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Advanced Meter Data Management has been described as the "key to the smart utility", however its significance in the implementation of the Advanced Meter Infrastructure has often been overlooked. With Smart meter Projects being proposed and approved across the globe there has never been a more suitable time for SMi to hold their inaugural conference Advanced Meter Data Management.

The UK’s government has proposed the essential role-out of smart meters for every home to take place in the UK by 2020. There has never  been a project in the UK involving so much two way digital data. This data needs to be stored, analysed, regulated and secured effectively and this is where data management programmes need to be thoroughly considered and analysed before implementation. Utility companies are looking for innovative ways to manage their data whether this be through building their own in house systems or by out sourcing to expert companies. However, regardless of the method, this is an enormous challenge that needs to be addressed by the industry, government and technology providers in order for the transition to the smart energy network to be successful.

 

Key Topics will Include:

·                 The importance of Advanced Meter Data Management in the implementation of the smart grid

·                 The role of the government in regulating and protecting the data

·                 To build an In-house system or Outsource?

·                 Advanced Meter Data Management market overview – Challenges and Opportunities

·                 Making use of the collected data to improve production and performance

 

 

UNDERSTAND the role and importance of advanced meter data management

HEAR from key experts from the government, associations, technology providers, expert consultants and energy companies

COMPARE AND CONTRAST different approaches and options for advanced meter data management projects

UPDATE your knowledge of regulation and legislation for the smart utility industry

IDENTIFY the opportunities and challenges in this sector that could impact your organisation

 

This is a first event for the smart metering industry and is the only conference that solely deals with the data management challenges facing the smart utility. This conference is ideal for all organisations involved in smart meter projects including utility companies, Advanced Metering Systems technology providers, the government, industry associations and expert consultants including all those with the following job titles:

  • Data Managers
  • Advanced Metering Managers
  • Smart Programme Directors
  • Technical Directors
  • Network Development
  • Distributions Directors
  • Utility Engineers
  • Asset Managers
  • System Operators
  • Reliability and Quality Managers
  • Integrators
  • System Engineers
  • Innovation Directors
  • Strategic Project Managers
  • System Architects

 

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Mike Short

Mike Short, Vice President of Research and Development, Europe, Telefonica

9:10 AMR/AMI: IT IS NOT ABOUT METERS AND METERREADING… IT IS ABOUT BENEFITS FOR RETAILER, GRIDOWNER AND CONSUMER; A REAL WIN - WIN

Mark Ossel

Mark Ossel, ESNA Board Memebr and VP, Echelon Energy and Utility

  • Win-Win-Win; for consumer, retailer and distributor
  • Saving energy, saving cost… as key differentiator
  • Utility business is moving to service business
  • Is there a business case… or… does it matter?
  • AMR is not about metering, but about changing fundamentals of a utility
  • Standards…. In most cases missing the point
     
  • 9:50 CURRENT STATE OF MARKET DEVELOPMENTS IN GB

    Jason Brogden

    Jason Brogden, Commercial Director and Principal Consultant, Engage Consulting

  • High Level Market Design
  • Implications for Meter Data Management
  • Options for Meter Data Management
  • Looking to the future
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 SMART METERING IN ADVANCED MARKETS: EXPERIENCE FROM LARGE-SCALE PROJECTS

    Gioia Vignola

    Gioia Vignola, Manager in Smart Metering Practice, Power Reply

  • An overview on the experience in smart metering from the Italian market
  • The new role of metering and meter data management
  • The new architecture supporting smart metering
  • How to face the main challenges; a successful case!
  • Lesson learned from large-scale project implementations
  • 11:40 SECURITY CHALLENGES OF AN INTERCONNECTED WORLD

    Richard Nethercott

    Richard Nethercott, Managing Director, Global Security, Logica

  • Vulnerabilities and risks created by introducing interconnectivity to metering
  • Designing for security - operation and data
  • Learning from analogous applications
     
  • 12:20 BEYOND METERING...

    Harry Crijns

    Harry Crijns, Secretary, Energy Services Network Association

  • Embedded security in the data communication from and to each meter
  • The added value for DSO's using the NES metering infrastructure
  • ESNA's initiative to standardise the communication protocol interface (API), between the metering infrastructures and the enterprise software applications
     
  • 13:00 Networking Lunch

    14:00 AN INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE: SEAS-NVE’S METERING IMPLEMENTATION EXPERIENCE IN DENMARK

    Gordon Pedersen

    Gordon Pedersen, Head of Metering and Installation Department, SEAS-NVE

  • How to raise interest for metering among our customers
  • The drivers for new meters in Denmark
  • Our solution and our project
  • Future perspectives
  • 14:40 DEALING WITH VOLUME AND COMPLEXITY

