Select Criteria: Tracks = Decarbonizing the Grid, Digitalizing the Grid, Expanding the Grid, Innovative & Emerging Technologies

Tuesday, February 05, 10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

  • Room: Exhibit Floor Booth 11456
  • Session Number:Digitalizing the Grid 1A
Siemens Digital Grid President, Mike Carlson, kicks off sessions in the Digitalization Knowledge Hub. He will discuss the current and future state of the grid and how digitalization is a key requirement for companies and utilities to remain competitive in an increasingly connected world....
Speaker(s)
Session Chair
Tom Friedman
Managing Partner
AlignResults Consulting LLC
Speaker
Mike Carlson
President, Digital Grid NA
Siemens
Tracks:
  • Knowledge Hubs

Tuesday, February 05, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Room: Exhibit Floor Booth 12031
  • Session Number:Expanding the Grid 1A
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • Knowledge Hubs
  • Room: Exhibit Floor Booth 323
  • Session Number:Innovative & Emerging Technologies 1A
Speaker(s)
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  • Knowledge Hubs
  • Room: Exhibit Floor Booth 101
  • Session Number:Decarbonizing the Grid 1A
Speaker(s)
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  • Knowledge Hubs

Tuesday, February 05, 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Room: Exhibit Floor Booth 11456
  • Session Number:Digitalizing the Grid 1B
A growing number of North American utilities are turning to IoT, cloud computing and analytics to address distribution grid challenges ranging from optimized service restoration to fault prediction. A key to their success is often a creative and collaborative approach to working with partners to drive required technical innovations and... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Panel Moderator
Jim Taylor
V.P., Energy Solutions
Siemens Digital Grid
Session Chair
Tom Friedman
Managing Partner
AlignResults Consulting LLC
Panelist
Eric Hatter
Manager, Transmission Business Technology and Strategy
AEP
Panelist
James Prettitore
Director, Advanced Metering Infrastructure
ConEdison
Panelist
Matthew Croucher
Director, Business Analytics
Entergy
Tracks:
  • Knowledge Hubs

Tuesday, February 05, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Room: Exhibit Floor Booth 323
  • Session Number:Innovative & Emerging Technologies 1B
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Handout(s)
  • Knowledge Hubs
  • Room: Exhibit Floor Booth 12031
  • Session Number:Expanding the Grid 1B
Speaker(s)
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  • Knowledge Hubs

Tuesday, February 05, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Room: Exhibit Floor Booth 101
  • Session Number:Decarbonizing the Grid 1BC
Intelligent energy management and DER aggregation are enabling utilities to create virtual power plants and defer T&D upgrades. With several new clean energy communities in process with builders around the country, Sonnen is partnering with utilities, coops, and CCAs to use dispatchable distributed energy storage to provide grid services, including... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Panel Moderator
Ani Backa
US Director, Utilities and Regulatory Initiatives
Sonnen-Batterie
Session Chair
Josh Wepman
Vice President, Solution Development
Leidos
Panelist+
Justin Orkney
Senior Program Manager, Renewable Energy
Tucson Electric Power Co.
Panelist
Jeffrey Cook
Analyst
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Panelist
Justin Kramer, PE
Supervisor, Emerging Technologies
Orlando Utilities Commission
Tracks:
Handout(s)
  • Knowledge Hubs

Tuesday, February 05, 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Room: Exhibit Floor Booth 12031
  • Session Number:Expanding the Grid 1C
Speaker(s)
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  • Knowledge Hubs
  • Room: Exhibit Floor Booth 323
  • Session Number:Innovative & Emerging Technologies 1C
Speaker(s)
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Handout(s)
  • Knowledge Hubs
  • Room: Exhibit Floor Booth 11456
  • Session Number:Digitalizing the Grid 1C
Speaker(s)
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  • Knowledge Hubs

Tuesday, February 05, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

  • Room: Exhibit Floor Booth 11456
  • Session Number:Digitalizing the Grid 2A
The utility industry has long sought a scientific way to measure cybersecurity risks and the effectiveness of security controls based on quantitative, repeatable data. Such metrics would provide the industry with a new tool for making informed decisions for security investments and gathering the quantified data over time for statistical... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Session Chair
Aaron Smith
Director of Operations
Omaha Public Power District (OPPD)
Speaker
John Kotolski
Team Lead – Cyber Security Operations
Alliant Energy
Co-Author+
Candace Suh-Lee
Principal Technical Leader
Electric Power Research Institute
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Handout(s)
  • Knowledge Hubs

