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8:00 AM
  1. W208A
    240 mins
    • Utility University
    This Utility University course is open to any attendee at an additional fee. To pre-register and reserve a seat, please visit the registration resource center or reach out to info@distributech.com. Th ...
  2. W204C
    240 mins
    • Utility University
    This Utility University course is open to any attendee at an additional fee. To pre-register and reserve a seat, please visit the registration resource center or reach out to info@distributech.com. Th ...
2:00 PM
  1. W313
    180 mins
    • Australia in the Afternoon Workshop
    This workshop is free to attend but pre-registration is required.  Session 1: Overview of the Australian Energy Transition 2:05 pm - 3:15 pm Australia has moved from relying on coal for 95% of its ele ...
8:00 AM
  1. W415 (Valencia Ballroom)
    120 mins
    • Keynote Sessions
    Zack Kass navigates the challenges and opportunities that lie at the forefront of AI innovation. He dissects the paradoxical landscape where technology moves at an astounding pace, yet practical, scal ...
10:15 AM
  1. W207
    60 mins
    • DERMS
    Description: SEPA recently convened a taskforce of 12 utility partners to discuss their individual experiences with DERMS and DERM-like tools; review capabilities, vendors; and understand architecture ...
  2. W309B
    60 mins
    • Peer to Peer Exchange
    Peer-to-peer exchange is a discussion on a specific topic. Discussions provide attendees access to knowledge and expertise to help them address the critical challenges facing the industry today in a s ...
11:00 AM
  1. Booth 2071 Exhibit Floor Theater 3
    30 mins
    • City of the Future
     Learn how IBM stepped in with innovative solutions to future-proof the Texas Grid in response to a catastrophic and deadly system failure. With mounting challenges in the areas of reliability, resili ...
11:05 AM
  1. W203
    30 mins
    • Electric Vehicles
    This session will discuss the Portland General Electric (PGE) Test Bed EV Charging Study, in which PGE leverages vehicle telematics, utility data (e.g., transformer loading), and WeaveGrid's algorithm ...
12:00 PM
  1. Booth 432 Exhibit Floor
    60 mins
    • Innovative and Emerging Technologies Knowledge Hub
    The energy transition is accelerating with four key drivers: decarbonization policies, digitalization technologies, decentralization of generation, and electrification of energy demands. This will hav ...
  2. Booth 4343 Exhibit Floor
    60 mins
    • Grid Edge Technologies Knowledge Hub
    Utilities are exploring the capabilities of distributed intelligence (DI) to better understand the technology, maximize the value of AMI investments related to grid modernization mandates that are dri ...
1:00 PM
  1. W208
    30 mins
    • Grid Modernization
    FERC Order 2222 fosters the participation of DERs in energy markets. This session highlights innovations on how utilities approach the challenge of orchestrating DERs as part of an overall grid modern ...
1:15 PM
  1. Booth 4343 Exhibit Floor
    30 mins
    • Grid Edge Technologies Knowledge Hub
    Distribution utilities are facing challenges on multiple fronts as the global energy transition accelerates. The need for consumer participation in flexibility programs has never been greater. Utiliti ...
  2. Booth 2071 Exhibit Floor Theater 2
    30 mins
    • City of the Future
    Join moderator Matt Montgomery, Verizon, and panelists Brian Walsh from National Grid and Driss Zaaf from the Verizon GE account team for this session, where you’ll learn how Verizon and National Grid ...
1:50 PM
  1. W209
    30 mins
    • Electric Vehicles
     Building an enduring, effective, and scalable EV management strategy requires a delicate balance of maintaining engaged customers, without burdening or overwhelming them. Leveraging analytics to unde ...
2:00 PM
  1. Booth 4343 Exhibit Floor
    30 mins
    • Grid Edge Technologies Knowledge Hub
     When the voltage on your grid is stable and distributing electricity as intended, everything is status quo. But what happens when there are disruptions to the power flow? Detecting anomalies such as ...
2:40 PM
  1. W304CD
    30 mins
    • Storm and Disaster Management
    Restoring customers in extreme cold conditions with undersized equipment and large resistive heating loads is challenging and time consuming. This session will cover the process Oncor developed to cre ...
  2. W304AB
    30 mins
    • Data Analytics
     How should utilities be thinking about AI? While many see the potential, embracing an AI-driven solution can feel overwhelming to those trying to find where to start. In this session, hear from exper ...
  3. W208
    30 mins
    • Grid Modernization
     Join us as we explore the transformative journey of grid modernization. In an era marked by evolving energy demands, environmental consciousness, and technological advancements, grid modernization em ...
3:30 PM
  1. W304EF
    30 mins
    • Customer Engagement
    Tampa Electric’s “Prime Time Plus” is a residential load management program designed to alter the company’s system load curve by reducing summer and winter demand peaks.  The program is designed to co ...
  2. W208
    60 mins
    • Grid Modernization
    The Regional Grid Transformation (RGT) project was initiated over 3 years ago by TVA and a group of 9 LPC partners to transform the T&D grids across the Valley and coordinate and collaborate to meet t ...
  3. Booth 4343 Exhibit Floor
    30 mins
    • Grid Edge Technologies Knowledge Hub
     This session delves into the four essential components of emergency mitigation for utilities, examining how grid management, risk management, work management, and customer care intersect to form a fr ...
10:05 AM
  1. W203
    30 mins
    • Electric Vehicles
    Join us for a discussion about a utility's journey toward decarbonization by tapping into old and new resources. Learn how a utility's strategy leverages grid edge resources such as demand response, b ...
