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DERMS for Utility and Commercial Applications: A Paradigm Shift towards Reliability and Resilience Utility University

DERMS for Utility and Commercial Applications: A Paradigm Shift towards Reliability and Resilience Utility University

Monday, February 26 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM  

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Storm Disaster Management Roundtables 

Wednesday, February 28 | 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM 
Thursday, February 29 | 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Join us and be a part of our exclusive roundtable sessions, where we explore the depths of storm disaster management. This is your golden opportunity to connect with peers who share your interests and engage directly with influential figures in this essential field. 

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RESILIENCY EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

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8:00 AM
  1. W202B
    540 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. Pa ...
  2. W203B
    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 ...
  3. W207B
    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 ...
  4. 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 ...
1:00 PM
  1. W203B
    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. DE ...
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. W304CD
    30 mins
    • Storm and Disaster Management
    Long dealing with vegetation-related customer outages from dynamic northwest weather, Avista needed a better way to predict storms, storm-related incidents, and their impacts. This informative session ...
  2. W307CD
    30 mins
    • Asset Management
    The rapid advancement of technology in recent years has paved the way for innovative approaches to inspecting and managing transmission and distribution assets in the utilities industry. PG&E’s transf ...
  3. W303ABC
    30 mins
    • Communication Tech and Networks
    ComEd is paving the way for a safe, secure, flexible, and resilient electric grid through strategic deployment of an industry-leading advanced communication and telemetry network built on Fiber Optics ...
  4. W304AB
    30 mins
    • Data Analytics
    With the implementation of PSPS and EPSS, PG&E has dratically reduced ignitions on the distribution system.  However, this has come at a cost to reliability, in the form of CEMI, SAIDI, SAIFI.  This s ...
  5. W311AB
    60 mins
    • Energy Orchestration and the DSO
    Accelerating DER penetration, evolving customer expectations, and policy pressures are disrupting power system markets and utility business models worldwide. As utilities transform from pure-play netw ...
  6. W311CD
    60 mins
    • System Hardening and Vegetation Management
    Utilities large and small are gaining insights from satellite intelligence. Join this panel of vegetation management experts from California to Virginia to hear how utilities are revolutionizing veget ...
  7. W204
    60 mins
    • DER for Reliability
    Explore real-world use cases of large-scale community microgrids, tackling unique challenges and unlocking benefits for utilities and their partners. Join us to delve into innovative projects from Ent ...
  8. Booth 2071 Exhibit Floor Theater 1
    30 mins
    • City of the Future
    Join us as we explore the dynamic landscape of decarbonizing the grid. Discover how rapid implementation of intermittent sources of energy like wind and solar, as well as vehicle electrification, driv ...
  9. Booth 4343 Exhibit Floor
    30 mins
    • Grid Edge Technologies Knowledge Hub
     In this session, we will shed light on how geospatial modeling can drive insights regarding climate risks and opportunities, which in turn inform risk management and resilience planning.  Session Spo ...
10:30 AM
  1. W300
    60 mins
    • Breakout Sessions
    As utilities and electric grid operators modernize operations and infrastructure to support the energy transition, many leaders are exploring new capabilities to enhance grid reliability and resilienc ...
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. W304CD
    30 mins
    • Storm and Disaster Management
    Providing accurate estimated time of restoration (ETR) and personalized customer communication during long outages significantly improves customer experience. In this presentation we will look at an a ...
  2. W308AB
    30 mins
    • Cyber and Physical Security
    In response to a growing tide of ransomware threats, Exelon - America's largest utility serving over 10 million customers, took a decisive step in 2022 to bolster its operational resilience. With an a ...
  3. W308CD
    30 mins
    • Advanced Distribution Operations
    In the heavily treed Pacific Northwest, tree wire has dramatically improved the reliability of Peninsula Light Company’s overhead 15kV system. However, despite an aggressive vegetation management prog ...
