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Monday, January 27, 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM

  • Room: 217D
  • Session Number:Co-located Event
This conference is a must-attend event for anyone interested in participating in the process of developing Best Practices in electric grid cybersecurity. Best Practices are approaches to grid security that are over and above NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection standards and more aggressive at protecting the grid. Nearly half of all... ...read more...
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  • Co-Located Event (Associations)

Monday, January 27, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Room: 214D
  • Session Number:UU 201
Click here to register for a Utility University course. The purpose of this course is to better understand business reasons for using new technologies such as cloud computing, develop enterprise architecture skills for emerging technologies including Machine Learning, Cloud, IoT, and learning how to select most appropriate architectures for advanced... ...read more...
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  • Utility University Course
  • Room: 216AB
  • Session Number:UU 202
Click here to register for a Utility University course. This course is focused on data operations in the real-time world of AMI and IoT.  This course answers these questions: What are the critical activities for monitoring and managing the real-time and near real-time data from smart meters and the plethora of IoT... ...read more...
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  • Utility University Course
  • Room: 217B
  • Session Number:UU 203
Click here to register for a Utility University course. The goal of this course is to provide an overview of system hardening for North American utilities, including all of the information needed to develop a hardening strategy, select hardening tactics, and design a system hardening plan that has a high likelihood... ...read more...
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  • Utility University Course
  • Room: 217C
  • Session Number:UU 204
Click here to register for a Utility University course. The main purpose of this course is to gain better understanding and share field experiences associated with different challenges that pertain to the design, commissioning, implementation, operation and maintenance of electric utility microgrid. Attendees will learn: Five different DERs (AC-coupled BESS, PV, DC-coupled BESS,... ...read more...
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  • Utility University Course

Monday, January 27, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Room: 212AB
  • Session Number:UU 101
Click here to register for a Utility University course. This course will provide information electric utilities need to plan, integrate, and commission an advanced distribution management system (ADMS) that includes functions for electrical optimization, outage management, DER Management, and other advanced applications. Attendees will learn:  Key terms and definitions Basic and advanced functionality of... ...read more...
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  • Utility University Course
  • Room: 213AB
  • Session Number:UU 102
Click here to register for a Utility University course. This course provides a comprehensive examination of electric utility supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems as well as the many adjacent technologies, techniques and industry best practices that accompany them. Attendees will learn: SCADA system benefits, building blocks and system integration The business case... ...read more...
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  • Utility University Course
  • Room: 214A
  • Session Number:UU 103
Click here to register for a Utility University course. This course provides an impartial, technology and vendor-neutral discussion on the following topics: Planning and engineering analysis for integration of distributed generation, energy storage and microgrids in smart (modern) distribution systems as Non-Wires Alternatives (NWA); Modeling, simulation and analysis of technical aspects... ...read more...
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  • Utility University Course
  • Room: 214B
  • Session Number:UU 104
Click here to register for a Utility University course. The purpose of this course is to educate students on: The role of Outage Management Systems (OMS) at utilities How OMS technology is evolving and the future trends of the technology How Emergency Management practices are being embraced and used by utilities How customer communication is... ...read more...
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  • Utility University Course
  • Room: 214C
  • Session Number:UU 105
Click here to register for a Utility University course. This course provides background information, real-world development experience, and in-depth discussions of big data analytics and machine learning in smart grid. The value, velocity, volume, and variety of big data in smart grid will be discussed. The basics of machine learning algorithms... ...read more...
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  • Utility University Course

Monday, January 27, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Session Number:Tour 1
CPS Energy Solar & Battery Storage Station Tour CPS Energy engineers and operators will conduct a guided tour of the 5-MW solar power facility and 10-MW battery storage system within the city limits. Transportation to and from the site will be provided. Tour limited to 25 each. Cost:  $40.00 ...
  • Tours

Monday, January 27, 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

  • Room: 206AB, 207AB
  • Session Number:Co-located Event
SECC’s 2020 Consumer Symposium is a one-of-a-kind industry event that focuses on energy consumers and their relationships with the smart grid, grid edge technologies, and related utility programs and services. Through engaging sessions with industry thought leaders, Symposium attendees will gain actionable insights and tactics for engaging consumers in smart... ...read more...
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  • Co-Located Event (Associations)

