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Tuesday, February 27 | 12 - 1pm 
Wednesday, February 28 | 8 - 9am

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8:00 AM
  1. W203C
    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. As ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. W202C
    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. W203A
    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. An ...
1:00 PM
  1. W202C
    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. W207A
    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. 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 ...
  4. W203C
    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. Be ...
10:15 AM
  1. W304GH
    30 mins
    • Environmental Social and Governance
    Utilities field crews are facing increasing pressures to drive productivity through faster adoption of rapidly changing mobile technologies. As a result, utility leaders are seeking ways to develop th ...
  2. W202
    60 mins
    • The Flexible Grid
    Between 2019-2023, Con Edison saw exceptional 30x growth in Demand Response enrollments. This panel discussion explores lessons from effectively managing this scaling in two key areas: performance-bas ...
  3. Booth 3571 Exhibit Floor
    30 mins
    • Digitalizing the Grid Knowledge Hub
    Utilities are discovering that digital solutions lead to greater insights, cost savings, and project completions.  From digitized documents to AI, drones, and real-time sensors, utilities are tapping ...
11:00 AM
  1. Booth 4343 Exhibit Floor
    30 mins
    • Grid Edge Technologies Knowledge Hub
    We will review different analytical approaches to evaluate your distribution system's solar PV and electric vehicle hosting capacity. These tools help engineers understand the problems and project-bas ...
11:05 AM
  1. W304GH
    30 mins
    • Environmental Social and Governance
    Digital transformation offers compelling opportunities for utilities to address the challenges in the modern power industry. This session will discuss the typical barriers in technical, management, an ...
  2. W208
    30 mins
    • Grid Modernization
    Traditional protection and control (P&C) systems, which have long relied on proprietary hardware, have been reliable, but there are considerable challenges with their continued use. Utilities need new ...
12:00 PM
  1. Booth 3571 Exhibit Floor
    60 mins
    • Digitalizing the Grid Knowledge Hub
     Given the impact that the energy transition is having on how and when energy is produced and consumed, a new approach to outdated, time-intensive workflows is required. During this lunch and learn se ...
1:00 PM
  1. W304GH
    30 mins
    • Environmental Social and Governance
    Examples of Open.AI in use in Utilities organizations today and an overview of the tools available today from Open.AI and Microsoft. ESG Track Sponsored by: EY
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 ...
  2. 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 ...
2:00 PM
  1. Booth 432 Exhibit Floor
    30 mins
    • Innovative and Emerging Technologies Knowledge Hub
    Over the past five years, the energy industry has begun a transformation by adopting safety science to prevent serious worker injuries and fatalities. But even as safety and operations departments inc ...
2:45 PM
  1. Booth 432 Exhibit Floor
    30 mins
    • Innovative and Emerging Technologies Knowledge Hub
    Thinking about EDGE technology as the epicenter of critical power grid asset data. We consider not only what data can be captured and how it gets from point A to B, but also how the data is used by wh ...
3:30 PM
  1. W308CD
    30 mins
    • Advanced Distribution Operations
    Growing Distributed Energy Resource (DER) deployments and new technologies are leading to higher variability and unusual/unpredictable power flows within the distribution system, raising safety relate ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. 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 ...
  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. W307C
    30 mins
    • Asset Management
      Smarter Grid Solutions & National Renewable Energy Laboratory present a case study on the utilization of DERMS software to manage DER onsite assets (solar, wind, BESS, hydrogen) at NREL's Energy Sys ...
  6. W311CD
    30 mins
    • System Hardening and Vegetation Management
     With extreme weather events heightening dangerous vegetation issues, Nova Scotia Power has stepped beyond traditional methods of assessment to determine vegetation conditions and identify risks using ...
4:20 PM
  1. W307CD
    30 mins
    • Asset Management
    This presentation discusses the valuable lessons learned by Enova Power, a municipal utility, and their journey in implementing a data analytics software for asset management and capital planning. The ...
9:15 AM
  1. W207
    30 mins
    • DERMS
    Arizona Public Service is developing an incremental approach to meeting their DERMS requirements, beginning with DER Visibility. Join this discussion with APS, Siemens Grid Software and EnergyHub as t ...
  2. W304GH
    30 mins
    • Environmental Social and Governance
    Please join FirstEnergy as they share their experiences and lessons learned during a four-year GIS and graphic work design project that helped bring people, processes, and technology together.  FirstE ...
  3. 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 ...
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. W207
    30 mins
    • DERMS
    DERMS encompasses a wide variety of tools that benefit DSOs and end-customers, but the definition of DERMS is ambiguous and leads to confusion among your key stakeholders. Join us in this session as w ...
  3. W304AB
    30 mins
