demand response, dr, distributed energy, distributed energy resources, der, non-wire, alternative power, renewable energy, solar energy, solar, wind energy, wind
Transformational technologies have become a fact of life for most electric utilities. To succeed in the future, utilities must embrace rather than resist the disruptions caused by this industry evolution and turn them into opportunities.
This track covers nontraditional and emerging trends, technologies and solutions that utilities are implementing to address evolving grid and customer needs and reduce their reliance on traditional transmission and distribution infrastructure technologies, while enabling new services and business opportunities. In addition, it comprises the business models, financing options and valuation of these trends and technologies.
This track will include applications and integration of distributed energy resources (DER), such as renewable energy (like solar and wind), energy storage, demand response (DR) and electric vehicles (EV), as well as emerging electric utility business models and concepts.
• Smart grid project managers and engineers
• DR/EE program managers
• Utility and independent transmission system operators
• Transmission and distribution planners
• Resource planners
• Power quality and reliability engineers
• Protection engineers
• Rate planners
• Regulatory staff
• Technology developers and investors