Monday, January 27, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Room: 006ABC
  • Session Number:Co-located Event
With tens of thousands of medium- and heavy-duty electric vehicles forecasted for delivery in the coming years, utilities should prepare for their arrival and plan for their charging needs and load requirements. Finding credible and publicly available information has proven difficult for distribution planners as they update distribution resource plans... ...read more...
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  • Co-Located Event (Associations)
  • Session Number:Co-located Event
Click here to register for this session.  This seminar will be taught by the SEI Professional Services Team and powered by Solar Energy International (SEI) curriculum.  This educational session provides an in-depth look into the design process and key considerations for ground-mounted megawatt-scale solar PV systems.  The goal is safety, reliability,... ...read more...
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  • Co-Located Event (Associations)

Monday, January 27, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Session Number:Tour 2
CPS Energy Solar & Battery Storage Station Tour CPS Energy engineers and operators will conduct a guided tour of the 5-MW solar power facility and 10-MW battery storage system within the city limits. Transportation to and from the site will be provided. Tour limited to 25 each. Cost:  $40.00...
  • Tours

Monday, January 27, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

  • Room: 007CD
  • Session Number:Co-located Event
A dynamic stakeholder engagement challenge for high-impacted leaders to prioritize critical energy problems confronting cities committed to strengthening resiliency and delivering on bold carbon reduction goals. Leaders will develop 12-month solutions through collaborative, competitive dialogue to address urgent obstacles while ensuring greater overall social equity.  Who Should Attend: City officials, regulators, utilities... ...read more...
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  • Co-Located Event (Associations)
  • Room: 205
  • Session Number:Co-located Event
As we continue to speed toward a digitalized, decentralized clean energy future, it's imperative that our industry stays informed on the best ways to manage this changing landscape.  That's why we're hosting a special pre-event workshop at Distributech 2020. This half-day session and networking event will detail the ways that blockchain and other... ...read more...
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  • Co-Located Event (Associations)
  • Room: 214D
  • Session Number:UU 301
Click here to register for a Utility University course. This informative course provides a fresh, unbiased perspective of communication technologies for the critical backhaul of SCADA, AMI, DA, DER and emerging smart utility IoT applications.  The latest communications breakthroughs will be reviewed with case studies which will be used to enhance the... ...read more...
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  • Utility University Course
  • Room: 216AB
  • Session Number:UU 302
Click here to register for a Utility University course. Understanding the full lifecycle of the IEC 61850 system is the key to a successful deployment. The best way to understand each stage is to review practical uses cases and tools in the market today to work through real-life examples. This course... ...read more...
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  • Utility University Course
  • Room: 217B
  • Session Number:UU 303
Click here to register for a Utility University course. The purpose of this course is to present a utility’s AMI system implementation not as a singular event but as a series of four stages with their own goals, tasks, and success metrics. These four stages include design, deployment, operations, and using... ...read more...
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  • Utility University Course
  • Room: 217C
  • Session Number:UU 304
Click here to register for a Utility University course. The purpose of this course is to provide actionable guidance to all levels of grid practitioners (i.e., leadership, management, staff) that are seeking to bolster their grid modernization deployment efforts.  Attendees will gain a more robust understanding of the primary components associated... ...read more...
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  • Utility University Course

Tuesday, January 28, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

  • Room: Stars at Night Ballroom, Upper Level
  • Session Number:Keynote Session
Kick-off your DISTRIBUTECH International journey with a riveting keynote session. Each keynoter is hand-selected and brings a unique perspective to shine on the future of energy. ...
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Paula Gold-Williams
President & CEO
CPS Energy
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Sophie Hackford
Co-founder
1715 Labs
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Tom Deitrich
President & CEO
Itron
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    Tuesday, January 28, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    • Room: Booth #1010, Exhibit Floor
    • Session Number:Decarbonizing the Grid
    Carbon-free Energy Future - How Do We Get There?...
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    • Knowledge Hubs (Exhibit Floor)
    • Room: Booth #1567, Exhibit Floor
    • Session Number:Innovative & Emerging Technologies
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    • Knowledge Hubs (Exhibit Floor)
    • Room: Exhibit Floor, #4439
    • Session Number:Expanding the Grid
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    • Knowledge Hubs (Exhibit Floor)
    • Room: Booth #417, Exhibit Floor
    • Session Number:e-Mobility & Smart Cities
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    • Knowledge Hubs (Exhibit Floor)
    • Room: Booth #3563, Exhibit Floor
    • Session Number:Digitalizing the Grid
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    • Knowledge Hubs (Exhibit Floor)