    • Data Analytics
     Examine use cases, lessons learned, and other insights as it relates to the role of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in support of T&D asset inspections.  Topics will include the potentia ...
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 ...
10:55 AM
  1. 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 ...
  2. W304AB
    30 mins
    • Data Analytics
    This session presents an approach to simplify simulation modeling to overcome model data availability and data accuracy challenges. This approach is presented using a practical example: protective rel ...
  3. W311A
    30 mins
    • Energy Orchestration and the DSO
     Imagine a world where the power grid is not just a passive network of wires and poles, but a dynamic system that can respond to the changing needs and preferences of its customers. A world where dist ...
  4. W209
    30 mins
    • Electric Vehicles
      A session on implementing a software system for managing EV chargers as Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) in the context of Demand Response. We discuss interfacing the grid/utility side with Charg ...
  5. W311A
    30 mins
    • Energy Orchestration and the DSO
     Imagine a world where the power grid is not just a passive network of wires and poles, but a dynamic system that can respond to the changing needs and preferences of its customers. A world where dist ...
11:00 AM
  1. Booth 432 Exhibit Floor
    30 mins
    • Innovative and Emerging Technologies Knowledge Hub
    To orchestrate the grid – including managing renewables at scale, keeping track of millions of DERs, and proactively managing disruptions – utilities need to unlock the power of data. Connecting and i ...
1:00 PM
  1. 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 ...
  2. W304GH
    30 mins
    • Environmental Social and Governance
    Duke Energy has been designing and delivering safe, effective, and enhanced training and qualifications using Virtual Reality throughout several business sectors including, but not limited to, Nuclear ...
1:15 PM
  1. Booth 432 Exhibit Floor
    30 mins
    • Innovative and Emerging Technologies Knowledge Hub
    Artificial intelligence (AI) is increasingly used in asset management, particularly in capital planning for T&D companies. Learn how combining AI and human expertise can enhance decision-making and op ...
  2. Booth 3921 Exhibit Floor
    30 mins
    • EV Zone
     Advanced technologies, like time series databases, are used by manufacturers and EV makers to enable automation, predictive maintenance, and digital twins to help optimize processes and improve effic ...
1:50 PM
  1. W308AB
    60 mins
    • Cyber and Physical Security
    As of 2022, the US is the most active region in power digitalization based on data compiled by BloombergNEF. However, as utilities digitalize, and information and operational technologies (IT/OT) inte ...
  2. W304CD
    30 mins
    • Storm and Disaster Management
    JEA has developed a geospatial interactive 3D application that displays, in real-time, operations-critical data of JEA’s Water and Wastewater assets throughout the service territory.  The application ...
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. Booth 3571 Exhibit Floor
    30 mins
    • Digitalizing the Grid Knowledge Hub
    Many of today’s utilities think of digital design as a tool used only in the design phase of projects. In this Knowledge Hub Session we will explore some of the lesser regarded, yet highly beneficial ...
2:40 PM
  1. W311AB
    30 mins
    • Energy Orchestration and the DSO
    Adoption of distributed energy resources (DERs) including solar photovoltaic (PV), electric vehicles (EV), energy storage, and heat pumps will continue to grow in the coming years. Software solutions ...
2:45 PM
  1. Booth 432 Exhibit Floor
    30 mins
    • Innovative and Emerging Technologies Knowledge Hub
    Utilities need to innovate to effectively serve customers. And the innovations that utilities will adopt include connectivity, automation, equipment, processes, reporting, design, and construction. La ...
3:30 PM
  1. Booth 432 Exhibit Floor
    30 mins
    • Innovative and Emerging Technologies Knowledge Hub
    With its entire field operations and maintenance overseen by just one person in a region of high load growth, El Paso Electric was looking for ways to scale efficiencies. The utility needed improved m ...
  2. Booth 2071 Exhibit Floor Theater 2
    30 mins
    • City of the Future
    How do you understand and take intelligent actions on the real-time data streams coming from sensors and devices? Apache Druid is the open-source database that provides sub-second, high-concurrency qu ...
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 ...
10:30 AM
  1. 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 ...
11:15 AM
  1. Booth 3571 Exhibit Floor
    30 mins
    • Digitalizing the Grid Knowledge Hub
     The concept of the software-driven ‘virtual substations' is being pioneered by Schneider Electric as the next evolution of this key infrastructure for the grid of the future.  As digital technologies ...
11:20 AM
  1. W202
    30 mins
    • The Flexible Grid
    Consolidated Edison (ConEd), the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), and the City University of New York (CUNY) have partnered to investigate a direct current (DC) coupled solar, energy storage, ...
12:00 PM
  1. Booth 432 Exhibit Floor
    30 mins
    • Innovative and Emerging Technologies Knowledge Hub
    Faced with expanding grids and the integration of renewables, power systems engineers are looking for flexible calculation tools to help with planning and analysis across a wave of new projects.  Lear ...

 

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