    Paul Mackie

    Paul Mackie, Managing Enterprise Architect Energy & Utilities, Capgemini

  • Data architecture and management - a global perspective
  • Planning and design considerations for smart meter data
  • Business process oriented MDMS
  • 15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 SOME FINDINGS FROM RESEARCH AND DATA ANALYSIS REGARDING LARGE SCALE HALF-HOURLY METERING

    Neil Brown

    Neil Brown, Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development

  • Brief intro to IESD
  • Overview of the datasets that we analyse, projects involved in etc
  • Different collection technologies used to gather the 1/2 hourly data provided to, and analysed at IESD
  • Some interesting findings from the data
  • Data quality issues
  • The need for a unified data format
  • 16:20 AMDM – WHAT INFORMATION IS NEEDED IN ORDER TO MANAGE DEMAND RESPNSE BEHAVIOUR

    Philip Lewis

    Philip Lewis, Managing Director, VaasaETT Global Energy Think Tank

  • Outlining the psychology of Demand Response (DR)
  • Characteristics of successful DR schemes
  • Data needed to profile and influence customers
  • Requirements on the CIS system

     

  • 17:00 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

    Mike Short

    Mike Short, Vice President of Research and Development, Europe, Telefonica

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Harry Crijns

    Harry Crijns, Secretary, Energy Services Network Association

    9:10 SMART METERING AND BEYOND

    Howard Porter

    Howard Porter, COO of BEAMA and the MD of ESMIG,

  • European standardisation – friend or foe?
  • How can the industry keep data secure?
  • Impact of smart metering on smart grids and smart housing
  • 9:50 “SMART DATA” FOR “SMART GRIDS”; BUILDING THE DATA INFRASTRUCTURE FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY

    Frank Bochardt

    Frank Bochardt, Head of Smart Metering, EFR Europaische Funk-Rundsteuerung

  • The "Data Network";how to ship the right data to the right place at the right time
  • "Slow & Robust" vs. "Fast & Complex"; the Technology Dilemma
  • Getting the consumer aboard; Utilising Data to achieve Energy Efficiency
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR DNOs - COMMUNICATION SERVICE PROVIDER FOR SMART METERING AND SMART GRIDS

    Eugen Mayer

    Eugen Mayer, Managing Director COO, Power Plus Communications

  • Smart Metering - the first step towards a smart grid
  • Future proof solutions - lessons from the telco industry
  • Experiences gain from European reference projects
  • 11:40 ENTERPRISE TO CUSTOMER – CONNECTING MILLIONS OF DATA NODES TO THE BACK OFFICE

    Ashley Pocock

    Ashley Pocock, Director, Home Technology, EDF Energy

  • System capacity – huge volumes of data
  • Traffic management – controlling data flows in both directions
  • System security – intrusion detection
  • Data Security – ensuring integrity
  • 3rd party interaction – access management & taxonomy
  • Growth in complexity of data structures – network administration
  • Future-proofing vs obsolescence – design & standards
  • System support and Administration – SLA’s, & maintenance
  • Event control and prioritisation – user & message priority
  • System performance and Quality management – SLA’s & reporting
  • Network management – open architecture and physical comm's
  • 12:20 DELIVERING THE BENEFITS OF CENTRALISED SMART DATA PROVISION TO UK STAKEHOLDERS

    Duncan Southgate

    Duncan Southgate, Smart Metering UK Business Development Manager, Siemens Metering Services

  • Experience gained from the deployment of Energy IP as part of the Ontario government's smart metering initiative
  • The need for flexible architecture to deliver the changing market needs 
  • 13:00 Networking Lunch

    14:30 POWER QUALITY DATA - AS INTERESTING AND IMPORTANT AS BILLING DATA

    Frans Campfens

    Frans Campfens, Senior Consultant AMR SmartGrids, Liander (former Continuon Nuon)

  • The increasing possibilities of smart meters
  • The business justification for measuring grid parameters
  • A few Dutch examples of power quality measurements
  • 15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 AMDM AS AN ENTERPRISE WIDE ADOPTION

    Gavin Jones

    Gavin Jones, Northern and Central Europe Middle East and Africa Leader for the Energy & Utilities Industry, IBM

  • AMDM - not just an IT issue
  • Affects on all aspects of the organisation
  • Changing enterprise wide ethics and working cultures
  • Essential progress
  • 16:20 THE ROLE OF ADVANCED METER DATA MANAGEMENT IN SUPPORTING CENTRAL COMMS OBJECTIVES

    Ian Rose

    Ian Rose, Business Development Director, Electralink

  • Market interoperability – an evolving story
  • The central role of data
  • Refining the UK’s complex processes and interactions with MDM
  • The data volume challenge
  • Future challenges
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Harry Crijns

    Harry Crijns, Secretary, Energy Services Network Association

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