September 25

Theme 1: Advanced Distribution Operations

9:00 am – 10:00 am

Welcome: Steve Hauser, Chief Technology Officer, New West Technologies

Opening Remarks: [invited]

Keynote Address: The Honorable Bruce Oreck, US Ambassador to the Republic of Finland

10:00 am – 11:30 am

Panel 1: Transforming the Electric Power System

Moderator/Vision: Jeff St. John, Green Tech Media

US Utility Perspective: Tom Bialek, San Diego Gas & Electric
Storage, EV and Grid Ops: Micheal Austin, BYD America
Investments Landscape: Peter Moeckel, International Finance Corporation
Project Finance & Policy: Craig S. O’Connor, Export Import Bank of the U.S.
Energy Systems Integration: Dana Christensen, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Lunch Break Presentation by William LeBlanc, President, Boulder Energy Group, Senior Advisor, E Source

Bill LeBlanc — Keynote

Live Advanced Distribution Demonstrations

1:00 pm – 1:20 pm

Theme Overview: Challenges & Opportunities
Presented by: James Newcomb, Rocky Mountain Institute

1:20 pm – 2:15 pm

Renewables Integration

Demonstration Partners: National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Sacramento Municipal Utility District, Navigant, Gridpoint
Demonstration: Large-scale Photovoltaic Integration

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Advanced Network Management Systems

Demonstration Partners: Avista Utilities, Efacec Advanced Control Systems
Demonstration: Advanced Network Management for Large Power Systems

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Market Integration with Grid Operations

Demonstration Partners: Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration Project Team: Battelle – Pacific Northwest Division, Flathead Electric Cooperative, Avista Utilities, Idaho Falls Power, Demand Energy
Demonstration: Transactive Controls for Market Participation

4:30 pm – 5:15 pm

Demonstration Panel Discussion

5:15 pm – 7:15 pm

Cocktail Reception Rooftop Terrace featuring Jazz and Conference Posters
Sponsored by: Colorado State University

September 26

Theme 2: Secure Microgrid Operations

9:00 am – 10:00 am

Welcome: Mayor Karen Weitkunat, City of Fort Collins

Day Opening Remarks: The Honorable Bill Ritter, Jr., Founding Director, Center for the New Energy Economy (CSU)

Keynote Remarks and Conversation: Ake Almgren, President, Orkas, Inc., Board Member, PJM Interconnection and Active Power

10:00 am – 11:30 am

Panel 2: Microgrids for Infrastructure Security and Energy Surety

Moderator/Vision: Peter Asmus, Pike Research

Cyber Security and Energy Surety: Tim Noonan, Boeing Energy
Utility Business Case: Mark Rawson, SMUD
Utility Perspective: Tom Eyford, Oracle Utilities
Market Integration: Audrey Zibelman, Viridity
Energy Analytics Raj Chudgar, Power Analytics
Security of Supply: The Danish Cell Controller Project: Dr. Sunil Cherian, Spirae

Panel 2

Live Secure Microgrid Demonstrations

12:45 pm – 1:00 pm

Theme Overview: Challenges and Opportunities

Presented by: Angela Watmore, Boeing Energy

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Power System Simulation for Microgrid Operations

Demonstration Partners: Spirae, Exponential Engineering
Demonstration: Controls Integration with Dynamic Power System Simulation

Cyber Security for Critical Infrastructure

Demonstration Partners: Boeing
Demonstration: Enterprise Level Assessment Technologies and Secure Distributed Operations Services Bus

3:15 pm – 5:15 pm

Market Operations with Distributed Energy Resources

Demonstration Partners: Viridity
Demostration: Market and Economic Optimized DER Portfolio Management

Microgrid Operations

Demonstration Partners: Boeing, Spirae
Demonstration: Islanding with Secure Controls Infrastructure

5:15 pm – 5:30 pm

Demonstration Panel Discussion

5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Networking and Beer Tasting

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Dinner: Food & Beer Pairing
Sponsored by: New Belgium Brewing Company
Keynote Speaker: Robert S. Shapard, Chairman & CEO, Oncor, Inc., Chairman, Gridwise Alliance

September 27

Theme 3: Smart Grid to Smart Cities

8:30 am – 9:00 am

Keynote Martin Damm, Mayor of Kalundborg, Denmark

9:00 am – 10:30 am

Panel 3: Smart Grid to Smart Cities

Moderator/Vision: Rick Nicholson, IDC Energy Insights

Smart Cities Overview: Dr. David Hodgson, UK Trade & Investment
Danish Cities: Mayor Martin Damm, Kalundborg
Smart Grid for Smart City Kalundborg: Carsten Fosvang, SEAS-NVE
Danish Utility Perspective Jorgen Christensen, Danish Energy Association
Investments & Financing: Brian Chappell, Hogan Lovells
Fort Collins, FortZED: Julie Sieving, The Brendle Group

Live Smart City Demonstrations

10:45 am – 11:00 am

Theme Overview: Challenges and Opportunities

Presented by: Miriam Horn, Environmental Defense Fund

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

PowerLabDK and the Island of Bornholm as Live Laboratory

Demonstration Partners: Danish Technical University, Center for Electrical Power and Energy and the Bornholm Utility Oestkraft.
Demonstration: PowerLabDK and the Island of Bornholm as a Live Laboratory with control of large-scale Storage, Photovoltaics, and Wind Resources

Smart Grid to Smart Cities

12:45 pm – 1:45 pm

Fort Collins Zero Energy District

Demonstration Partners: FCU Smart Grid Team, Calico, Aclara, Elster, Spirae
Demonstration: Fort Collins Utilities’ Smart Grid Platform: FortZED, RDSI, FCU Customer Portal & Enabling Energy Apps

Smart Grid to Smart Cities

1:45 pm – 2:15 pm

Demo Panel Discussion

2:15 pm – 3:30 pm

Panel 4: US Policy Perspectives

Moderator/Vision: Dennis Arfmann, Hogan Lovells

Micheal Austin, BYD America
Tom Plant, Center for the New Energy Economy
Miriam Horn, Environmental Defense Fund
Rick Gilliam, The Vote Solar Initiative

3:30 pm – 3:45 pm

Closing Remarks

3:45 pm

Conference Adjourns

3:45 pm and 4:45 pm

Optional Tours at New Belgium Brewing Co., the Innosphere and the InteGrid Test and Development Lab

Education Track

Location Magnolia Theatre, Lincoln Center
Time September 27th, 2012, 12pm – 1:45pm
Moderator Stephanie Fry, Groundwork Denver
Facilitator Dan Bihn, DanBihn.com

12:00 pm – 12:05 pm

Welcome
Monisha Merchant, Sr. Advisor for Business Affairs, Office of U.S. Senator Michael Bennet
Introduction
Dan Bihn, DanBihn.com, Education Track Facilitator

Keynote Remarks, Senator Michael Bennet

12:05 pm – 1:20 pm

Smart Grid and Hands-On Demonstrations
Facilitator Dan Bihn

1:20 pm – 1:25 pm

Career Panel / introduce moderator and panelists

Moderator: Dele Johnson, Groundwork Denver

Utility Perspective: Baird McKevitt, Responsible by Nature, Design Supervisor, Xcel Energy
Education Perspective: Conwell Dickey, Scholar-in-Residence, Program Manager for Digital Energy Program, University of Colorado, Boulder
Industry Career Perspective: Darren Edgar, Software Engineer, Spirae
Hiring/Recruitment Perspective: Lanie Prouse, Managing Director, Mycoff, Fry & Prouse

1:25 pm – 1:45 pm

Career Panel

1:45 pm

Closing Remarks