12:00 PM
  1. Lunch Roundtables- Tuesday
    W414AB
    60 mins
    • Breakfast & Lunch Roundtables
    Full conference badge is required for admittance. Additionally, all full conference badge holders must pre-register to reserve a seat. To check your registration or to reserve a seat, please visit the ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. W300
    60 mins
    • Breakout Sessions
    For many utilities, meeting the increasing demand for power may feel insurmountable. The problem is complex, multi-faceted, and sometimes beyond our nexus of control. The demand for power continues to ...
1:00 PM
  1. W304CD
    30 mins
    • Storm and Disaster Management
    Irrespective of the size or location of a utility, customers expect the highest level of reliability and resiliency amid changing landscape of the distribution system; Dixie Electric Membership Corpor ...
  2. W304EF
    30 mins
    • Customer Engagement
    When natural disasters strike, there is no room for error. Every second wasted could result in life-altering consequences. For utility companies, it is critical to coordinate aid across different regi ...
1:15 PM
  1. Booth 2071 Exhibit Floor Theater 1
    30 mins
    • City of the Future
    The role of technology in worker safety is changing as the industry moves from siloed and static processes to dynamic safety programs driven by data. This has brought EH&S closer to operations than ev ...
1:50 PM
  1. W303ABC
    30 mins
    • Communication Tech and Networks
    Microwave radio systems have proven to be very reliable, but the future will be more challenging due to the unlicensed use of the 6Ghz spectrum. As utlities become more aware of this issue there is a ...
  2. W311CD
    30 mins
    • System Hardening and Vegetation Management
    Join us for a presentation to review a very challenging assessment, restoration and foundation upgrade project on lake crossing structures.  The project involved dive teams, numerous construction work ...
  3. W307AB
    30 mins
    • Smart Cities
    BorgWarner and Highland Electric, along with partner Synop, conducted a vehicle-to-grid pilot project in Massachusetts over the summers of 2021 and 2022.  During that time the utility was concerned ab ...
  4. W204
    30 mins
    • DER for Reliability
    The rapid growth of DERs poses significant challenges to distribution grid operations and reliability. Issues related to hidden loads, power quality and increased intermittency are prevalent. However, ...
  5. W308CD
    30 mins
    • Advanced Distribution Operations
    In the growing world of computing, A.I., algorithms, personal data, and applications, numerous data centers are commissioned each year. Data center operators now own, operate, and maintain their own e ...
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. Booth 2071 Exhibit Floor Theater 1
    30 mins
    • City of the Future
    Discover the art and science of feeder tuning strategies in this engaging session. Delve into the development of tuning criteria, plans, and reviews for circuits and substations. Learn how to enhance ...
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. W307CD
    30 mins
    • Asset Management
    Learn how  Ameren is transforming a battery inspection, eliminating the need for a routine inspection process and moving into a rigorous digital experience. Join us and learn how following an Innovati ...
  3. W204
    30 mins
    • DER for Reliability
    In the U.S., 5.5 million miles of distribution lines stretch across the nation, with a significant portion traversing forested regions. As the grid ages, these distribution lines increasingly pose a l ...
  4. W311CD
    30 mins
    • System Hardening and Vegetation Management
    Cable rejuvenation by injection of silicone fluid into the interstitial region of the cable conductor, has extended the life of over 450,000 cable segments over the past 35 years. The fluid diffuses i ...
  5. W308CD
    30 mins
    • Advanced Distribution Operations
    In 2021, PUC Distribution (PUC), owned by the City of Sault Ste. Marie, received Ontario Energy Board approval for a $34-million smart grid initiative. PUC’s smart grid builds on the utility’s existin ...
  6. W307AB
    30 mins
    • Smart Cities
     Cities and utilities have many challenges, lofty goals, and external pressures in common. OATI will present on how advanced technologies are supporting day-to-day city operations with focus on energy ...
  7. W303ABC
    30 mins
    • Communication Tech and Networks
      Join experts as they discuss sustainable site use cases and address utilities' unique requirements with various sustainable cell site solutions. Sustainable power is necessary, particularly in locat ...
2:45 PM
  1. Booth 2071 Exhibit Floor Theater 1
    30 mins
    • City of the Future
    Utilities face a myriad of challenges, from resource constraints and aging infrastructure to external demands such as stakeholder expectations, compliance, and emergency response. In this session, we ...
