Co-located events

Make the most of your time in San Antonio by choosing from a variety of co-located events. DistribuTECH partners with some of the most innovative organizations and programs, designed to give our attendees an edge from every angle of the industry.

The Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative’s 2018 Consumer Symposium

Transforming the customer relationship

Monday, January 22, 2018

As one of the industry’s top premier events in consumer engagement around the smart grid and energy technologies, co-located with DistribuTECH 2018, the Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative’s annual Consumer Symposium presents a unique platform that focuses on consumers and the smart grid while interfacing the topics and trends shaping the future.

Attendees at the Symposium will gain insightful information and tactics on creating new and innovative solutions to help engage consumers about the smart grid in 2018. Additionally, industry stakeholders will learn proactive approaches communicating the value of smart grid investments to consumers, in order to customize the consumer experience.

Bonus: All symposium attendees will receive a complimentary copy of SECC’s 2018 State of the Consumer Report.

Consumer symposium: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Attendee cocktail reception: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

SECC members
$150 - Early bird
$200 - After November 17, 2017

SECC non-members
$200 - Early bird
$250 - After November 17, 2017

GEARED student poster sessions

Transforming workforce


Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Utilities and suppliers will interact with the best and brightest representatives for the future power systems workforce.

Students from across the Grid Engineering for Accelerated Renewable Energy Deployment (GEARED) network will showcase their research on power systems, smart grid and distributed technology topics in a poster session that will run for the duration of the conference. Over 40 posters will be on display in the conference hall of DistribuTECH.

Funded through the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative, GEARED is preparing the current and next generation workforce of power systems engineers to work specifically with high penetrations of solar electricity and other distributed technologies on the grid. GEARED students work with their peers, faculty, utility and industry professionals to bring innovative solutions to power system challenges associated with the evolving smart grid.

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
2:30 pm. - 3:30 p.m.

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
1:30 pm. - 2:30 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.