Mega sessions

Come together for these powerful sessions. Check out these unique mega sessions. Each brings an impactful and insightful group of panel of speakers to the table. If you're not in one of these at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday - you're lost.

Big data and energy-grid analytics

With the advent of the big data, analytics and visualization, utilities (electric, water and gas) have embarked on creating their visions, strategies and solutions. They base these decisions on a variety of use-cases that are already delivering...

Disruptive forces and the business of power delivery

There are distinct and unmistakable signs that point to the traditional power delivery business being forced to rethink its business models and practices. Some might call such forces disruptors. From utility-scale battery storage...

Building the transactive energy marketplace

Building the infrastructure and processes to support a transactive energy marketplace in which people both generate and purchase energy from one another on a transactional basis is a formidable technical and process...

Award-winning demand response initiatives

Attendees to this mega session will gain insight from the winners of the 14th Annual Peak Load Management Association (PLMA ) awards, which recognized the best demand response programs, initiatives...

The role of innovation

Across the United States, innovation is building the digital grid. From the beaches of Hawaii to the hills of Vermont, utility leaders are collaborating with vendors, customers, cities and organizations to drive innovation at rapid speeds...

Demonstration of transactive load management signals and systems for California’s integrated transmission and distribution grid

The transformation of the electric grid contributes to a need for expanded balancing, which may be provided by demand response (DR) resources responding to system needs in real time. Information and communication technologies...

The digital utility relationship with innovation and reliability

It took 45 years for the electric utility industry to reach 50 million users. Compare that to Twitter, which took two years to reach the same number of users. What do these adoption rates mean to utility grid operations?...

Harvey, Irma and Maria: how the grid responded to a hurricane season for the ages

The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season is considered one of the worst ever, with the highest accumulated cyclone energy and number of storms since 2005. The impacts of Harvey, Irma and Maria struck different regions...