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2010 Smart Grid Conference
Evaluating the Business Case for Smart Grid Investments

Austin, Texas       November 8 - 9, 2010  

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 electric utility members of the Smart Grid Research Consortium selected conference topics.

A "Different" Smart Grid Conference.  The Smart Grid Research Consortium Conference focused on issues identified by electric cooperatives and municipal utilites as critical to decisions concerning their most immediate smart grid planning and investment analysis needs. Topic areas, speakers are indicated below along with their presentations available for downloading

Monday             November 8, 2010
1:00 - 1:20pm   Welcome and Conference Overview
Jerry Jackson, Leader Texas A&M Smart Grid Consortium (Download)
1:20 - 2:10pm AMI Systems Comparison
Jimmy Chandler, National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative (Download)
2:10 - 3:00pm Smart Grid Communications/Interoperability Issues
Mark Ponder, Electsolve(Download)
3:00 - 3:30 pm Coffee Break
3:30 - 4:40pm Distribution Automation
Phillip Ellis; Bluebonnet Elec Coop (Download);Greg Homan, Current Group (Download)
4:40 - 5:20pm Meter Data Management Applications
Larry Chalupsky, North|Star Utilities Solutions (Download)
5:20 - 6:00pm Google PowerMeter, 3rd Party Apps, New Technologies: Opportunity or Threat?
Jerry Jackson,Texas A&M; (Download) Craig Miller, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (Download); Larry Chalupsky, North|Star Utilities Solutions(Download)
6:00 - 7:00pm Reception
12:00 - 6:30pm  Vendor Exhibits
Tuesday November 9, 2010
7:00 - 8:00am Continental Breakfast
8:00 - 8:50am Putting it all Together in the TAMU SG Business Model
Jerry Jackson, Leader Texas A&M Smart Grid Consortium (Download)
8:50 - 10:00am Customer Engagement Issues
Grant Gutierrez (Consumer Portal) (Download); Bluebonnet Elect Coop; Debbie Corley (Customer Engagement) (Download), Bandera Elec Coop; Mike Bates (Bluebonnet Pilot), Incenergy (Download); Cheryl Dobos (Demand Management), Bluebonnet Elec Coop (Download)
10:00 - 10:30am Coffee Break
10:30 - 11:10am Considerations in Building an Smart Grid Communications Infrastructure
John Eichhorn, Tropos Networks (Download)
11:10 - noon Point, Click & Mobilize: Building Customer Commitment to Your Smart Grid
Patrick Berry, Baker Botts, LLC and Pam Fielding, 720 Strategies (Download)
12:00 - 1:00pm Lunch Provided
1:00 - 2:20pm Helpful Hints From the Field
Cheryl Dobos (Demand Management), Bluebonnet Elect Coop; Ronnie Bludau (Communications Issues) (Download); Bluebonnet Elect Coop; Randal Jones (SG Experience at a small combined utility), City of Weimar(Download); Brian Bartos (Implementation Observations), Bandera Electric Cooperative (Download); Leslie Kramer (Personnel Considerations), Bandera Elec Coop (Download)
2:20 - 2:50pm Take Away: Auditing Your Smart Grid Status
Steve Collier, Milsoft Utility Solutions (Download)
2:50 - 3:00pm Conference Wrap-up and Adjournment
Jerry Jackson, Leader Texas A&M Smart Grid Consortium
8:00am - 3:00pm  Vendor Exhibits