APEC Subcommittee on Standards and Conformance - Workshop on Regulatory Approaches to Smart Grid Investment and Deployment
May 16-17, 2012 ( Quebec City, CANADA )
APEC Subcommittee on Standards and Conformance (SCSC)
Workshop on Regulatory Approaches to Smart Grid Investment and Deployment
Location: Quebec City Convention Centre, Quebec City, Canada
Note: Presentations are now available from the final workshop agenda, link provided below.
Smart Grid investments and deployments are growing rapidly in the Asia-Pacific region. Regulators have an important part to play in the successful transformation of the energy infrastructure in this region. The Smart Grid approach integrates an advanced communications and information infrastructure with the power system, resulting in a broad range of intelligent applications and devices (including new tools that enable energy users to intelligently manage their energy consumption), and greater reliability. But to achieve these benefits requires planning and the implementation of standards.
Focus of this Workshop
The workshop will focus on the standards and conformance issues associated with the deployment of the Smart Grid. Participants will discuss issues associated with ensuring that regulations facilitate trade and the use of relevant international standards and conformity assessment programs that support good regulatory practices. Specific topics to be considered include:
• International standardization
• Lessons learned from Smart Grid
• Data privacy
• Vision grid modernization
• Inform regulators in the APEC region of the standards (in place and new and emerging) that impact Smart Grid implementation
• Increase regulators’ understanding of how interoperability supports regulatory goals
• Share information among regulators on best practices concerning Smart Grid investments and deployments
• Offer private sector perspectives on the development and implementation of Smart Grid policies
• Strengthen coordination and communication among regulators
• Energy providers
• Energy standardizers
• Energy policy developers
• Standards developers
This APEC SCSC Project is organized by the United States and is being implemented with the support from the APEC Secretariat and the USAID-funded APEC Technical Assistance and Training Facility (TATF). The project is co-sponsored by China, Chinese Taipei, Japan, and Korea. This event builds on recommendations from the APEC Regulatory Cooperation Advancement Mechanism on Trade-Related Standards and Technical Regulations (ARCAM) Dialogue in May 2011 in Big Sky, Montana. These recommendations were endorsed by APEC Ministers and Leaders meeting in Honolulu in November 2011.
Request for APEC Nominations
Travel eligible APEC member-economies are invited to nominate 2 participants. There is no limit on self funded nominations from APEC members. Nomination deadline: Friday, March 23, 2012
Business, government, and regulatory leaders are invited to attend. There is no registration fee. Participants from APEC economies are welcome to attend. Interested participants from non-APEC economies may attend on a space available basis.
To reserve your place please complete the online registration form. Registration deadline: Friday, May 11, 2012
For further information please contact:
Wednesday, May 16: 1:00pm-6:00pm
Thursday, May 17: 9:00am – 5:15pm
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Delta Hotel for workshop participants. The rate is $165/night. This special rate expires on April 25. When making your reservation mention that you are with the “APEC” group.
To make your reservation call:
Toll free number: 1-888-884-7777; T: 418-647-1717
The Delta hotel is located at: 690 Boul René-Lévesque E, Quebec City, Quebec, G1R 5A8
Workshop Agenda: DRAFT
***Workshop Agenda: FINAL -- includes some presentations, which are linked from presenter name.***