California Public Utilities Commission
SMART GRID SYMPOSIUM
APRIL 21, 2009
9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
PURPOSE – This symposium is organized to provide policy makers a forum to hear the relevant and latest
issues surrounding developments of Smart Grid systems for energy utilities. We have invited leading experts
to brief us on key aspects of issues surrounding Smart Grid systems. The goal of this symposium is to
provide context and proposed action items for California to consider in its upcoming proceeding to establish
regulatory policy and a deployment plan to upgrade the current electrical grid with the latest technology.
I. 9:30 a.m. – 9:40 a.m. – Introductions – Commissioner Rachelle Chong
II. 9:40 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. – Overview of California’s Smart Grid Future taking into consideration
California’s State Energy Goals – Mike Gravely, California Energy Commission
III. 10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. – Strategic Planning and Implementation of the Smart Grid for Electric
Utilities - Erich Gunther - Chairman and Chief Technology Officer of EnerNex Corp.
BREAK – 10:45 a.m. – 11 a.m.
IV. 11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Recovery Act Opportunities
V. 11:30 a.m. - Noon – Cyber-security and Smart Grid - Frances M. Cleveland, Xanthus
LUNCH - Noon – 1:30 p.m.
VI. 1:30 p.m. – 2 p.m. – Why Smart Grid is Green and EPRI Research – Erfan Ibrahim, Electric
Power Research Institute (EPRI)
VII. 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. – Standards & Protocols for an Interoperable Smart Grid System and The
Appropriate Role of the State in Setting Standards – Gerald FitzPatrick, National Institute of
Standards Technology (NIST)
BREAK – 2:30 .p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
VIII. 2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. - Manufacturing the Smart Grid Technology and Customer Equipment –
Eric Hsieh, National Electric Manufacturers Association (NEMA)
IX. 3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Closing – Administrative Law Judge Timothy Sullivan