Tuesday, February 05, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Room: Exhibit Floor Booth 323
  • Session Number:Innovative & Emerging Technologies 2AB
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    • Room: Exhibit Floor Booth 101
    • Session Number:Decarbonizing the Grid 2AB
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      Tuesday, February 05, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

      • Room: Exhibit Floor Booth 12031
      • Session Number:Expanding the Grid 2ABC
      Mobile IoT is one technology predicted to connect billions of devices by 2020, but what might work for connecting consumer devices across offices or in the home will likely not be appropriate for connecting devices across cities, utility service territories and critical outdoor infrastructure. Join this session as industry visionaries... ...read more...
      Speaker(s)
      Panel Moderator
      Bobbi Harris
      VP, Market Strategy & Development
      Utilities Technology Council (UTC)
      Session Chair
      Edward Thomas
      Executive Director
      Peak Load Management Alliance
      Panelist
      Jay Olearain
      Product Director - IoT Solutions
      Verizon Wireless
      Panelist
      Jim Ogle
      Senior Manager, Network Engineering
      Avista
      Panelist
      Raj Vaswani
      Strategic Advisor
      Itron
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        Tuesday, February 05, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

        • Room: Exhibit Floor Booth 11456
        • Session Number:Digitalizing the Grid 2B
        When Exelon decided to merge six different operating companies onto one EMS platform, a huge opportunity to standardize and improve efficiencies was born. Along with it came the monumental effort of having these operating companies agree to common standards for business processes, displays, SCADA and network model. Exelon and Accenture worked... ...read more...
        Speaker(s)
        Session Chair
        Aaron Smith
        Director of Operations
        Omaha Public Power District (OPPD)
        Speaker
        Edward Martin
        Principal Application Architect OneMDS Project
        Exelon
        Co-Author+
        FNU Satyaveer
        Manager
        Accenture
        Co-Author
        Louis Caraballo, III
        Senior Transmission System Operator
        PECO
        Tracks:
        Handout(s)
        • Knowledge Hubs

        Tuesday, February 05, 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

        • Room: Exhibit Floor Booth 323
        • Session Number:Innovative & Emerging Technologies 2C
        Speaker(s)
        Tracks:
        • Knowledge Hubs
        • Room: Exhibit Floor Booth 101
        • Session Number:Decarbonizing the Grid 2C
        Speaker(s)
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        Handout(s)
        • Knowledge Hubs
        • Room: Exhibit Floor Booth 11456
        • Session Number:Digitalizing the Grid 2C
        Speaker(s)
        Tracks:
        • Knowledge Hubs

        Wednesday, February 06, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

        • Room: Exhibit Floor Booth 11456
        • Session Number:Digitalizing the Grid 3A
        Speaker(s)
        Tracks:
        • Knowledge Hubs
        • Room: Exhibit Floor Booth 12031
        • Session Number:Expanding the Grid 3A
        Speaker(s)
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        Handout(s)
        • Knowledge Hubs

        Wednesday, February 06, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

        • Room: Exhibit Floor Booth 101
        • Session Number:Decarbonizing the Grid 3AB
        Recent changes in the distributed energy resources (DER) grid interconnection standard, IEEE 1547-2018, mandated several grid supportive functionalities, including voltage and frequency regulation and low and high-voltage and frequency ride through. In this hub session, panelists from utilities and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) will review the major changes in... ...read more...
        Speaker(s)
        Panel Moderator+
        Aminul Huque
        Principal Project Manager
        Electric Power Research Institute
        Session Chair
        Howard Scott
        Managing Director
        Cognyst Advisors
        Panelist
        Andrew Ingram
        Sr. Research Engineer
        Southern Company Services
        Panelist
        Michael Ropp
        President
        Northern Plains Power Technologies
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        Handout(s)

          Wednesday, February 06, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

          • Room: Exhibit Floor Booth 323
          • Session Number:Innovative & Emerging Technologies 3ABC
          With technology built into every asset, operation and interaction, utilities are in the midst of transforming their businesses into intelligent enterprises. This session will bring together innovative industry leaders and the discussion will focus on key factors driving the need for transformation in both business models and grid capabilities in... ...read more...
          Speaker(s)
          Panel Moderator
          Miki Deric
          Transmission & Distribution Lead, North America Utilities
          Accenture
          Session Chair
          Wendy Prabhu
          President
          Mercom Capital Group
          Panelist
          Ram Sastry
          Vice President, Enterprise Innovation & Resiliency
          American Electric Power
          Panelist
          Shay Bahramirad
          Vice President, Engineering and Smart Grid
          Commonwealth Edison
          Panelist
          Steve Mitnick
          Editor-in-Chief
          Public Utilities Fortnightly
          Tracks:
          • Knowledge Hubs