    Tuesday, January 28, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    • Room: 221BCD
    • Session Number:Webcast 2
    As utilities worldwide confront new business challenges, many are reconsidering historic approaches to IT and OT systems management. Utility executives are evaluating the business transformation potential of cloud computing, and early adopters have already taken flight on their journeys. According to Gartner, “Digitalization, decentralization, decarbonization and democratization (4D) mega forces continue... ...read more...
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    Panel Moderator
    Rolf Gibbels
    Head of Worldwide Business Development, Power & Utilities Industry
    Amazon Web Services (AWS)
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    Jerry Casarella
    Chief Architect
    PSEG Services Corp.
    Panelist
    John Kochavatr
    Chief Information Officer
    Portland General Electric
    Panelist
    Samara Moore
    Security Assurance WW Energy Specialist
    AWS
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    • Webcast

    Tuesday, January 28, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    • Room: Booth #3563, Exhibit Floor
    • Session Number:Digitalizing the Grid
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    • Knowledge Hubs (Exhibit Floor)
    • Room: Booth #1567, Exhibit Floor
    • Session Number:Innovative & Emerging Technologies
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    • Knowledge Hubs (Exhibit Floor)
    • Room: Booth #1010, Exhibit Floor
    • Session Number:Decarbonizing the Grid
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    • Knowledge Hubs (Exhibit Floor)
    • Room: Booth #417, Exhibit Floor
    • Session Number:e-Mobility & Smart Cities
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    Hosted by:

    • Knowledge Hubs (Exhibit Floor)
    • Room: Booth #4439, Exhibit Floor
    • Session Number:Expanding the Grid
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    • Knowledge Hubs (Exhibit Floor)

    Tuesday, January 28, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    • Room: 221BCD
    • Session Number:Webcast 1
    Weather and climate disasters were a multi-billion-dollar disruption in 2017, and the trend continued through 2018 and 2019. When disasters and major outage events strike and everyone else evacuates, your workers and mutual aid crews move in. How do you keep them safe and working productively? And how do you... ...read more...
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    Moderator
    Jennifer Runyon
    Content Director
    Clarion Energy
    Panelist
    Brian McMillin
    Technology Manager – Customer Services Field
    Southern California Gas
    Panelist
    Carol Johnston
    Vice President Product and Marketing
    Clevest
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    • Webcast

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

    • Room: Booth #3563, Exhibit Floor
    • Session Number:Digitalizing the Grid
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    • Knowledge Hubs (Exhibit Floor)
    • Room: Booth #1567, Exhibit Floor
    • Session Number:Innovative & Emerging Technologies
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    Hosted by:

    • Knowledge Hubs (Exhibit Floor)
    • Room: Booth #1010, Exhibit Floor
    • Session Number:Decarbonizing the Grid
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    • Knowledge Hubs (Exhibit Floor)
    • Room: Booth #552
    • Session Number:Initiate!
    Pecan Street has been working with hardware startup companies through a DOE program to help bridge the valley of death between working prototype and successful market engagement.   Additionally we provide test bed services for large companies looking for validation of distributed energy systems.   The presentation will cover top lessons learned... ...read more...
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      • Room: Booth #4439, Exhibit Floor
      • Session Number:Expanding the Grid
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      • Knowledge Hubs (Exhibit Floor)

      Tuesday, January 28, 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

      • Room: Booth #552
      • Session Number:Initiate!
      Learn how your enterprise company can accelerate innovation by working with startup companies. Erik Pavelka, AWS Connections Global Lead, runs a program within AWS that helps AWS customers accelerate innovation by facilitating relationships between enterprise and startup companies. Erik will discuss how working with startups can help solve your company’s... ...read more...
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        • Room: Booth #1010, Exhibit Floor
        • Session Number:Decarbonizing the Grid
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        • Knowledge Hubs (Exhibit Floor)
        • Room: Booth #3563, Exhibit Floor
        • Session Number:Digitalizing the Grid
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        • Knowledge Hubs (Exhibit Floor)
        • Room: Exhibit Floor, #1567
        • Session Number:Innovative & Emerging Technologies
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        • Knowledge Hubs (Exhibit Floor)

