Co-located Events

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

Future Cities Carbon Action Challenge

Presented by Advanced Energy Group

AEG

Monday, January 27, 2020

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

A dynamic stakeholder action challenge for high-impacted leaders to prioritize critical energy problems confronting cities committed to strengthening resilience and delivering on bold carbon reduction goals. Leaders will develop 12 month solutions through collaborative, competitive dialogue to address urgent obstacles while ensuring greater overall social equity. 

Distribution Planning Tools and Best Practices for Medium and Heavy-duty Electric Vehicles

Presented by Smart Electric Power Alliance

SEPA

Monday, January 27, 2020

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

With tens of thousands of medium- and heavy-duty electric vehicles forecasted for delivery in the coming years, utilities should prepare for their arrival and plan for their charging needs and load requirements. Finding credible and publicly available information has proven difficult for distribution planners as they update distribution resource plans (DRP) and integrated resource plans (IRP). This free three-hour workshop, hosted by the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA), will equip attendees with the latest information on medium and heavy-duty vehicle forecasts, costs, trends in vehicle use, fleet logistics, and charging optimization. This content will compliment SEPA's 2019 report, "Preparing for an Electric Vehicle Future: How Utilities Can Succeed," and highlight utility distribution planning tools that are best suited for EV needs.  Attendees will be able to apply the lessons learned in the session via interactive peer-to-peer exchange and scenario planning.

 

The Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative's 2020 Consumer Symposium: Consumers and the Future of Energy

Presented by Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative

SECC

Monday, January 27, 2020

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

SECC’s 2020 Consumer Symposium is a one-of-a-kind industry event that focuses on energy consumers and their relationships with the smart grid, grid edge technologies and related utility programs and services. Through engaging sessions with industry thought leaders, Symposium attendees will gain actionable insights and tactics for engaging consumers in smart energy in 2020 and beyond. All attendees will also receive a complimentary copy of SECC’s “2020 State of the Consumer” report, an up-to-date analysis of the utility-customer relationship developed from multiple consumer surveys. 

Getting Concrete Value Out of Blockchain in Today's DER-centric and Vehicle-connected Grid

Presented by Energy Web Foundation

SECC

Monday, January 27, 2020

12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Want to move beyond the blockchain hype and understand how energy and mobility industry players are building and validating real-world business cases today? In this workshop, we will help you understand what blockchains are and explore tangible examples of already-deployed blockchain solutions in the energy and mobility sectors. Through a mix of interactive sessions, we will explore the use cases in which blockchain is already capturing value today, including a look at how the technology can solve the challenge of integrating ever more DERs.

Best Practices - Utility Cybersecurity

Presented by Protect Our Power

SEPA

Monday, January 27, 2020

7:30 AM - 5:30 PM

This conference is a must-attend event for anyone interested in participating in the process of developing Best Practices in electric grid cybersecurity. Best Practices are approaches to grid security that are over and above NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection standards and more aggressive at protecting the grid. Nearly half of all power and utility CEOs expect to be a victim of a cyber attack, according to a recent KPMG study, while the DHS and FBI acknowledge that Russian hackers are already in our electric grid.  

This day-long conference will feature expert speakers analyzing key best practice in utility cybersecurity topics in-depth. This is an interactive event as all sessions will feature extensive Q&A from the audience.

 

Large-scale Solar PV Systems: Design Considerations

Presented by SEI Professional Services

SEI

Monday, January 27, 2020

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This seminar will be taught by the SEI Professional Services Team and powered by Solar Energy international (SEI) curriculum. This educational session provides an in-depth look into the design process and key considerations for ground-mounted megawatt-scale solar PV systems. The goal is safety, reliability, and peak performance. The focus is on the process from planning to best practices in design, through installation, quality control, and commissioning. Project case studies are included to highlight design considerations and choices for a variety of system configurations. This course is taught by instructors from SEI Professional Services who have real project experience in developing, designing, installing, and commissioning large-scale PV systems, so come take advantage!