          Wednesday, February 06, 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

          • Room: Exhibit Floor Booth 11456
          • Session Number:Digitalizing the Grid 3B
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          Handout(s)
          • Knowledge Hubs
          • Room: Exhibit Floor Booth 12031
          • Session Number:Expanding the Grid 3B
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          Handout(s)
          • Knowledge Hubs

          Wednesday, February 06, 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

          • Room: Exhibit Floor Booth 101
          • Session Number:Decarbonizing the Grid 3C
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          Handout(s)
          • Knowledge Hubs
          • Room: Exhibit Floor Booth 12031
          • Session Number:Expanding the Grid 3C
          Speaker(s)
          Tracks:
          • Knowledge Hubs
          • Room: Exhibit Floor Booth 11456
          • Session Number:Digitalizing the Grid 3C
          Speaker(s)
          Tracks:
          • Knowledge Hubs

          Wednesday, February 06, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

          • Room: Exhibit Floor Booth 12031
          • Session Number:Expanding the Grid 4A
          Speaker(s)
          Tracks:
          • Knowledge Hubs
          • Room: Exhibit Floor Booth 323
          • Session Number:Innovative & Emerging Technologies 4A
          Speaker(s)
          Tracks:
          • Knowledge Hubs

          Wednesday, February 06, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

          • Room: Exhibit Floor Booth 11456
          • Session Number:Digitalizing the Grid 4AB
          In today’s world, we are seeing a proliferation of cyberattacks on all aspects of utility operations with both internal and external threats. In this session, experts will discuss realistic aspects of securing the smart grid.  Topics will include an overview the security situation and risk management, best practices in cyber... ...read more...
          Speaker(s)
          Panel Moderator
          Erfan Ibrahim
          Founder & CEO
          The Bit Bazaar LLC
          Session Chair
          Marco C. Janssen
          CEO
          UTInnovation B.V.
          Panelist
          Clay Koplin
          Chief Executive Officer
          Cordova Electric Cooperative
          Panelist
          Rick Joyce
          Director, Smart Grid IT - North America
          Schneider Electric
          Panelist
          Steven Dougherty
          Associate Partner
          IBM
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          Handout(s)

            Wednesday, February 06, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

            • Room: Exhibit Floor Booth 101
            • Session Number:Decarbonizing the Grid 4ABC
            The grid is being destabilized by extreme weather events and less than 10% intermittent renewable energy.  The computational power required to deal with a grid that is over 50% intermittent renewable energy with the projected increasing level of extreme weather and large-scale deployment of IoT is not within the capabilities... ...read more...
            Speaker(s)
            Session Chair
            Gary Rackliffe
            Vice President Smart Grids and Grid Modernization
            ABB
            Speaker+
            Ralph Kappelhoff
            Worldwide Power & Utilities Industry Solutions BD
            AWS
            Speaker
            Jesse Gantz
            Senior Manager, Solution Integration
            Centrica
            Speaker
            Joe Bentley
            Senior Vice President, US Utilities
            AES Corporation
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              Wednesday, February 06, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

              • Room: Exhibit Floor Booth 323
              • Session Number:Innovative & Emerging Technologies 4B
              Speaker(s)
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              Handout(s)
              • Knowledge Hubs
              • Room: Exhibit Floor Booth 12031
              • Session Number:Expanding the Grid 4B
              Speaker(s)
              Tracks:
              • Knowledge Hubs

              Wednesday, February 06, 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

              • Room: Exhibit Floor Booth 11456
              • Session Number:Digitalizing the Grid 4C
              Speaker(s)
              Tracks:
              Handout(s)
              • Knowledge Hubs
              • Room: Exhibit Floor Booth 12031
              • Session Number:Expanding the Grid 4C
              Speaker(s)
              Tracks:
              Handout(s)
              • Knowledge Hubs
              • Room: Exhibit Floor Booth 323
              • Session Number:Innovative & Emerging Technologies 4C-1
              Speaker(s)
              Tracks:
              • Knowledge Hubs

