WUS-2016 Presentations

10:30 to 11:00

KEYNOTE 1: Utility 2.0 - The evolving global landscape
Mr. Philippe Joubert, Executive Chair – Global Electricity Initiative, UK

11:00 to 12:00
Plenary 1: Utility Impact - DE-CARBONIZATION

Mr. Knox Msebenzi, Executive Director - The Power Institute for East and Southern Africa, South Africa
Low Carbon Generation: Technology Choices & Imperatives

Mr. Shah Nawaz Ahmad, Senior Advisor - World Nuclear Association, London
De-carbonization: Nuclear opportunities and challenges

Mr. Hardev Juj, Vice President - Bonneville Power Administration, USA
Drivers of Change: Economics, Technology, Government Policy or Customer/ social Preferences

Mr. Elad Shaviv, Chief Executive Officer - Israeli Smart Energy Association, Israel
De-Carbonization as a driver for innovation in the energy playground

12:00 to 13:00
Plenary 2 - Demand Paradigms

Mr. Sharma Kolluri, Transmission Technical System Planning - Entergy Services, USA
Disruptive technologies impact on utility demand & growth

Dr. Rahul Tongia, Fellow – Brookings, India
Consumer as supplier: Prosumer Impacts

Mr. Prince Moyo, Power Delivery Engineering - Eskom, South Africa
Business models: Utilities of the future

14:00 to 14:30

KEYNOTE 2: Utility 2.0 - Policy and Regulatory Requirements
Dr. Richard O’Neill, Chief Economic Advisor – Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, USA

14:30 to 15:30
Plenary 3: Policy & Regulation

Mr. Derek Lickorish MBE, Chairman - Fuel Poverty Advisory Group, UK
Role of State & policy: Investments, Subsidy & Carbon Pricing / tax, customer interest

Dr. Gideon Friedmann, Technologies & Renewable Energy Section Manager, Ministry of National Infrastructures – Energy and Water Resources, Israel
What do we regulate? Future of Regulations: USO, RPO, FIT, cost to Serve, Investment guarantees & Stranded Assets, Utility Financials, Market Failures

Mr. S. K. Soonee, Chief Executive Officer - POSOCO, India
GRID Management: Regulatory framework & Compliance

19:30 to 21:30

World Utility Summit Gala Dinner
Venue: Sheraton Grand Bangalore Hotel at Brigade Gateway, Dr. Raj Kumar Road, Bengaluru

Prof. Ad van Wijk, Professor - Future Energy Systems - Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Keynote: Future Energy Systems

09:30 to 10:00

KEYNOTE 3: Utility 2.0 - Economics of Electricity
Mr. Cherif Seye, Financial Advisor - African Development Bank, Africa

10:00 to 11:00
Plenary 4: Re-defined role for utilities and growth prospects

Dr. Guo Lei, Deputy Director General - State Grid Energy Research Institute, China
Concept of Public Utility in the new era

Dr. Florian Haslauer, Managing Director and Global Head of Utilities - AT Kearney, Austria
Long term prospects of Electricity

Dr. WooHyun Hwang, Senior Vice President – KEPCO, Korea
Growth of Electricity in low oil regime

Dr. Nitin Pandit, CEO – World Resources Institute, India
Role of utility in a decentralized generation and in an energy efficient regime

11:30 to 12:30
Case in Point Session: Utility Management and Business Model Innovations

Case study 1: Shri. L. Chuaungo, IAS, Principal Secretary, Energy and Petrochemical Department - Government of Gujrat, India
Turnaround of Gujrat State Distribution Companies

Case study 2: Mr. Anup Mondal, Senior Executive Vice President - Reliance ADA, India
Journey Towards Excellence – Experience from Private Distribution Company

13:30 to 14:00

KEYNOTE 4: Utility 2.0 - Technology Roadmap
Dr. Massoud Amin, Chairman - IEEE Smart Grid, USA

14:00 to 15:00
Plenary 5 - Digitization