UCLA Smart Grid Energy Research Center
Smart Grid Research and Demonstration Thought Leadership Forum


8:00 - 8:15 am Breakfast

8:15 - 8:35 am Welcome and Opening Speech, UCLA

8:35 - 9:15 am Opening Keynote Presentation
Jim Parks

"Smart Grid Lessons Learned"

Jim Parks
Sacramento Municipal Utility District

9:15 - 10:40 am Smart Grid Demonstrations in California
and Across the Country

Vikram Budhraja

"Synchrophasor Technology Solutions - Monitoring and Analytics for Transmission, Distribution and Generation"

Vikram Budhraja
Electric Power Group LLC.
Ali Miremadi

"Facilitating Distributed Resources Participation in CAISO Wholesale Markets"

Ali Miremadi
California ISO
Sunil Chhaya Sunil Chhaya
Electric Power Research Institute

10:40 - 10:55 am Break

10:55 - 11:25 am
Emil Abdelshehid Emil Abdelshehid
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

11:25 - 12:10 pm Keynote Presentation:
Robert Weisenmiller

"Moving Microgrids Toward Commercialization"

Robert Weisenmiller
California Energy Commission

12:10 - 12:50 pm Lunch Break

12:50 - 1:15 pm Luncheon Talk:
Rajit Gadh

"Research, Development and Demonstrations - Smart grid technology trials in Greater Los Angeles: Case studies for Electric Vehicle Energy Management, Demand Response, and, Renewable Integration within Microgrids"

Rajit Gadh
UCLA Smart Grid Energy Research Center

1:15 - 1:45 pm
Mike Gravely

"Past and Future Demand Response Research in California"

Mike Gravely
California Energy Commission

1:45 - 3:00 pm Integrating EVs, Regulation Services,
Storage Control and Renewables Optimally on the grid

Michael Boehm MIchael Boehm
Advanced Sustainability Institute

Matt Koenig Matt Koenig
Princeton Power Systems
Murali Baggu Murali Baggu
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Rick Teebay Rick Teebay
County of Los Angeles
Murali Baggu

"Smart Grid Technologies to Enhance Energy Efficiency Goals through Grid Edge Control"

Rohit Moghe

3:00 - 3:15 pm Break

3:15 - 4:15 pm Round Table Closing Panel Discussion on Future Directions, Technology Needs and Investments for Smart Grids, Renewables, Demand Response and Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

Participants - Experts from utilities, industry and academia