2011 Smart Grid Conference
"Evaluating the Business Case for Smart Grid Investments"
Orlando, Florida October 20-21,
A "Different" Smart Grid Conference. The Conference's "Business Case" focus provided actionable
information regardless of smart grid implementation status. The Conference was designed to provide input and advice
on developing a smart grid business plan, comparison of strategies and how to improve the return on current smart
Presentations from the 2011 Conference are presented below.
- Welcome; Score Your Smart Grid IQ (Investment Quotient), Dr. Jerry Jackson, Leader and Research Director, Smart Grid Research Consortium
- Communications: Technologies, Systems and Future Trends, Dr. Rick Russell, Wireless Systems Applications Specialist, National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative
- Cyber Security: How Serious is the Threat? Peter Allor, Senior Cyber Security Strategist, Client Technical Professional: Tivoli Security, IBM
- Distribution Automation: Technical Background and Current Trends, Dan Murray, Marketing Manager, Energy Automation Products, Siemens Inc.
- Smart Grid Development at Talquin, Jeremy Nelms, Director of Engineering Services and Eugene Kanikovsky, Director of Financial Services, Talquin Electric Cooperative
- Smart Grid Development at Leesburg, Paul Kalv, Electric Director and Chief Smart Grid Systems Architect, Leesburg Electric Department
- Smart Grid Development at Lakeland Electric, Randall Dotson, Project Manager, Smart Grid Initiatives, Lakeland Electric
- Smart Meters/AMI and Data Issues, John, Sotak, National Technical Sales Manager, Sensus
- Developing an Investment Strategy with The Smart Grid Investment Model, Dr. Jerry Jackson, Leader and Research Director, Smart Grid Research Consortium
- Residential Customer Engagement: Experience from the Field, Debbie Corley, Member Relations Supervisor, Bandera Electric Coop, Miqdad Jaffer, Product Manager, MeterSense
- Data Analytics: Lessons From Competitive Electric Markets, Tom Atkinson, Principal, Ideal Direct Marketing Execution Consultants, formerly Director, Database Marketing Development at Reliant Energy
- Meter Data Management, Larry Chalupsky, Enterprise Consultant, Smart Grid, MeterSense
- Managing Data: Experience from the Field Steve Bell, Vice President Business Development, ElectSolve
- Distribution Fault Anticipation (DFA) Technology John S. Bowers, Vice President of Operations, Pickwick Electric Cooperative and Carl L. Benner, PE, Senior Research Engineer, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering Texas A&M University
- Evaluating Coop and Municipal Utility Customer-Facing Resources: Past, Present and Future Michael Bates, Business Development Executive; US E&U Tiger Team
- A Perspective From the Field on Smart Grid Initiatives, Ron Holcomb, VP for Business Development, Tantalus Systems
- Developing a New Technology Management Roadmap, Brian D. Bartos, PE., Manager, Engineering & Operations, Bandera Electric Cooperative, and Leslie W. Kramer, CPA, Manger, Finance & Administration, Bandera Electric Cooperative, Inc.
The Smart Grid Research Consortium hosted the first conference devoted to addressing the immediate needs
of electric cooperatives, municipal and other public utilities concerning smart grid planning and investment
analysis on November 8-9, 2010 in Austin, Texas. Electric cooperative and municipal utility
members of the Smart Grid Research Consortium
selected conference topics.
The agenda and presentations from last year's conference are available on the following link:
2010 Smart Grid Research Consortium Conference.