3:30 PM
  1. W204
    30 mins
    • DER for Reliability
    Rather than adding additional physical infrastructure such as poles, wires and regulators, the use of dynamic operating envelopes will allow North Carolina Electric Membership Corporation (NCEMC)  to ...
  2. W209
    30 mins
    • Electric Vehicles
    CenterPoint Energy has begun the process of fleet electrification to meet its goals of electrifying 100% of company sedans and SUVs, 20% of ½-ton trucks, and 10% of aerial fleet by 2030. This session ...
  3. W304CD
    60 mins
    • Storm and Disaster Management
    With the growing severity of weather events including floods, severe storms and tornados, it is imperative utilities continue to evolve their storm response practices to maintain the high levels of re ...
  4. Booth 3921 Exhibit Floor
    30 mins
    • EV Zone
    Transportation Electrification is at an inflection point and electric utilities are challenged to support this unprecedented demand growth while minimizing grid disruption. Utilities need to invest in ...
  5. Booth 2071 Exhibit Floor Theater 1
    30 mins
    • City of the Future
    There is a need for better organized data in utilities to tackle energy transition, electrification, and resilience. The Geographic Information System (GIS) is the perfect framework for developing a v ...
  6. Booth 432 Exhibit Floor
    30 mins
    • Innovative and Emerging Technologies Knowledge Hub
    Utilities need to manage volatile renewable energy. This can result in customer constraints and supply restrictions. In this session, a solution is presented that first calculates a Digital Twin for t ...
4:15 PM
  1. Booth 3571 Exhibit Floor
    30 mins
    • Digitalizing the Grid Knowledge Hub
    As the industry undergoes a paradigm shift towards decarbonization, utilities find themselves at a crossroads, navigating challenges that demand unprecedented solutions. With limited internal resource ...
  2. Booth 2071 Exhibit Floor Theater 1
    30 mins
    • City of the Future
    As your power distribution and renewable energy production sites are widely distributed, you need advanced networking solutions to connect and protect grid assets and control systems against cyber thr ...
4:20 PM
  1. W304AB
    30 mins
    • Data Analytics
    To identify an optimal grid hardening path, utilities must answer an essential question — what actions do they need to prioritize to keep their networks safe and online in a cost-effective manner? Uni ...
  2. W204
    30 mins
    • DER for Reliability
    Augmenting hosting capacity studies to consider the ability to accommodate load, distributed generation growth, and DER mitigation solutions allows distribution utilities to expand the applications of ...
  3. W311AB
    30 mins
    • Energy Orchestration and the DSO
    Demand-side resources including demand response and dispatchable DERs have increasingly become an important component of power system and energy market operations, playing a role in market economics, ...
  4. W202
    30 mins
    • The Flexible Grid
    Join us for an enlightening session on how California ISO (CAISO) is paving the way for a more diverse and dynamic electricity market that welcomes distributed energy resources (DERs) as wholesale par ...
  5. W311CD
    30 mins
    • System Hardening and Vegetation Management
    This session will showcase how TCS is helping PG&E to address the challenges of wildfires. Leveraging  data from disparate sources & IT platforms TCS is helping PG&E to mitigate wildfire risks, reduce ...
8:00 AM
  1. Breakfast Roundtables- Wednesday
    W414AB
    60 mins
    • Breakfast & Lunch Roundtables
    Full conference badge is required for admittance. Additionally, all full conference badge holders must pre-register to reserve a seat. To check your registration or to reserve a seat, please visit the ...
9:15 AM
  1. W311CD
    60 mins
    • System Hardening and Vegetation Management
    Today 18% of America's distribution system is underground. But, some progressive public power utilities have as much as 90% of their system underground. For decades they have invested public dollars o ...
  2. W304AB
    30 mins
    • Data Analytics
    Join us for an engaging presentation showcasing Dominion Energy's journey toward enhancing grid maintenance efficiency through cutting-edge data-driven solutions. Learn how collaboration with internal ...
