SPGTC 2011 Program, May 12, 2011

The TeMIX Protocol Standard : Transactive Energy Market Information Exchange - Opportunities for Intelligent Devices

Edward G. Cazalet Edward G. Cazalet
The Cazalet Group

Transactive Energy Market Information Exchange (TeMIX) is a standards-based architecture and protocol for real-time and forward transactions of electricity products. With interval metering, improved communications, smart devices, smart controls, and TeMIX protocols, many electricity transactions can be executed automatically in high volumes and at high speed. TeMIX enables decentralized decisions and control at the edges of the network. Using TeMIX, customer devices such as air conditioners, plug-in electric vehicles, customer generation and storage automatically interact with distribution grid devices such as transformers, high voltage transmission networks, generation and storage. TeMIX thus enables a smart grid that can quickly adapt to high levels of variable renewables, plug-in vehicles, and storage. This talk will highlight opportunities for manufacturers of smart devices to build intelligent products to use TeMIX price signals and standards.

About Edward G. Cazalet

An internationally recognized electric industry expert, Dr. Cazalet is a leader in (1) the analysis and design of markets for electricity, (2) the analysis of transmission, generation and load management investments, (3) electricity storage and renewables integration, and (4) the design of smart grid transaction services. For his industry contributions, Public Utilities Fortnightly magazine in 2000 named Dr. Cazalet “Innovator of the Year”. Dr. Cazalet is currently supports Smart Grid standards development for demand response, distributed energy resources, storage and dynamic pricing. This standards process is led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS). He is co-chair of the OASIS Energy Market Information Exchange Technical Committee and a member of the OASIS Technical Committees on Energy Interoperation and Scheduling. He is the author of an OASIS Smart Grid White Paper on Transactive Energy Market Information Exchange (TeMIX). Dr. Cazalet holds a PhD from Stanford University focused on economics, decision analysis and power system planning and degrees in engineering from the University of Washington.

The Transformation of Ratepayers into Customers

Tom D. Tamarkin Tom D. Tamarkin
USCL, Corp. Carmichael

As a matter of public policy for the last hundred years, electric, gas and water utility users have been referred to as ratepayers by the various utility commissions throughout the United States. Technical advances in recent years, including advanced semi-conductors electronic components, power sensing techniques, low cost high resolution displays, advanced microprocessors, large inexpensive solid state memories, and the like, now provide the means to change the paradigm and modernize the way utilities charge for their commodity; thereby converting ratepayers into informed customers. Recently, the State of California mandated that the major Investor Owned Utilities in California deploy an Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI). The AMI System has many elements; chief among them an advanced electronic communicating utility meter. The President of the United States has called for the installation of “Smart Meters” throughout the U. S. as part of the government’s efforts to modernize the electrical grid under the economic stimulus plan. Unfortunately, there is no industry definition for the term Smart Meter. The author believes that any new meters installed in the United States and paid for by utility customers or by local or national taxes must provide a minimum set of functionality and inherent growth expansion capability based on remote downloading of machine level software. This paper and presentation sets forth the various opportunities to both end customers and utilities, through the optimization of the smart grid end node or customer interface via the “Smart Meter.”

AboutTom D. Tamarkin

Mr. Tamarkin began his career in technology development and business management in the early 1970s. In 1977 Tamarkin founded Mizar Corporation, an early innovator in electronic lighting control energy management businesses. The company was later acquired by a larger corporation. In 1982 Tamarkin founded Texcon Corporation which designed and produced a highly sophisticated artificial intelligence based teaching system for the music industry. In the mid 1980s Tamarkin joined the Datamatic Company in Dallas, Texas, and founded the Advanced Technology Division. Tamarkin advanced to Executive Vice President and General Manager with full P&L responsibility. Datamatic at the time was one of two pioneering companies in the field of utility meter data acquisition systems along with Itron Corporation in Spokane, Washington. From 1982 to 1987 Datamatic and Itron collectively converted every Investor Owned Utility and virtually all major Municipal and Rural Electric Cooperative utilities in the United States from writing meter read values by pencil on cards to the use of electronic hand held data terminals which reduced the latency from read to bill time from 3 days to same day billing. In 1988 Tamarkin and co-inventor Gene Starkey developed the first 902-928 MHz spread Spectrum AMR meter system. In 1989 Tamarkin founded Tamar Corp. who introduced the first complete electric, gas, and water 902-928 MHz spread spectrum meter reading system at the June NMRC (National meter Readers Conference) in Atlanta, GA. In August 1992 Tamar Corp. installed the Nation’s first 902-928 MHz spread spectrum AMR system in a pilot project with the City of Garland, TX. In Q4 1992 Public Power Magazine Published Tamarkin’s “Automatic Power Reading” article which is still being circulated almost 20 years later. Since April 1995, Tamarkin has served as President & CEO of USCL Corporation in Sacramento, California. USCL or Utility Services Customer Link developed the EMS-2020 product in response to the California Energy Crisis of 2001. Since that time, Tamarkin has been in the forefront of worldwide efforts to teach energy regulators the effectiveness of Advanced Metering and demand response as an energy conservation tool. Tamarkin was directly responsible for the State of California launching the Statewide Pricing Project after stimulating CA Senator Tom Torlakson to write CA SB-1976 which ultimately led to the California Public Utility Commission’s mandate that the State’s three largest electric utilities replace over 12 million power meters with an Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) consisting of modern digital meters and fixed network bi-directional communications systems. In the 2004-2005 time frame, Tamarkin was directly responsible for the State’s largest electric only utility, Southern California Edison, to reverse its position on AMI and positively embrace the concept and deployment of 5 million meters throughout the entire SCE service area. Tamarkin is the holder of several U.S and foreign patents and pending patents in the meter and HAN areas.