        Tuesday, January 28, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

        • Room: Booth #4439, Exhibit Floor
        • Session Number:Expanding the Grid
        Innovation is at the core of any successful modernization strategy. Combined with a forward-thinking vision, a willingness to experiment with disruptive technologies, and a customer-oriented mindset, innovative utilities and cities are transforming the ways they do business. Join this session as industry visionaries discuss emerging grid and city modernization trends... ...read more...
        Speaker(s)
        Panel Moderator
        Kimberly Britton
        CEO
        EPIcenter
        Session Chair
        Tim Taylor
        Consultant
        Utilicast
        Panelist
        Cris Eugster
        Chief Operating Officer
        CPS Energy
        Panelist
        Jason Tucker
        Manager, Smart Grid & Technology Project Execution
        Pepco Holdings
        Panelist
        Sharelynn Moore
        Senior Vice President, Networked Solutions
        Itron Inc.
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        • Knowledge Hubs (Exhibit Floor)

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

        • Room: 217C
        • Session Number:Enterprise Grid 1
        The deployment of ADMS promises a wealth of new applications and benefits.  This session will explore several of those benefits and how they have been deployed by utilities and via case studies.  ...
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        • Summit Presentations (20 minutes each)
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        • Room: 217C
        • Session Number:Enterprise Grid 1A
        • Tuesday, January 28, 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
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        Speaker+
        Adam Manella
        Senior Advisor
        Southern California Edison
        Co-Author
        Brenden Russell
        Principal Advisor - Grid Technologies
        Southern California Edison
        Co-Author
        Moein Lak
        Senior Advisor
        Southern California Edison
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        • Summit Presentations (20 minutes each)
        • Room: 217C
        • Session Number:Enterprise Grid 1B
        • Tuesday, January 28, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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        Co-Author+
        Parag Parikh
        Utility Solution Executive
        ABB
        Speaker
        Vito Lee
        ESCC Specialist
        NV Energy
        • Summit Presentations (20 minutes each)
        • Room: 217C
        • Session Number:Enterprise Grid 1C
        • Tuesday, January 28, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
        Speaker(s)
        Speaker
        Eric Gupta
        Advanced Grid Delivery Director
        Xcel Energy
        Point of Contact
        Scott Koehler
        Vice President, Strategy & Innovation, Smart Grid Solutions
        Schneider Electric
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        • Summit Presentations (20 minutes each)
        • Room: 216AB
        • Session Number:Microgrids 1
        The Bronzeville Community Microgrid (BCM) is the first utility-operated microgrid cluster, demonstrating how innovative technologies can support broader efforts to promote resilience and sustainability. ComEd, the electric utility serving 4 million customers in Northern Illinois, is installing this 7 MW microgrid in the Chicago neighborhood of Bronzeville with funding support... ...read more...
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        • Summit Panel (1.5 hour session)
        • Room: 214B
        • Session Number:Smart Cities/IoT 1
        Consumer expectations are on the rise and utilities continue to face a wide range of emerging challenges such as DER integration, cybersecurity, and storm response. Utilities need a framework to solve problems and deploy new solutions while creating value and minimizing costs. Creative approaches like design thinking to identify problems,... ...read more...
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        • Summit Panel (1.5 hour session)
        • Room: 217B
        • Session Number:DERMs 1
        Three large Investor Owned Utilities (IOU) have successfully integrated distributed energy resources (DER) into their grids. These utilities have integrated solar panels, batteries and electric vehicles and have developed process and procedures to ensure grid reliability.  PG&E has over 400,000 behind-the-meter DERs, Hawaii Electric has a 100% renewable target, and... ...read more...
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        • Summit Presentations (20 minutes each)
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        • Room: 217B
        • Session Number:DERMs 1A
        • Tuesday, January 28, 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
        Speaker(s)
        Speaker+
        Alex Portilla
        Senior Manager, Grid Innovation
        Pacific Gas and Electric
        Co-Author
        Sameer Kalra
        Principal Business Architect
        Pacific Gas & Electric
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        • Summit Presentations (20 minutes each)
        • Room: 217B
        • Session Number:DERMs 1B
        • Tuesday, January 28, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
        Speaker(s)
        Point of Contact
        Edward Thomas
        Executive Director
        Peak Load Management Alliance
        Speaker
        Michael Brown
        Manager, DSM Services (DR & DER)
        NV Energy
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        • Summit Presentations (20 minutes each)
        • Room: 217B
        • Session Number:DERMs 1C
        • Tuesday, January 28, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
        Speaker(s)
        Co-Author
        Ali Ipakchi
        Executive Vice President, Smart Grid and Green Power
        OATI
        Point of Contact
        Elizabeth Brown
        Communications Specialist- Events
        Open Access Technology International, Inc.
        Speaker
        Rich Barone
        Director - Demand Response
        Hawaiian Electric
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        • Summit Presentations (20 minutes each)
        • Room: 214A
        • Session Number:Data Analytics 1
        Many utilities are looking at the massive amount of data being collected with the goal of empowering decision-makers with actionable information. In this session, attendees will learn how utilities are transforming business processes using the results of advanced analytics to improve system planning, reduce O&M costs, improve system performance, and... ...read more...
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        • Summit Presentations (20 minutes each)
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        • Room: 214A
        • Session Number:Data Analytics 1A
        • Tuesday, January 28, 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
        Speaker(s)
        Speaker+