  3. W308CD
    30 mins
    • Advanced Distribution Operations
    Eversource developed a multi-faceted strategy to modernize the last mile of the grid and tackle common reliability issues. In addition to vegetation and wildlife management, Eversource is leveraging a ...
10:05 AM
  1. W307CD
    60 mins
    • Asset Management
    Advance analytics can be used to reduce risk, improve reliability and reduce spend by focusing time and resources on the assets that matter the most leveraging Machine Learning models specifically des ...
  2. W204
    30 mins
    • DER for Reliability
    Aligned with the rising need for clean energy and reliable power supply, mobile and transportable energy storage systems have recently been investigated and deployed as replacements for mobile diesel ...
  3. W304CD
    30 mins
    • Storm and Disaster Management
    While many external factors influence resiliency, weather remains the single greatest threat to the electric power grid. When damage occurs, it is very time-consuming and costly to identify due to the ...
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 ...
10:55 AM
  1. W208
    30 mins
    • Grid Modernization
    Learn how MidAmerican Energy has improved grid reliability and gained new insights into operations using remote fault indicators. This presentation will review the utility’s remote fault indicator pro ...
  2. W308CD
    30 mins
    • Advanced Distribution Operations
    Consumers Energy’s long-term grid modernization vision includes implementing new technologies to improve safety and reliability for customers. The company initiated an aggressive strategy including ov ...
  3. W307AB
    30 mins
    • Smart Cities
    This panel of experts will present a project that involved modeling a cold snap and power outage scenario in RUNWITHIT’s Synthetic Environment and visualizing the data with a live data visualization p ...
  4. W304CD
    30 mins
    • Storm and Disaster Management
    In this presentation, CPS Energy will summarize its journey to provide a more resilient electric infrastructure to the people of San Antonio to better withstand or recover from major extreme weather t ...
  5. W204
    30 mins
    • DER for Reliability
    PG&E is at the forefront of the transition to a resilient and distributed grid with the establishment of multiple programs that support multi-customer microgrids. Multi-customer microgrids, which shar ...
  6. W202
    30 mins
    • The Flexible Grid
    Orange and Rockland's Feeder of the Future (FOTF) project analyzes the impact of several grid modernization technologies that provide operational and benefit realizations and are transforming Distribu ...
  7. W311CD
    30 mins
    • System Hardening and Vegetation Management
     No U.S. state faces the threat of hurricanes like Florida. To improve resiliency, FPL set an ambitious goal to harden 100% of its lateral lines by 2045. On underground residential distribution circui ...
11:00 AM
  1. Booth 4343 Exhibit Floor
    30 mins
    • Grid Edge Technologies Knowledge Hub
    When responding to FERC Order 881 and enhancing grid capacity, a universal approach of one-size-fits-all doesn't suffice. Transmission grids differ based on location and climate, requiring tailored st ...
  2. Booth 2071 Exhibit Floor Theater 1
    30 mins
    • City of the Future
     Lately, it seems like EVs are everywhere, from Amazon delivery trucks to traditional school buses. Utilities in early adoption states grapple with challenges like grid capacity and peak demand manage ...
  3. Booth 2071 Exhibit Floor Theater 3
    30 mins
    • City of the Future
    Explore the use cases enabled by the evolution of Routable GOOSE & Sample Values (SV), including Centralized Remedial Action, Transfer Trip Schemes, and Synchrophasor Delivery. Additionally, the under ...
12:00 PM
  1. Lunch Roundtables- Wednesday
    W414AB
    60 mins
    • Breakfast & Lunch Roundtables
    Full conference badge is required for admittance. Additionally, all full conference badge holders must pre-register to reserve a seat. To check your registration or to reserve a seat, please visit the ...
  2. Booth 432 Exhibit Floor
    60 mins
    • Innovative and Emerging Technologies Knowledge Hub
    Reliability and resilience of power grids are paramount, as we transition to cleaner and more distributed energy systems. Join us as we bring together industry experts, from DNV's Smart Cable Guard, a ...
1:00 PM
  1. W304AB
    30 mins
    • Data Analytics
    PSEG collects over 400K data points and utilizes a data platform to provide insights into grid performance, enabling it to make proactive decisions and quickly respond to operational challenges. This ...