              Wednesday, February 06, 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

              • Room: Exhibit Floor Booth 323
              • Session Number:Innovative & Emerging Technologies 4C-2
              This presentation will review the Pix4D Engine enterprise solution that scales Pix4D’s photogrammetric engine across an enterprise for processing drone imagery. The ability to process multiple projects in parallel and use case examples will be covered. Automation and customizable solutions for the electric utility enterprise will also be covered pertaining... ...read more...
              Speaker(s)
              Session Chair
              Jill Feblowitz
              President
              Feblowitz Energy Consulting
              Speaker+
              Trent Casi
              Sales Manager
              Pix4D
              Tracks:
              • Knowledge Hubs

              Wednesday, February 06, 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

              • Room: Exhibit Floor Booth 323
              • Session Number:Innovative & Emerging Technologies 4C-3
              Marc Stollmeyer, CEO of Inspired Flight will discuss how drones will disrupt the energy market, including specific use cases across the energy industry that show how drones are making the lives easier for those in the market. Learn what to expect from drone technology in the energy inspection market and... ...read more...
              Speaker(s)
              Session Chair
              Jill Feblowitz
              President
              Feblowitz Energy Consulting
              Speaker
              Marc Stollmeyer
              CEO
              Inspired Flight
              Tracks:
              • Knowledge Hubs

              Thursday, February 07, 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

              • Room: Exhibit Floor Booth 12031
              • Session Number:Expanding the Grid 5A
              Speaker(s)
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              Handout(s)
              • Knowledge Hubs
              • Room: Exhibit Floor Booth 101
              • Session Number:Decarbonizing the Grid 5A
              Speaker(s)
              Tracks:
              • Knowledge Hubs
              • Room: Exhibit Floor Booth 11456
              • Session Number:Digitalizing the Grid 5A
              Speaker(s)
              Tracks:
              Handout(s)
              • Knowledge Hubs
              • Room: Exhibit Floor Booth 323
              • Session Number:Innovative & Emerging Technologies 5A
              Speaker(s)
              Tracks:
              • Knowledge Hubs

              Thursday, February 07, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

              • Room: Exhibit Floor Booth 11456
              • Session Number:Digitalizing the Grid 5B
              Speaker(s)
              Tracks:
              Handout(s)
              • Knowledge Hubs
              • Room: Exhibit Floor Booth 101
              • Session Number:Decarbonizing the Grid 5B
              Speaker(s)
              Tracks:
              • Knowledge Hubs
              • Room: Exhibit Floor Booth 323
              • Session Number:Innovative & Emerging Technologies 5B
              Speaker(s)
              Tracks:
              Handout(s)
              • Knowledge Hubs
              • Room: Exhibit Floor Booth 12031
              • Session Number:Expanding the Grid 5B
              Speaker(s)
              Tracks:
              • Knowledge Hubs

              Thursday, February 07, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

              • Room: Exhibit Floor Booth 101
              • Session Number:Decarbonizing the Grid 5C
              Speaker(s)
              Tracks:
              • Knowledge Hubs
              • Room: Exhibit Floor Booth 323
              • Session Number:Innovative & Emerging Technologies 5C
              Speaker(s)
              Tracks:
              Handout(s)
              • Knowledge Hubs
              • Room: Exhibit Floor Booth 11456
              • Session Number:Digitalizing the Grid 5C
              Speaker(s)
              Tracks:
              Handout(s)
              • Knowledge Hubs
              • Room: Exhibit Floor Booth 12031
              • Session Number:Expanding the Grid 5C
              Speaker(s)
              Tracks:
              • Knowledge Hubs

              Thursday, February 07, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

              • Room: Exhibit Floor Booth 11456
              • Session Number:Digitalizing the Grid 6A
              Speaker(s)
              Tracks:
              • Knowledge Hubs
              • Room: Exhibit Floor Booth 323
              • Session Number:Innovative & Emerging Technologies 6A
              Speaker(s)
              Tracks:
              Handout(s)
              • Knowledge Hubs
              • Room: Exhibit Floor Booth 101
              • Session Number:Decarbonizing the Grid 6A
              Speaker(s)
              Tracks:
              • Knowledge Hubs
              • Room: Exhibit Floor Booth 12031
              • Session Number:Expanding the Grid 6A
              Speaker(s)
              Tracks:
              • Knowledge Hubs

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