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: Resilience Action Challenge

Presented by Advanced Energy Group


Monday, January 27, 2020

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

A dynamic stakeholder engagement challenge for high-impacted leaders to prioritize critical energy problems confronting cities committed to strengthening resilience while delivering a clean energy future.  

Leaders will develop 12 month solutions through collaborative, competitive dialogue to address urgent obstacles to resilience 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


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


Monday, January 27, 2020

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Join SECC for the 2020 Consumer Symposium at DistribuTECH as we celebrate the organization's 10th anniversary! SECC’s Consumer Symposium is a one-of-a-kind event that focuses exclusively on energy customers and their relationships with the smart grid, grid edge tech and related programs & services.

Through engaging sessions with industry thought leaders, Symposium attendees will gain actionable insights for developing innovative solutions to engage consumers in smart energy in 2020 and beyond. Industry stakeholders will also learn proactive approaches for communicating the value of smart energy to consumers.


Getting Concrete Value From Blockchain in Today's DER-centric Grid

Presented by Energy Web Foundation


Monday, January 27, 2020

12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Best Practices - Utility Cybersecurity

Presented by Protect Our Power


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. According to a recent KPMG study, Nearly half of all power and utility CEOs expect to be a victim of a cyber attack. 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, in-depth best practices in utility cybersecurity. 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


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!