Enabling the Smart-Connected Home

Kishore Manghnani Kishore Manghnani
Vice President, Communications and Consumer Business

While Home automation technologies have been around for many years, they have so far seen adoption only in either very expensive homes or with do-it-yourself hobbyists. The rollout of the smart-grid infrastructure has generated a renewed interest in the dream of mass-adoption of smart-home capabilities. However, even with the massive interest coming from smart-grid initiatives, the adoption of smart-appliances and devices and their use in smart-grid applications has been relegated to relatively small-deployments. In this talk, we will explore a vision of how mass consumer adoption of smart-connected homes can become a reality. We will explore how some innovative companies are developing and bringing products to the market that will facilitate this adoption, and how competition among companies will lead to the virtuous cycle of product improvement and innovation. We will also discuss the enabling technologies in semiconductors, software, and standards that is facilitating this vision.

About Kishore Manghnani

Mr. Kishore Manghnani, Vice President of Communications and Consumer Business, heads up Marvell’s green technology products and strategic partnerships. In addition, Mr. Manghnani has been leading Marvell’s initiative in next-generation connected ePaper devices. He joined Marvell in 2004 to spearhead and accelerate the wireless home networking and application processor business units. Prior to joining Marvell, Mr. Manghnani served as vice president and general manager of cable broadband products at Terayon, Vice President of Marketing of HDTV products at TeraLogic, and Director of Marketing for consumer products at LSI Logic. Mr. Manghnani received his MSEE in electrical engineering from the University of Hawaii and a Master of Business Administration from Santa Clara University.

The Role of Smart Lighting In The Smart Grid

Stewart Findlater Stewart Findlater
VP of Engineering
Redwood Systems

The smart grid is a broad systems architecture that spans from generation through transmission, distribution, and ultimately, energy consumption. This presentation will examine the role and opportunity inside buildings for energy savings and will focus specifically on opportunities to improve the largest energy footprint in buildings-- smarter lighting.

About Stewart Findlater

Mr. Stewart Findlater has 20 years of experience in a variety of engineering disciplines. Before joining Redwood Systems, he worked for Cisco Systems as the Director of Engineering for the Desktop Switching Business Unit (DSBU) were he brought many industry leading networking products to market. Stewart has worked at Grand Junction Networks as an ASIC and system design engineer, and Interlink Electronics as a product design engineer. Stewart is author or co author for 12 U.S. patents, and holds a BS Degree from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.


Smart Grid Distribution Optimization - Renewables, Storage, DR, PHEVs: An Integrated Story

Lucian Ion Lucian Ion
Smart Grid Director, Digital Energy
GE Energy

The future of the distribution grid will be progressively and irreversibly impacted by increasing amounts of distributed generation on the feeder, community or residential storage, demand response driven smart appliances, and clusters of electric vehicles charging stations. Utilities are faced with a number of challenges as they plan their technology roadmap for the next decade. We will examine various technology solutions, architectures, and market trends in automation, control, and optimization of the distribution grid.

About Lucian Ion

Lucian Ion currently serves as Smart Grid Director with GE Energy. In this role, Mr. Ion helps define GE’s Smart Grid technology strategy, supporting electric utilities develop their Smart Grid solution architecture, roadmap and business case. His activities include contributions to multiple GE product development pillars, from Smart Metering and Home Area Network, Demand Response, Distributed Generation, to Transmission and Distribution Management, Asset and Engineering/Design Optimization solution platforms, as well as business development activities revolving around partnership formation and GE Smart Grid ecosystem development. Building on background and experience in software and computer hardware engineering, as well as plant automation, Mr. Ion served in various project, program manager and new business incubator lead roles with Abbott Laboratories, Pacific Gas and Electric, and National Semiconductor. Mr. Ion holds a BSEE from the University of Timisoara, and an MBA from the University of Chicago, Booth Graduate School of Business.