        Frank Gonzales
        Senior Engineer
        Southern California Edison
        Co-Author
        Kumar Mankala
        Data Scientist
        Southern California Edison
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        • Summit Presentations (20 minutes each)
        • Room: 214A
        • Session Number:Data Analytics 1B
        • Tuesday, January 28, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
        Speaker(s)
        Speaker
        Michael Egan
        Distribution Engineer Assc
        American Electric Power
        Co-Author
        Mirrasoul Mousavi
        Sr. Director Advanced Analytics
        Sentient Energy
        Point of Contact
        Sarah Prinster
        Sr. Director of Marketing
        Sentient Energy
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        • Summit Presentations (20 minutes each)
        • Room: 214A
        • Session Number:Data Analytics 1C
        • Tuesday, January 28, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
        Speaker(s)
        Co-Author
        Josh Wepman
        Vice President & CTO, Commercial Energy
        Leidos
        Speaker+
        Omar El Shal
        Manager, Emerging Technology
        Entergy Services LLC
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        • Summit Presentations (20 minutes each)
        • Room: 217D
        • Session Number:Energy Storage 1
        As utilities seek to improve grid reliability in what is often low-density areas of the network, the conversation around using battery energy storage (BESS) as an economically viable non-wires alternative to grid reinforcement is being re-vitalized given the recent steep decline in storage costs.  This session will focus on challenges... ...read more...
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        • Summit Panel (1.5 hour session)
        • Room: 213AB
        • Session Number:Cybersecurity and Incidence Response 1
        Utilities often take a compliance approach to security, viewing it as a “checkbox” to satisfy regulatory requirements. However, as the threat landscape evolves faster than regulations, protection, not compliance, must be the primary objective. In addition to the growing threat concern, security tools are not the end-all-be-all solution to mitigate... ...read more...
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        • Summit Panel (1.5 hour session)
        • Room: 214C
        • Session Number:Asset Management 1
        How are utilities taking Reliability to the next level?  ComEd presents their “Feeder of the Future” where an advanced asset management strategy utilizing recent technology is directly linked to reliability improvements and hardening of the grid.  Indianapolis Power & Light’s asset risk model framework utilizes an innovative optimization algorithm for... ...read more...
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        • Summit Presentations (20 minutes each)
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        • Room: 214C
        • Session Number:Asset Management 1A
        • Tuesday, January 28, 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
        Speaker(s)
        Co-Author
        Heriberto Gonzalez
        Principal Project Manager
        ComEd
        Co-Author
        Russell DeSalvo
        Manager, Smart Grid/Technology
        ComEd
        Speaker+
        Sahar Hendabadi
        Manager of Grid Modernization
        ComEd
        Co-Author
        Wahhaj Irfan
        Principal Project Manager
        ComEd/Exelon
        • Summit Presentations (20 minutes each)
        • Room: 214C
        • Session Number:Asset Management 1B
        • Tuesday, January 28, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
        Speaker(s)
        Co-Author
        Barry Feldman
        Director, Operational Technology and Metering
        AES/IPL
        Speaker+
        Jared Heltsley
        Asset Management Engineer
        AES/IPL
        Co-Author
        Jason De Stigter
        Capital Asset Planning Business Lead
        1898 & Co.
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        • Summit Presentations (20 minutes each)
        • Room: 214C
        • Session Number:Asset Management 1C
        • Tuesday, January 28, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
        Speaker(s)
        Co-Author
        Chris Cress
        Project Manager
        Patrick
        Point of Contact
        Mike Veldhuis
        Project Engineer
        Patrick Engineering
        Speaker
        Scott Osterholt
        Director, Grid Modernization
        AEP Ohio
        • Summit Presentations (20 minutes each)
        • Room: 217A
        • Session Number:Distribution Automation 1
        A distribution grid challenged by renewable integration and other forces needs eyes and ears on the ground and under it. This session presents both case studies and a forward look at how these technologies provide and expand situational awareness to combat what could be a chaotic flow of energy and... ...read more...
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        • Summit Presentations (20 minutes each)
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        • Room: 217A
        • Session Number:Distribution Automation 1A
        • Tuesday, January 28, 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
        Speaker(s)
        Speaker+
        Victor Tran
        Project Engineer
        Southern California Edison
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        • Summit Presentations (20 minutes each)
        • Room: 217A
        • Session Number:Distribution Automation 1B
        • Tuesday, January 28, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
        Speaker(s)
        Speaker+
        Ben Kregel
        Principal Project Manager
        ComEd
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        • Summit Presentations (20 minutes each)
        • Room: 217A
        • Session Number:Distribution Automation 1C
        • Tuesday, January 28, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
        Speaker(s)
        Speaker
        Brian Schell, P.E.
        Distribution Automation Manager
        AEP Ohio
        Co-Author
        Larry Paulhus
        Senior Consultant/Project Manager
        AEP
        Point of Contact
        Mike Veldhuis
        Project Engineer
        Patrick Engineering
        • Summit Presentations (20 minutes each)
        • 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...
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        • Summit Panel (1.5 hour session)
        • Room: 212AB
        • Session Number:Customer Strategies 1
        This session will provide a comprehensive, up-to-date look at U.S. residential energy consumers and their attitudes, behaviors and values related to energy. The session will cover consumers’ awareness of smart energy, their interest in energy-related products & services (including rooftop solar, energy-efficient lighting and smart-home technology), their relationships with their... ...read more...
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        • Summit Panel (1.5 hour session)

