Select Criteria: Tracks = Disruptive, Emerging and Innovative Technologies

Tuesday, January 28, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Room: 214D
  • Session Number:Disruptive Emerging and Innovative Technologies 1
The electric utility industry is changing rapidly as it faces disruptive, emerging and innovative technologies with changing business models and increasing customer expectations that energy be sustainable in its production, transmission and distribution. Distributech will showcase these technologies. But, what about the next generation of men and women that need... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Panel Moderator+
Mike Beehler
Chief Operating Officer
Mike Beehler & Associates, LLC
Session Chair
Jill Feblowitz
President
Feblowitz Energy Consulting
Session Co-Chair
Terry Nielsen
Executive Vice President
GridBright
Panelist
Babak Enayati
Manager, Technology Deployment
National Grid
Panelist
Ellen Buck
Vice President
Oncor Electric Delivery
Panelist
Mark Esguerra
Sr. Director of Electric Distribution Asset Management
Pacific Gas and Electric Co.
Panelist
S. Cat Wong, P.E.
Manager, Customer Product Engineering
Entergy Services Inc.
Panelist
Walter Brown
General Manager
NextEra Energy Resources
Tracks:
  • Summit Panel (1.5 hour session)

Wednesday, January 29, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Room: 214D
  • Session Number:Disruptive Emerging and Innovative Technologies 2
Innovative technologies and approaches such as blockchain and transactive energy will enable the transformation of today’s existing energy markets. This panel will discuss many of issues related to this transformation including the business, operational and technical aspects of a future energy transactional platform created by combining DERs and load controls... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Session Chair
Jerry Casarella
Enterprise Architect
PSEG Services Corp.
Session Co-Chair
Forrest Small
Senior Vice President
Concentric Energy Advisors
Tracks:
  • Summit Presentations (20 minutes each)
Presentations:
  • Room: 214D
  • Session Number:Disruptive Emerging and Innovative Technologies 2A
  • Wednesday, January 29, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Alex Rojas
Director, Distributed Technologies
Ameren Services Co.
Point of Contact
Andrea Coelho
Co-Author
Ben Ullman
Manager, Energy Markets
Opus One Solutions
  • Summit Presentations (20 minutes each)
  • Room: 214D
  • Session Number:Disruptive Emerging and Innovative Technologies 2B
  • Wednesday, January 29, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Speaker(s)
Speaker+
Geir Abusdal
System Manager
Agder Energi
Co-Author
Steinar Rune Eriksen
Project Manager
Nodes
  • Summit Presentations (20 minutes each)
  • Room: 214D
  • Session Number:Disruptive Emerging and Innovative Technologies 2C
  • Wednesday, January 29, 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker(s)
Co-Author
Eric Woychik
Director, Strategy Practice
Strategy Integration, LLC
Co-Author+
Kenneth Skinner
Vice President
Integral Analytics Inc.
Speaker
Mark S. Martinez
Senior Portfolio Manager
Southern California Edison
  • Summit Presentations (20 minutes each)

Thursday, January 30, 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM

  • Room: 214D
  • Session Number:Disruptive Emerging and Innovative Technologies 3
High penetrations of DER are disrupting planning, operations and economics of power systems.  This session will provide utility and industry insights on how to navigate these changes, and how to realize and leverage the possible benefits of DER deployments and develop new business opportunities including non-wires alternatives....
Speaker(s)
Session Chair
Ali Ipakchi
Executive Vice President, Smart Grid and Green Power
OATI
Session Co-Chair
Marco C. Janssen
Digital Grid Leader Latin America
EY
Tracks:
  • Summit Presentations (20 minutes each)
Presentations:
  • Room: 214D
  • Session Number:Disruptive Emerging and Innovative Technologies 3A
  • Thursday, January 30, 8:45 AM - 9:15 AM
Speaker(s)
Co-Author
Justin Woodard
Principal Engineer
National Grid
Speaker+
Samer Arafa
Lead Engineer
National Grid
  • Summit Presentations (20 minutes each)
  • Room: 214D
  • Session Number:Disruptive Emerging and Innovative Technologies 3B
  • Thursday, January 30, 9:15 AM - 9:45 AM
Speaker(s)
Co-Author+
Beata Okruta
General Engineer, DER Engineering
ComEd
Speaker
Harshil Shah
Senior Engineer, Capacity Planning
ComEd
  • Summit Presentations (20 minutes each)
  • Room: 214D
  • Session Number:Disruptive Emerging and Innovative Technologies 3C
  • Thursday, January 30, 9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Speaker(s)
Co-Author+
Jared Leader
Manager of Industry Strategy
Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA)
Speaker
Susan Mora
Director of Utility Initiatives
Exelon Corporation
  • Summit Presentations (20 minutes each)

Thursday, January 30, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Room: 214D
  • Session Number:Disruptive Emerging and Innovative Technologies 4
The proliferation of DER is creating grid management challenges at the distribution and transmission levels. Modern inverters have the potential to mitigate some of the problems by utilizing grid supportive functions. The primary objective of this panel session is to make the audience aware of the advanced grid-supportive functions that... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Panel Moderator+
Aminul Huque
Principal Project Manager
Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
Session Chair
Thomas Artau
Wholesale Renewable Manager
Duke Energy
Session Co-Chair
Terry Nielsen
Executive Vice President
GridBright
Panelist
Andrew Ingram
Senior Research Engineer
Southern Company Services Inc.
Panelist
Md Arifujjaman
Sr. Engineer
Southern California Edison (SCE)
Panelist
Samer Arafa
Lead Engineer
National Grid
Tracks:
  • Summit Panel (1.5 hour session)

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