Smart Metering - Gizmo or revolutionary technology?

Venue: The IET, Savoy Place

Location: London, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Feb 12, 2008 End Date/Time: Feb 12, 2008
Early Registration Date: Jan 18, 2008
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About this event
Smart metering is a technological development that has the prospect of changing the manner in which many of the energy supply activities are managed. It could also be used to further wider government policy objectives such as helping to reduce CO2 emissions, encourage energy efficiency and assist the fuel poor. However, there are many barriers to adopting the technology which need to be understood and addressed.

The event will cover the following topics:

- Description of legislation and other aspects that encourage a consideration of smart metering

- Technology options, LAN consolidators and WAN

- Impact of distributed generation and active network management

- Prospective benefits for suppliers and network owners

- Customer interaction (displays) and behavioural responses

- Raise awareness of the technology and the potential for its application

- Rehearse the different perspectives of what smart metering can achieve for different entities

- Consider how smart meters could impact customer behaviour and the prospects for reducing emissions

- Review the impact smart metering could have on supply businesses, network owners and other utilities

08:30 Registration and Coffee

09:25 Chairman’s welcome
David Tolley, DLT Consulting

09:30 Keynote Address
Don Leiper, Director of Metering, E.ON

09:55 The Government’s Policy and aspiration
Eleanor Brooks, Head of Metering and Billing, DBERR

10:25 The Impact on Regulatory Framework
Steve Argent, Technical Specialist, Ofgem

10:45 Refreshments

11:15 The Challenges for the Meter Manufacturer
Chris Shelley, Director of Residential Research and Developments, Actaris Metering Systems

11:40 Research and Development
Mike Jarman, CEO, Secure Electrans

12:05 Energy Supplier Perspective
Laurence Poel, Head of Economic Regulation, NPower Ltd

12:30 Energy Networks Perspective
Dave Openshaw, Head of Engineering Regulatory Strategy, EDF Energy

13.00 Lunch break

14:00 ERA Systems Specification
Jason Brogden, Commercial Director and Principle Consultant, Engage Consulting

14:25 Data Processing Challenges
Jon Spence, Market Analysis Team Manager, Elexon

14:50 Refreshments

15:15 Billing Developments
Michael Lewis, Account Executive, SAP UK

15:40 Discussion forum
Chaired by the Carbon Trust.

Panellists – Session Speakers

16:30 Close