        Tuesday, January 28, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

        • Room: Exhibit Floor, #3563
        • Session Number:Digitalizing the Grid
        Speaker(s)
        Tracks:
        • Knowledge Hubs (Exhibit Floor)
        • Room: Booth #1567, Exhibit Floor
        • Session Number:Innovative & Emerging Technologies
        Speaker(s)
        Tracks:
        Handout(s)
        Hosted by:

        • Knowledge Hubs (Exhibit Floor)
        • Room: Booth #417, Exhibit Floor
        • Session Number:e-Mobility & Smart Cities
        Speaker(s)
        Tracks:
        Handout(s)
        • Knowledge Hubs (Exhibit Floor)
        • Room: Booth #1010, Exhibit Floor
        • Session Number:Decarbonizing the Grid
        Speaker(s)
        Tracks:
        Handout(s)
        • Knowledge Hubs (Exhibit Floor)

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

        • Room: Booth #1010, Exhibit Floor
        • Session Number:Decarbonizing the Grid
        Speaker(s)
        Tracks:
        • Knowledge Hubs (Exhibit Floor)
        • Room: Booth #4439, Exhibit Floor
        • Session Number:Expanding the Grid
        Speaker(s)
        Tracks:
        Handout(s)
        • Knowledge Hubs (Exhibit Floor)
        • Room: Booth #1567, Exhibit Floor
        • Session Number:Innovative & Emerging Technologies
        Speaker(s)
        Tracks:
        Handout(s)
        • Knowledge Hubs (Exhibit Floor)
        • Room: Booth #417, Exhibit Floor
        • Session Number:e-Mobility & Smart Cities
        Speaker(s)
        Tracks:
        Handout(s)
        • Knowledge Hubs (Exhibit Floor)

