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Wow. 15 hand-selected, timely and relevant conference tracks designed to keep your experience organized and productive. We understand you don't want to leave a single stone unturned. So, here is your first step in prioritizing your list.

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Advanced metering track

Advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) systems are one the most significant investments that electric, gas and water utilities will make. These systems now go well beyond advanced metering to be a foundation for grid intelligence, customer enablement, energy conservation and distributed renewable energy resources...

Asset management track

Leading utilities are optimizing maintenance spend by reducing corrective and time/counter-based maintenance and increasing effectiveness of their capital investments through risk assessment, conditioned-based maintenance, and T&D asset analytics. Sessions in this track will help attendees develop an understanding...

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Communication solutions track

In the smart grid age, effective communication solutions are critical to successful project deployments. Various communications applications have unique system needs, depending on whether they are for AMI, distribution automation or transmission data acquisition and control. Solutions can vary greatly depending...

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Customer strategies & technologies track

Energy providers and electricity deliverers are developing technology roadmaps and leveraging smart grid investments to not only enable enhanced customer engagement, but to improve infrastructure efficiency and defer capital expenditures. Customers expect their utilities to provide them with much more than just electrons...

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Data analytics track

Data analytics is key to enabling the grid to accommodate the technological, customer, regulatory and societal changes that are occurring. This track includes utility best practices and new concepts that create value across a utility’s many lines of business. In addition, it covers how utilities are moving beyond single application...

Defending the grid track

Utilities, like every other sector of our society, are exposed to a litany of threats to both their physical and cyber assets, as well as their financial well-being. The nature of the electric utility business makes generating plants, powerlines, substations and customer connections vulnerable and easily accessible to both physical and cyberattacks...

DER management and control track

DER management and control track

The electric grid is becoming more complex and much of this complexity stems from the rapid rise of distributed energy resources (DERs). To maintain grid reliability and efficiency, grid operators must understand the operational concepts, capabilities and architectural principles related to managing and controlling DER...

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Digitized substation track

T&D substations are essential elements of power systems being the active nodes of electric networks. The need for safety, reliability and efficiency, along with technological trends like digitalization, are driving the industry toward digitized substations. This transition and its associated organizational, operational and technological challenges...

Disruptive, emerging and innovative technologies track icon

Disruptive, emerging and innovative technologies track

Emerging and innovative technologies create new opportunities for utilities, electricity deliverers and energy providers. At the same time, these technologies can create major disruptions and challenges. Either way, these transformational technologies are a fact of life for most companies involved with electricity delivery. To succeed...

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Distribution automation track

Successful feeder automation requires the integration of various technologies, including smart switching and protective devices, smart sensors, intelligent controls, telecommunication devices and infrastructure, along with analytical and simulation software, to facilitate real-time decisions and meet growing customer expectations...

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Energy storage track

Utilities have always looked for ways to increase the reliability, flexibility, security and efficiency of power delivery systems. The introduction of alternative energy sources and active energy markets has led to an increased focus on energy storage to address both traditional and emerging power system needs, such as...

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Enterprise grid management track

This track focuses on leveraging technology, best practice business processes and centralized decision making to improve and enable real time decision making in power system operations. It offers a venue for the world’s utilities to share their experiences and gain new perspectives on the evolving power systems...

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Geospatial applications and methodologies track

Modern geospatial systems have transformed from maps and associated descriptive records into powerful digital databases that now form a basis for design, construction and maintenance decision-making, spatial analysis, situational awareness and even augmented and virtual reality...

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Internet of things & smart cities track

The Internet of Things (IoT) and the Grid of Things (GoT) are rapidly evolving into smart cities. Electric utilities/electricity providers are at the heart of this effort, providing, in many cases, the electric, communications and device infrastructures that form the core ecosystem upon which connected and interoperable devices are built...

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Reliability, resiliency and response track

Grid reliability and resiliency are not the same, but are strongly interlinked. Cyberattacks and hacks, aging infrastructure and disastrous weather events make it harder than ever for energy transmission and distribution (T&D) companies to keep power flowing and to restore power when outages do occur. Customers’, regulators’ and...