  2. W303ABC
    30 mins
    • Communication Tech and Networks
    Many utilities are making the choice to deploy PLTE networks to provide better control and a wide range of capabilities. They are also working to replace their aging LMR networks. But, should the cons ...
  3. W204
    30 mins
    • DER for Reliability
    Integrating an Advanced Distribution Management System (ADMS)  with a Distributed Energy Resource Management System (DERMS) can maximize each system’s unique strengths and support reliability, resilie ...
  4. W311CD
    30 mins
    • System Hardening and Vegetation Management
    Learn how Alabama Power and National Grid are using modern technologies such as satellites and artificial intelligence to unlock efficiencies, save money, and simultaneously increase reliability — yea ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. W304CD
    30 mins
    • Storm and Disaster Management
    Faced with increased severity and frequency of natural disasters along with OT & IT systems complexities and interdependencies, utilities need to design, drill, and execute more robust contingency pro ...
  7. W308AB
    30 mins
    • Cyber and Physical Security
      In today's era of connectivity, bad actors continue to up their game, recycling tactics and taking advantage of vulnerabilities across IT and OT systems. According to data from the latest Fortinet 2 ...
  8. W202
    30 mins
    • The Flexible Grid
    A flexible electric grid represents a transformative approach to T&D grid, fostering the integration of clean energy sources, empowering consumers, and promoting a more sustainable and efficient elect ...
1:15 PM
  1. Booth 2071 Exhibit Floor Theater 1
    30 mins
    • City of the Future
    Climate models predict increasingly extreme weather events associated with our changing climate. Utility asset managers must consider extreme temperatures, wildfires, floods, drought, rising sea level ...
1:50 PM
  1. W311CD
    30 mins
    • System Hardening and Vegetation Management
    This session will explore how AES Ohio and AES Indiana have used artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques to transition from a cycle-based approach in a vegetation management program to ...
  2. W308CD
    30 mins
    • Advanced Distribution Operations
    Discover how CPS Energy is harnessing the power of BESS with Distribution Automation Technologies to accommodate DER and enhance electric system reliability and resiliency.  Advanced Distribution Oper ...
  3. W204
    30 mins
    • DER for Reliability
    The emerging “as a service” business model is a promising offering for customers. When applied to resilience, this can enable utilities to “keep the lights on” during an extended power outage for a si ...
  4. 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 2071 Exhibit Floor Theater 1
    30 mins
    • City of the Future
    Join Wesco in discussing new optical technologies that deliver broadband speeds up to three kilometers away, without fiber.  Recent advances in free space optics technologies allow unparalleled flexib ...
  2. Booth 2071 Exhibit Floor Theater 3
    30 mins
    • City of the Future
    Embark on a journey into PG&E's grid transformation. PG&E foresees a substantial growth in grid load, which will demand innovative tools and processes for orchestrating DERs seamlessly across domains. ...
2:30 PM
  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 ...
2:40 PM
  1. W307CD
    30 mins
    • Asset Management
    Why did the AEP Distribution Underground Network team innovate their operations by introducing 3D technology? This session will walk through AEP’s journey to 3D capture technology and cover their curr ...
  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. W304CD
    30 mins
    • Storm and Disaster Management
    In this session, panelists will discuss a partnership between the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) and National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) in facilitating electric cooperative ...
  4. W311CD
    30 mins
    • System Hardening and Vegetation Management
    The frequency and severity of disruptive weather events continue to rise and so does the pressure on utilities to harden their grid infrastructure. While system resiliency has jumped to the top of the ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. W204
    30 mins
    • DER for Reliability
     Explore the role of hydrogen-fueled Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) in addressing challenges in today's volatile energy sector. Learn how local microgrids can provide a stable power supply amid c ...
2:45 PM
  1. Booth 3571 Exhibit Floor
    30 mins
    • Digitalizing the Grid Knowledge Hub
    This session will delve into how a synergistic relationship between disparate data, spatial intelligence, and artificial intelligence is used to prioritize cost-effective remedies for enhancing grid r ...