        Tuesday, January 28, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

        • Room: Booth #3563, Exhibit Floor
        • Session Number:Digitalizing the Grid
        Speaker(s)
        Panel Moderator
        Jim Taylor
        V.P., Energy Solutions
        Siemens Digital Grid
        Session Chair
        Steve Kearney
        Regional Manager
        E-Mon/Honeywell
        Panelist
        Kevin Bryant
        Manager, E&S Project Engineering
        CenterPoint Energy
        Panelist
        Ruth Gratzke
        Sr. Vice President
        Siemens Smart Infrastructure
        Tracks:
        Hosted by:

        • Knowledge Hubs (Exhibit Floor)

        Tuesday, January 28, 3:15 PM - 3:45 PM

        • Room: Booth #552
        • Session Number:Initiate!
        National Science Foundation innovation programs move ideas from the lab to the marketplace to strengthen America’s economy, health, and security. NSF's Directorate for Engineering's Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnerships (IIP) supports programs to accelerate NSF-funded and federally-funded fundamental research into market opportunities and fosters public-private partnerships to advance technological... ...read more...
        Speaker(s)
        Speaker
        Gregory Reed
        Program Director
        National Science Foundation, IUCRC Program
        Tracks:
        Handout(s)

          Tuesday, January 28, 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

          • Room: Booth #4439, Exhibit Floor
          • Session Number:Expanding the Grid
          Speaker(s)
          Tracks:
          Handout(s)
          • Knowledge Hubs (Exhibit Floor)
          • Room: Booth #1010, Exhibit Floor
          • Session Number:Decarbonizing the Grid
          Speaker(s)
          Tracks:
          Hosted by:

          • Knowledge Hubs (Exhibit Floor)
          • Room: Booth #417, Exhibit Floor
          • Session Number:e-Mobility & Smart Cities
          Speaker(s)
          Tracks:
          Handout(s)
          • Knowledge Hubs (Exhibit Floor)
          • Room: Booth #1567, Exhibit Floor
          • Session Number:Innovative & Emerging Technologies
          Speaker(s)
          Tracks:
          Handout(s)
          • Knowledge Hubs (Exhibit Floor)

          Tuesday, January 28, 3:45 PM - 4:15 PM

          • Room: Booth #552
          • Session Number:Initiate!
          Breakthrough technologies developed or available for licensing at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) could one day help flip the switch to a greener power grid. PNNL—a combination of the nation’s most brilliant minds and one-of-a-kind research instruments—has developed and continues to refine robust software tools and methodologies that will better... ...read more...
          Speaker(s)
          Speaker
          Peter Christensen
          Senior Commercialization Manager
          Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
          Tracks:
          Handout(s)

            Tuesday, January 28, 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

            • Room: Booth #3563, Exhibit Floor
            • Session Number:Digitalizing the Grid
            Speaker(s)
            Tracks:
            Handout(s)
            • Knowledge Hubs (Exhibit Floor)
            • Room: Booth #4439, Exhibit Floor
            • Session Number:Expanding the Grid
            Speaker(s)
            Tracks:
            • Knowledge Hubs (Exhibit Floor)
            • Room: Booth #1567, Exhibit Floor
            • Session Number:Innovative & Emerging Technologies
            Speaker(s)
            Tracks:
            Handout(s)
            • Knowledge Hubs (Exhibit Floor)
            • Room: Booth #417, Exhibit Floor
            • Session Number:e-Mobility & Smart Cities
            Speaker(s)
            Tracks:
            Handout(s)
            Hosted by:

            • Knowledge Hubs (Exhibit Floor)
            • Room: Booth #1010, Exhibit Floor
            • Session Number:Decarbonizing the Grid
            Speaker(s)
            Tracks:
            • Knowledge Hubs (Exhibit Floor)

            Tuesday, January 28, 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

            • Room: Booth #4439, Exhibit Floor
            • Session Number:Expanding the Grid
            Speaker(s)
            Tracks:
            Handout(s)
            Hosted by:

