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Disruptive, Emerging and Innovative Technologies Track

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2020 Track Chair:

Forrest Small
Concentric Energy Advisors


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Track Description:

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 disruptions and challenges. Either way, these transformational technologies are a fact of life for most companies involved with electricity delivery. To succeed, companies must embrace rather than resist disruptors and turn them into opportunities.

The track will cover nontraditional and emerging trends, technologies and solutions that utilities implement to address evolving grid and customer needs, reduce their reliance on traditional transmission and distribution infrastructure technologies, and enable new services and business opportunities. In addition, it will comprise the business models, financing options and valuation of these trends and technologies.

This track will include applications and integration of distributed energy resources (DER), electrification of transportation (EoT), emergence of transactive energy (blockchain and other distributed ledger technologies), as well as emerging electric utility business models and concepts.

Featuring Sessions of Special Interest to:

• Smart grid project managers and engineers
• Utility and independent transmission system operators
• Transmission and distribution planners
• Resource planners
• Power quality and reliability engineers
• Protection engineers
• Electric vehicle/mobility companies
• Microgrid developers/owners
• Rate planners
• Regulatory staff
• Technology developers and investors