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					                        California Public Utilities Commission
                                       SMART GRID SYMPOSIUM
                                              APRIL 21, 2009
                                           9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
                                            CPUC AUDITORIUM

                                                 AGENDA
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
           Consulting International

                                        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

				
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