A Holistic Approach to a Smarter Grid

Robert Dolin Robert Dolin
Vice President and Chief Technology Officer

The Smart Grid encompasses the many topics of distributed generation and storage, demand response, integration of renewable energy sources, smart metering systems, and general conservation. Implementation of the Smart Grid could be done by multiple stakeholders, but it is also possible that a utility, taking a holistic approach could achieve even more efficiency. This discussion describes how utilities can take a leadership role in all aspects of the Smart Grid by examining some real utility projects around the world.

About Robert Dolin

Robert Dolin, Echelon’s system architect, has worked for the company since 1989. He is the principal or co-inventor of fourteen Echelon patents, and is one of the designers of the LonWorks protocol, the network development system environment, the Neuron C programming model, and LonWorks network management. In 1995 he was named chief technology officer. Before joining Echelon, Dolin spent 11 years at ROLM Corporation, where he was one of the main developers of its fully distributed PBX telephone system. He also held positions of first- and second-line management as well as system architecture. Dolin has a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley.

Demand Response – The Changing Landscape

Ramesh Hariharan Ramesh Hariharan
Founder and President, CompuSharp

Demand Response has been called the killer-app for Smart Grids. It affects the various stakeholders in different ways. The perspectives of utilities, power aggregators, large customers and residential customers are in widely variance. Technology and solution providers have tried to keep pace with the changing landscape, even while the market driven pricing adds to complexities for implementation. The standards and policy making bodies are looking at Demand Response from a different angle. This discussion addresses a position review of the changing landscape in the light of new developments that are taking place in the industry.

About Ramesh Hariharan

Has more than 25 years experience in the Information Technology industry. Has a Masters' degree in electrical power systems from Osmania University in India. Has designed and developed SCADA/EMS systems for use in Electric Utilities, Railways, Airports, etc. Has held senior management and technical positions in BRI and CMC. Set up consulting business, responsible for General management, sales and delivery of services for IT for Electric Utilities. Ramesh has worked with major electric utilities and vendors of Smart Grids/ SCADA/ EMS/ DMS solutions. Has a hands-on approach and stays current with contemporary developments in the Industry. Ramesh is a Senior Member of IEEE, Member of several boards and Advisory committees in the industry.

Technologies for the Smart Grid

William kao William Kao
Clean Technology Consultant

In this talk Dr. Kao will first present a definition and vision of the Smart Grid, and its five key areas: Sensing and Measurement, Advanced Control Methods, Improved Interfaces and Decision Support, Advanced Components and Integrated Communication. He will then briefly go over three key areas to achieve Smart Grid success: its Architecture, Communications and Technology. The rest of the talk will focus on some of the Hardware, Software and Materials technologies for the smart grid.

About William Kao

Dr. William Kao received his BSEE, MSEE and PhD from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He has worked in the Semiconductor and Electronic Design Automation industries for 30 years holding senior and executive (Director, VP) engineering management positions at Texas Instruments, Xerox Corporation, and Cadence Design Systems. Dr. Kao has authored more than 40 technical papers and holds several software and IC patents. Dr. Kao is a Senior Member of IEEE, and was one of the founding members of IEEE-Circuits and Systems - Silicon Valley Chapter, where he was Chapter Chair in 2005 and 2006. Dr. Kao currently teaches Renewable Energy, Clean Technology and Business Sustainability courses at UC Santa Cruz Silicon Valley Extension, and at the Silicon Valley Technical Institute in San Jose. He is also on the Technical Advisory Board for Sigma Quest on the topics of Energy and Environment, and Quality Control, and is a consultant for several Clean Tech companies. Dr. Kao was the founder and President of CARES (Chinese American Renewable Energy Society), now The Clean Technology Group of the Chinese Institute of Engineers (CIE) USA-SF, where he is also a Board Member. Most recently, Dr. Kao was a Clean Technology consultant for mainland China Government where he taught courses on “Low Carbon Economy” to Chinese government officials; for the Taiwan Ministry of Science and Technology where he was invited to give seminars on Clean Technology, Renewable Energy, and Energy Efficiency at major universities (academia), government research institutions; and for the Malaysian Government on Emerging Technologies for a new Knowledge Based Economy.

