Make the most of your time in Dallas by choosing from a variety of co-located events. DISTRIBUTECH International® partners with some of the most innovative organizations and programs, designed to give our attendees an edge from every angle of the industry.
Strategies for Building Inclusive Transportation Electrification Planning
Wednesday, May 25th | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM | A122/123
Forth is partnering with Clarion Events to bring Distributech attendees a workshop for public and private utility project managers and product specialists working within the transportation electrification field. Strategies for Building Inclusive Transportation Electrification Planning will be an engaging 4-hour workshop that will explore the importance of equitable access to clean transportation and strategies to ensure utility programs and initiatives support historically underserved communities. The workshop will also highlight the current state of the EV market, updates on regulatory proceedings as well as charging at Multi-Unit Dwellings.
- Updates on EV Market
- Learn how to engage stakeholders and communities to reflect their needs in TE planning
- Hear from your peers on what they’ve learned in implementing programs to date and how that’s informing future planning
Who Should Attend:
Utility representatives engaged with transportation electrification programs (project managers, product specialists public or private) and utility association representatives
$250 members/ $295 non-members
SECC's 2022 Consumer Symposium
Tuesday, May 24th | 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM | Ballroom A3 & A4
Wednesday, May 25th | 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM | Ballroom A3 & A4
SECC’s Consumer Symposium is a one-of-a-kind event that focuses on energy customers and their relationships with the smart grid, grid edge tech, and related programs & services. Through engaging sessions with industry thought leaders, Symposium attendees will gain actionable insights for developing innovative solutions to engage consumers in smart energy in 2022 and beyond.
- Learn primary research on what residential consumers need and want
- Hear industry thought leaders discuss innovative strategies and programs
- Get real-life insights on customer programs from leading utilities
Who Should Attend:
Utility employees focusing on customer engagement, customer service, market research, marketing/communications, and smart energy technologies Technology vendors and consultant firms partnering with utilities in these areas Consumer advocates, regulatory staff, and other industry stakeholders
Early Bird (until 11/22): $200 (SECC Member)/ $250 (Non-Member)
After 11/22: $250 (SECC Member); $300 (Non-Member)
Grid Enhancing Technologies Summit - Unlocking the Grid’s Hidden Potential
Monday, May 23rd | 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
To meet the world’s ambitious climate goals, utilities must use innovative solutions to optimize the existing grid to help ensure a safe and expeditious transition to a de-carbonized world. Today, nearly a terawatt of clean generation is stuck in interconnection queues in the United States waiting for adequate transmission infrastructure. Given the timelines associated with financing, siting, permitting, and building new power lines, Grid Enhancing Technologies must be used to optimize the existing grid to maintain and accelerate the pace of the energy transition.
The regulatory paradigm in the United States has slowed deployment of Dynamic Line Ratings, Advanced Power Flow Control and Topology Optimization technologies. Federal funding was critical to developing and proving out these tools, yet the UK, Australia, Belgium, Colombia and other countries are far ahead in terms of deployment. US ratepayers could save over $2 billion per year in congestion costs if Grid Enhancing Technologies were widely used, and these tools can double renewable energy capacity on the existing grid.
Join the Grid Enhancing Technologies Summit to hear about the steps that regulators and utilities are taking to take the grid into the 21st century and unlock ratepayer savings and clean energy development.
At the Grid Enhancing Technologies Summit, attendees will get a deep dive into the urgency of increasing transmission capacity and the decarbonization and cost-saving impacts of advanced transmission technologies. Hear from:
- Utilities on the latest on the implementations and deployments of grid enhancing technologies, and their system benefits.
- Policymakers about the latest proposals and regulations promoting the expansion of GETs
- Renewable energy executives on how transmission constraints are slowing renewable energy development and how Grid Enhancing Technologies unblock projects.
Who Should Attend:
Senior executives, grid operations and transmission directors and managers, and public policy staff.