UCLA Smart Grid Energy Research Center
Smart Grid Training Workshop


8 - 8:15 am Continental Breakfast

8:15 - 8:30 am Welcome and Opening Presentation

8:30 - 9:00 am Opening Plenary Talk

Massoud Saboury
Demand Response Project Manager, Los Angeles Department of Water & Power (LADWP)

9:05 - 9:35 am "Demand Response - Investing in our Smart Grid Future"

Mark Martinez
DSM Strategy and Policy, Southern California Edison (SCE)

9:40 - 10:10 am "Home Area Networks for DR"

Tishmari Lewis
Project Manager for Home Area Network, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDGE)

10:10 - 10:25 am Coffee Break

10:25 - 10:55 am "The Demand to Grid (D2G) Lab - Design Goals and Lessons Learned"

Charles McParland
OpenSource DRAS and Wireless / Harmonization Lead, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

11:00 am- 12:00 pm "UCLA Demand Response Research and Technology Demonstration Program and collaboration with Utilities and Industry"

Dr. Shiv Prabhu
Project Lead - Demand Response, UCLA Smart Grid Energy Research Center (SMERC)
Dr. Hemanshu Pota
Associate Professor, The University of New South Wales

12:00 - 12:40 pm Lunch

12:40 - 1:10 pm "Research, technology and innovation for Regional Smart Grid Demonstration"

Dr. Rajit Gadh
Director, UCLA Smart Grid Energy Research Center (SMERC)

1:15 - 1:45 pm "Smart Meter Enabled Dynamic Pricing and Research: SMUD's SmartPricing Options Pilot"

Jennifer Potter
Project Manager, Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)

1:50 am- 2:40 pm Panel Discussion:
"Industry Solutions to DR today"

"Changing Habits of Utilities and Consumers without Consequences"

David Prezioso
Chief Executive Officer, Ice Energy
John McLean
Industry Solution Executive, Ventyx/ABB

2:40 - 3:10 pm Open floor discussion on Smart Grid trends, regulations, policies, technologies and opportunities in California in the next 5 years.