Smarter Electric Power Grid

Mehdi Etezadi-Amoli Mehdi Etezadi-Amoli
Professor and Chair of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering
University of Nevada, Reno

An overview of the past and present power system structure and schemes that are used for providing a reliable electric utility service is presented. It is shown that today’s power systems are indeed smart and the objective is to make them smarter. This is followed by a definition of the Smart Grid and vision by the DOE, and concluded by a description of tomorrow’s electric power systems and associated challenges.

About Mehdi Etezadi-Amoli

Mehdi Etezadi-Amoli is a professor and Chair of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR). He received the Ph.D. degree in 1974 from New Mexico State University. From 1975-1979 he worked as an assistant professor of Electrical Engineering at New Mexico State and the University of New Mexico. From 1979-1983 he worked as a Senior Protection Engineer at Arizona Public Service Company in Phoenix AZ. In 1983 he joined the faculty of the Electrical Engineering Department at UNR where he is responsible for the power system program. Also, during 1985-1998 summers, he worked at NV Energy (formerly Sierra Pacific Power Company). He is the author/coauthor of more than 52 technical papers dealing with power systems planning, protection, transient analysis, and renewable energy. Dr. Etezadi’s professional activities include his role as the PI or Co-PI on various funded research projects. He is a life senior member of IEEE and serves on the IEEE Power Engineering Education Committee. Dr. Etezadi is a Registered Professional Engineer in Nevada and serves on the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying.

GridSpice - A Virtual Modeling, Design, Planning, and Optimization Platform for Sustainable Energy Infrastructure

Amit Narayan Amit Narayan
Director of Smart Grid Research in Modeling & Simulation
Stanford University

This talk will provide an overview of *GridSpice*, a virtual environment for modeling, design, planning and optimization of the smart grid being developed at Stanford University. GridSpice will make it possible to simulate the interactions between all parts of the grid, including generation, transmission, distribution, and loads, as well as wholesale electricity markets, retail pricing contracts and consumer behavior in the presence of different rate structures. It will serve as a realistic, easy-to-use tool for practitioners, regulators, researchers, educators, and students to help develop and evaluate new ideas for making our future energy infrastructure more sustainable. We will describe the project goals and some

About Amit Narayan

Dr Amit Narayan is the Director of Smart Grid Research in Modeling & Simulation at Stanford University where he is leading an interdisciplinary project related to modeling, optimization and control of the electricity grid and associated electricity markets. In addition to his position at Stanford, Dr. Narayan is also the Founder of AutoGrid, Inc, a company providing a new generation of software analytics for the Smart Grid. Prior to joining Stanford, Dr. Narayan was the Vice President of Products at publicly traded company Magma Design Automation, Inc (Nasdaq: LAVA) where he led the product development and product management teams responsible for Magma's flagship product in the design implementation area. Over fifty percent of all semiconductor chips used in consumer electronic devices such as smart phones, blue-ray players and video games are designed using products developed by Dr. Narayan’s team at Magma. Prior to joining Magma, Dr. Narayan founded Berkeley Design Automation, Inc (BDA), a venture backed company in the area of analog and radio-frequency semiconductor design software space and served as its founding CEO and later Vice President of Engineering incharge of all research and product development activities as well as customer engagements. Under Dr. Narayan’s leadership, BDA saw its products being adopted by over 100 semiconductor companies in the world including over 20 out of the top 25. Dr. Narayan’s work at BDA was conferred with the EDN’s "Innovation for the Year" award in 2006 for delivering significant advances in technology and product development to Electronics Industry. Dr. Narayan received his B. Tech. in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology at Kanpur and Ph.D. from University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Narayan has published over 25 papers in the area of design automation, holds seven US patents and is an active advisor to several startup companies in the bay area.

The International Trade Administration and the Smart Grid

Andrew S Bennett Andrew S Bennett
Smart Grid Industry Analyst
U.S. Department of Commerce: International Trade Administration

This talk will provide an overview of role of the US department of commerce in promoting smart grid and faciliatating the export of US developed products in this area.

About Andrew S Bennett

Andrew is an International Trade Specialist and Smart Grid Industry Analyst with the International Trade Administration's (ITA) Office of Energy and Environmental Industries (OEEI). In this role, he works to further the ITA’s mission of enhancing competitiveness, promoting trade and investment, and ensuring fair trade for the U.S. smart grid industry. International Trade Specialists at the ITA play a critical role in identifying market barriers that impact exporters and they work closely with the U.S. Trade Representative to negotiate the removal of these barriers. OEEI also works directly with U.S. smart grid and electric power firms to support industry efforts to export products and services around the world. Andrew has a Bachelor’s degree from Middlebury College and he received a Master’s degree from the Fletcher School at Tufts University where he focused on international information and communication technologies business and policy.