jim Barlow

    • Understanding the drivers for increased per formance measurement in asset management systems
    • What do we expect from our asset management systems in terms of per formance?
    • Setting clear and realistic criteria for measurement to enable continuous improvement to systems and practices
    • Using asset management systems to link asset condition data to flood risk strategy
    • Ensuring value for money, best practice and increased efficiency and clarity in operations and planning

    At 11:55am to 12:40pm, Wednesday 29th June

  • First Steps To Deploying Smart Metering To Support New Utility Business Models, Services and Network Demands

    by Wayne Johncock

    • What does metering look like at Centrica and how do we define a roadmap?
    • Ensuring the initiative provides a platform for demand management, addition of renewable energy and improved network utilisation
    • Migrating from legacy operations and IT to AMI, real time intelligent devices and architecture: criteria to assess technology
    • Overcoming the challenges of upgrading and expanding IT infrastructure to align with the new energy landscape
    • Using a gradual rollout process to ensure seamless integration of networks and systems

    At 2:00pm to 2:45pm, Wednesday 29th June

  • Intelligent Asset Management For The Smart Utility

    by David McKeown

    • Assessing the impact of new infrastructure on the strategic elements of the asset management spectrum: forecasting, planning & resource allocation
    • Using a longer term view of asset planning to address the increasing involvement of infrastructure funds, debt providers and regulatory requirements
    • Using strategic asset management to address the challenge of achieving good operational control and visibility over the future per formance of assets
    • How can we look into the smar t future? Ensuring confident, forward looking risk-based planning gives flexibility and business-based decision making capability

    At 2:45pm to 3:30pm, Wednesday 29th June

  • Panel Discussion: The Future for Smart Utility Development Across Europe

    • How is the UK progressing compared to the rest of Europe?
    • What key lesions can be taken from trial rollouts
    • Establish a roadmap for the next year of development

    At 4:00pm to 5:25pm, Wednesday 29th June