  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. W307CD
    30 mins
    • Asset Management
    FirstEnergy implemented an ADMS, Graphic Work Design, and new GIS in late 2022 and early 2023.  Those new systems are only the beginning to the changes happening.  Join FirstEnergy and SSP as we talk ...
  2. W311AB
    60 mins
    • Energy Orchestration and the DSO
    This is not a debate discussion, nor are we trying to predict the future with a crystal ball; this session is an industry reality check. This exciting panel session will feature industry leaders, comb ...
  3. W304CD
    30 mins
    • Storm and Disaster Management
    At the heart of a proper storm response is a well-defined dispatching process that streamlines the communications between the distribution control center and the field.  Field crew dispatch serves as ...
  4. W209
    60 mins
    • Electric Vehicles
    Vehicle-to-everything (V2X) applications are beginning to transition from a demonstration technology with limited pilot projects to a commercially mature product ready for mass market adoption. Howeve ...
  5. W311CD
    30 mins
    • System Hardening and Vegetation Management
    How does tree health impact the occurrence of tree-related outages?  This presentation will discuss the correlation between two years of detailed outage data and vegetation health as determined by rem ...
  6. W202
    60 mins
    • The Flexible Grid
    Using real data and events obtained from Guam’s power system, this presentation will discuss how the island has and continues to successfully integrate increasing amounts of intermittent renewable ene ...
  7. W204
    60 mins
    • DER for Reliability
    With increase in renewable penetration and retirement of large central synchronous generators, the power system is gradually becoming inverter-dominated. Issues such as low physical inertia, reduced g ...
  8. Booth 2071 Exhibit Floor Theater 1
    30 mins
    • City of the Future
    We've all heard it: the AI revolution is upon us. For power & utility companies, the promise of agility and cost-savings is enticing. But the steps to get there are daunting at best. AI is nothing if ...
4:15 PM
  1. Booth 2071 Exhibit Floor Theater 1
    30 mins
    • City of the Future
    In underground distribution, detecting and resolving faults can be challenging. The integration of advanced Fault Passage Indicators (FPIs) into underground distribution networks reduces the impact of ...
4:20 PM
  1. W304CD
    30 mins
    • Storm and Disaster Management
    Con Edison’s recently completed AMI Implementation offers unprecedented visibility into status and operation of its electric distribution system. Leveraging this, as well as other cutting-edge technol ...
  2. W311CD
    30 mins
    • System Hardening and Vegetation Management
    This session offers a sneak-peak on how a California utility is re-imagining inspection planning, scheduling, and execution of vegetation management using a CRM solution.  System Hardening and Vegetat ...
  3. W307CD
    30 mins
    • Asset Management
    A utility’s need for integrated end-to-end asset management has never been greater. As regulatory pressures increase, customer demands grow, and challenges from the energy transition ensue, success fo ...
  4. W307AB
    30 mins
    • Smart Cities
    This session will highlight the Smart City framework of implementing smart technology by leveraging new and existing “GOLD” (aka; Data).  Cities and Utilities have many challenges, lofty goals, and ex ...
8:00 AM
  1. Breakfast Roundtables- Thursday
    W414AB
    60 mins
    • Breakfast & Lunch Roundtables
    Full conference badge is required for admittance. Additionally, all full conference badge holders must pre-register to reserve a seat. To check your registration or to reserve a seat, please visit the ...
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 ...
  2. W304GH
    60 mins
    • Environmental Social and Governance
    T&D organizations are looking for the next ‘S-Curve’ of productivity to address growing O&M costs, workloads, regulatory pressure, resilience needs and employee expectations. Transforming the end-to-e ...
  3. W308CD
    60 mins
    • Advanced Distribution Operations
    This panel will take the audience through the ADMS-DERMS journey that was taken by two IOUs and one large Muni in US. The speakers will share the deployment experience from different perspectives, ran ...
  4. W311CD
    30 mins
    • System Hardening and Vegetation Management
    Investments in climate resilience and adaptation are needed to mitigate threats, impact, and recovery time in extreme weather events. Climate resilience for utilities requires identifying the customer ...
  5. W304CD
    30 mins
    • Storm and Disaster Management
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