UTCS Edge Seminar: Andres Carvallo/Chief Information Officer Austin Energy: Building the Smart Grid ACES 2.402 Tuesday October 21 2008 2:00 p.m.

Contact Name: 
Jenna Whitney
Date: 
Oct 21, 2008 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Type of Talk UTCS Edge Seminar

Speaker/Aff

iliation: Andres Carvallo/Chief Information Officer Austin Energy

Date/Time: Tuesday October 21 2008 2:00 p.m.

Location: ACES 2.4

02

Host: Suzanne Barber

Talk Title: Building the Smart Gri

d

Talk Abstract:
The steps to build our Smart%A0Energy Grid have

been
driven by the need to simplify our infrastructure improve
dec

ision making adapt to faster changing business needs
improve disaster
recovery and business continuity planning
improve regulatory complian

ce increase quality standards
increase customer satisfaction and redu

ce operational costs.

%A0Our Smart%A0Energy Grid will be powered by
our Software
Oriented Architecture that follows the principles of deli

vering
presentation process and information as services to all
st

akeholders. This new architecture gives us the ability to
integrate ma

nage and control central power plants distributed
energy plants the w

holesale energy system the transmission
and distribution grid the met

ers smart appliances at customer
sites plug-in-hybrids while connecte

d to the grid and the delivery
of timely information via portals to al

l customer types. Our Smart%A0
Energy Grid will be the combination of an
information grid that
mirrors our electric grid. In other words it wi

ll be the seamless
blending of power telecommunications infrastructur

e and
software to deliver cleaner affordable reliable energy and

excellent customer service.

Speaker Bio:
Andres is currently the

Chief Information Officer at Austin
Energy where he is responsible for
the technology vision
planning development and operations across the
enterprise.
Since February of 2003 Andres has been driving a wireles

s
and SOA transformation to deliver a fully-integrated and self-
hea

ling enterprise. The current direction for the company is
to deliver t

he first smart grid in the world by 2009. In addition
to his responsib

ilities as CIO Andres is member of the 8 person
executive team and me

mber of the Innovation and Opportunity
Development executive board. Out

side of Austin Energy Andres
is Vice-Chairman for the Large Public Pow

er Companies'' CIO
Task Force a board member of the Center for Commerc

ialization
of Electric Technologies and an advisor to several companies

.