  2. W202
    30 mins
    • The Flexible Grid
    Grid flexibility in the future will rely on real-time edge processing and decision making. One of the best ways to future-proof this technology is the capability to run native apps on next generation ...
  3. W308AB
    30 mins
    • Cyber and Physical Security
     The energy transition is driving exponential complexity in the operation of a safe, reliable, and affordable power grid. Quantum computing is ideally suited for tackling aspects of this complexity th ...
10:15 AM
  1. W309B
    60 mins
    • Peer to Peer Exchange
    Peer-to-peer exchange is a discussion on a specific topic. Discussions provide attendees access to knowledge and expertise to help them address the critical challenges facing the industry today in a s ...
  2. Booth 2071 Exhibit Floor Theater 1
    30 mins
    • City of the Future
    Charge anxiety is the new range anxiety with mass deployment of multi-unit fast DC EV chargers across the US. Whether fast or slow, AC or DC, somewhere along the line is an inverter and high frequency ...
  3. Booth 4343 Exhibit Floor
    30 mins
    • Grid Edge Technologies Knowledge Hub
     You know where your meters are physically, but do you know where they are electrically connected to the grid? Innovative utilities are currently in the process of assessing Location Awareness, a dist ...
  4. W310B
    60 mins
    • Peer to Peer Exchange
    Peer-to-peer exchange is a discussion on a specific topic. Discussions provide attendees access to knowledge and expertise to help them address the critical challenges facing the industry today in a s ...
10:30 AM
  1. W300
    60 mins
    • Breakout Sessions
    This panel discussion, moderated by Hala Ballouz, president & CEO of Electric Power Engineers, discusses the intricacies of digital transformation, with a particular emphasis on the pivotal role playe ...
12:00 PM
  1. Booth 4343 Exhibit Floor
    60 mins
    • Grid Edge Technologies Knowledge Hub
    Grid edge technologies can redefine energy distribution by decentralizing power generation, integrating renewables, and leveraging smart grids. With IoT connectivity, they can provide opportunities fo ...
1:00 PM
  1. W203
    60 mins
    • Electric Vehicles
    Electric vehicle (EV) adoption is projected to considerably grow in the near future which has the potential to impact the distribution system, especially the low-voltage secondary circuits. This utili ...
  2. W311AB
    30 mins
    • Energy Orchestration and the DSO
    This presentation will discuss initiatives Evergy is undertaking to address the requirements associated with customer and aggregator registrations, enrollment in Evergy’s available programs for demand ...
  3. W310B
    60 mins
    • Peer to Peer Exchange
    Peer-to-peer exchange is a discussion on a specific topic. Discussions provide attendees access to knowledge and expertise to help them address the critical challenges facing the industry today in a s ...
  4. W308CD
    30 mins
    • Advanced Distribution Operations
     The Electric Distribution System is undergoing the biggest transformation since the mass adoption of air conditioning over 75 years ago. This we know. What we don't know is what equipment is being in ...
1:50 PM
  1. W208
    30 mins
    • Grid Modernization
    With increasing energy demand and unpredictable weather, improving grid reliability is critical. Hear how utilities like CORE EC are leveraging intelligent line sensors connected to IoT networks to qu ...
2:00 PM
  1. Booth 4343 Exhibit Floor
    30 mins
    • Grid Edge Technologies Knowledge Hub
     AMI technology provides tremendous capabilities that are often underutilized or completely untapped. Most AMI meters are capable of being configured to capture a lot more data than currently programm ...
2:40 PM
  1. W207
    60 mins
    • DERMS
    In this panel, utility representatives and DERMS technology providers will discuss the immediate use cases that are driving DERMS deployment. The team will also discuss different management architectu ...
  2. W308CD
    30 mins
    • Advanced Distribution Operations
    Explore the potential of utilizing customer Smart Meters not just for data collection but as active control nodes in demand response. This session will delve into how Smart Meters can be leveraged to ...
  3. W304EF
    30 mins
    • Customer Engagement
    Distribution utilities are up against increasing capacity challenges and capital constraints. What if the simple solution is a fresh take on trusted technology?  Join our panel of experts including ut ...
2:45 PM
  1. Booth 4343 Exhibit Floor
    30 mins
    • Grid Edge Technologies Knowledge Hub
    Combined edge computing and virtualization enables significant advancements to existing protection, automation, and control, easing the transition to the grid of the future.  Advancements include fast ...
  2. Booth 2071 Exhibit Floor Theater 1
    30 mins
    • City of the Future
     Discover how today's commercial and industrial (C&I) facilities, if reimagined effectively, can lead the way in shaping a transactive grid built on distributed energy resources (DERs). This session e ...
3:30 PM
  1. W308CD
    30 mins
    • Advanced Distribution Operations
    Xcel Energy has undergone significant changes to their DER POI Recloser standards over the past several years. The changes are meant to help their grid modernization strategy, enable flexible operatio ...
  2. W303ABC
    60 mins
    • Communication Tech and Networks
    Low Latency communication is a key requirement for enabling wireless to serve in many protection and control use cases of interest to utilities. Ultra Reliable Low Latency Communication (URLLC) has be ...
4:20 PM
  1. W304AB
    30 mins
    • Data Analytics
    This session will present a novel analytics approach to infer underlying connections between various assets for transmission and distribution networks. Oncor developed algorithms to leverage time seri ...
10:30 AM
  1. W204
    60 mins
    • DER for Reliability
    This workshop will review an approach to the quantification of electric resilience. This approach is based on the cost each individual structure / facility / load in a discrete geographic area, repres ...

 

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