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. DistribuTECH 2018 co-located events include:

The Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative’s 2018 Consumer Symposium
#DERMSTERMS - Smart Electric Power Alliance's (SEPA) Grid Management Working Group (DERMS Requirements Initiative)
GEARED student poster sessions
SEPA’s OpenFMBTM working group

Questions?

Debbi Wells
Conference manager
+1 918 832 9265
dwells@pennwell.com
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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.

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

Locations
SECC Symposium - 206AB
SECC Cocktail Reception - 205

Pricing

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

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

#DERMSTERMS

Smart Electric Power Alliance's (SEPA) Grid Management Working Group (DERMS Requirements Initiative)


Monday, January 22, 2018

This SEPA working group is having an open meeting to dialogue with interested industry participants on the requirements for DERMS. A document created in collaboration with various utilities can be found at www.dermsterms.com and will be the focus of the moderated discussion. As utilities look to integrate higher penetrations of distributed energy resources they recognize a need for changes in various systems. Utilities have experienced that all the systems out there today do not fully meet their future requirements and needs and so this workshop is a facilitated dialogue to discuss those needs.

Hours
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location
006, River Level

Pricing

This is a free session open to all DistribuTECH 2018 attendees.

Limited Spots Available 
There are only 200 total spots available. Add to your registration today.

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.

Hours
Tuesday:
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Wednesday:
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Location
Park View Lobby

SEPA’s OpenFMBTM working group


Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Attend SEPA’s OpenFMBTM Working Group meeting for an opportunity to network and collaborate with utilities and other working group members who are implementing OpenFMB and developing OpenFMB based solutions. 2017 was a positive year for OpenFMB and the group will highlight 2017 accomplishments, including the development of new data model, and review progress made by industry OpenFMB projects.

OpenFMB brings advanced interoperability to the power grid. It is a standardized, technology neutral interoperability framework and communications paradigm that enables grid edge interoperability and distributed intelligence, augments operational systems, and enhances integration with field devices including scalable management of Distributed Energy Resources (DERs).

Join us to learn how utilities are implementing OpenFMB, how to get involved, and what to watch for from OpenFMB in 2018 as projects continue and the group pursues new developments in management services, cybersecurity, and new opportunities to architect solutions using OpenFMB.

Hours
11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Locations
206AB

Pricing

This is a free session open to all DistribuTECH 2018 attendees.

Limited Spots Available 
There are only 150 total spots available. Add to your registration today.