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Summit Tracks

Wow. 11 hand-selected, timely and relevant topical 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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Asset Management Track

While the futurists may proclaim that data will one day be the electric utilities greatest asset—it is the physical assets such as substations, transformers, circuit breakers, poles and wires that utilities must keep healthy in order to maintain reliability and keep electrons flowing safely to their customers...

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Customer Strategies and 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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Cybersecurity and Incident Response Track

Grid security, 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...

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Data Analytics Track

According to a recent article in Forbes, over the last two and half years more than 90 percent of the data worldwide has been generated. The amount of data produced every day is baffling, which is why solid and reliable data analytics is key for utilities to gain insights into operations management. This track includes...

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The electric grid is becoming more complex and much of this complexity stems from the rapid rise of distributed energy resources (DER) such as behind-the-meter solar PV, batteries, and smart thermostats that control smart water heaters and air conditioners. In addition, utilities are implementing ...

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Disruptive, Emerging and Innovative Technologies Track

What do e-mobility, blockchain, vehicle-to-grid, off-grid, and PV + storage have in common? They are all just some of the many potential disruptors in the utility sector. Emerging and innovative technologies create new opportunities for utilities, electricity deliverers and energy providers while also creating major...

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Distribution Automation Track

Successful distribution automation requires the integration and enhancement of various technologies including; smart switching and protective devices, smart sensors, intelligent controls, telecommunication protocols, devices and infrastructure; along with analytical and simulation software to facilitate real-time decisions and meet growing customer expectations. Due to smart distribution technology implementations, software tools are...

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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, centralize decision making and ways to practice business processes to improve and enable real time decision making in power system operations. It offers a venue for the world’s leading utilitiy providers to share their experiences and gain new perspectives on the evolving power systems...

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Microgrids Track

Commercial customers, municipalities, schools, hospitals and others are turning to microgrids to safely and reliably power their operations. True microgrids are connected to the greater grid but can island when necessary to provide critical power in times when the grid is down. Chicago, for example, is creating...

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Smart Cities and IoT 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 by 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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