            • Knowledge Hubs (Exhibit Floor)
            • Room: Booth #417, Exhibit Floor
            • Session Number:e-Mobility & Smart Cities
            Speaker(s)
            Tracks:
            Handout(s)
            • Knowledge Hubs (Exhibit Floor)
            • Room: Booth #3563, Exhibit Floor
            • Session Number:Digitalizing the Grid
            Speaker(s)
            Tracks:
            Handout(s)
            • Knowledge Hubs (Exhibit Floor)
            • Room: Booth #1010, Exhibit Floor
            • Session Number:Decarbonizing the Grid
            Speaker(s)
            Tracks:
            • Knowledge Hubs (Exhibit Floor)
            • Room: Booth #1567, Exhibit Floor
            • Session Number:Innovative & Emerging Technologies
            Speaker(s)
            Tracks:
            • Knowledge Hubs (Exhibit Floor)

            Wednesday, January 29, 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

            • Room: 006 and 007, River Level
            • Session Number:Breakfast Roundtables
            5G- Moderated by Vicki Trees and Denise Ernst (SOLD OUT) ADMS- Moderated by Bob Uluski and Larry Clark (SOLD OUT) AMI – 3.0/Next Gen- Moderated by David Glenwright (SOLD OUT) Asset Management Innovations- Moderated by Hahn Tram (SOLD OUT) Behind-the-meter- Moderated by Johan Enslin (SOLD OUT) Behind-the-meter Assets- Moderated by Ron Chebra (SOLD OUT) Blockchain Applications in Energy- Moderated by Phil Davis (SOLD OUT) Cloud Computing (Cloud & Managed Svcs. Infrastructure)- Moderated... ...read more...
            Speaker(s)
            • Breakfast Roundtable

            Wednesday, January 29, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

            • Room: 217D
            • Session Number:Mega Session 4
            Effective management of geospatial and grid model data is one of the major challenges facing electric distribution utilities today. As levels of DER penetration increase and distribution grids grow increasingly complex, utilities need a solid foundation of well-managed geospatial and grid-model data on which to deploy the new software tools... ...read more...
            Speaker(s)
            Tracks:
            Handout(s)
            • Mega Session
            • Room: 217B
            • Session Number:Mega Session 5
            Power utilities are experiencing fundamental industry changes. Sourcing more power from renewables requires more intelligent power grid operations, and energy deregulation is leading utilities to become more customer centric by providing better customer care and managing power outages more proactively. In light of these industry changes, utilities are using the... ...read more...
            Speaker(s)
            Tracks:
            • Mega Session
            • Room: 214A
            • Session Number:Mega Session 1
            Transportation electrification is a historic opportunity for electric utilities to expand their value and service potential inside their service territories. This transformation promises to impact all areas of transportation from ports to airports to fleets of buses and trucks to a rapidly expanding catalogue of new passenger electric vehicles. Key... ...read more...
            Speaker(s)
            Tracks:
            Handout(s)
            • Mega Session
            • Room: 217A
            • Session Number:Mega Session 3
            Click HERE to enjoy the film's trailer. Water and energy are the two fundamental components of a society, and they are interconnected. Thirst for Power, shot on location across France, California, and Texas, explores the history of civilization's quest to procure abundant water and energy -- from ancient Roman aqueducts in Europe to... ...read more...
            Speaker(s)
            Tracks:
            • Mega Session
            • Room: 214D
            • Session Number:Mega Session 2
            Capital investments in communications networks are now part of mainstream discussions in the same breath as traditional smart grid assets have been historically. The key question being asked today is whether utilities should build, own and operate their own private networks, and if so, what are the ownership and operating... ...read more...
            Speaker(s)
            Tracks:
            Handout(s)
            • Mega Session

            Wednesday, January 29, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

            • Room: Booth #3563, Exhibit Floor
            • Session Number:Digitalizing the Grid
            Speaker(s)
            Tracks:
            Handout(s)
            Hosted by:

            • Knowledge Hubs (Exhibit Floor)
            • Room: Booth #4439, Exhibit Floor
            • Session Number:Expanding the Grid
            Speaker(s)
            Tracks:
            Hosted by:

            • Knowledge Hubs (Exhibit Floor)
            • Room: Booth #417, Exhibit Floor
            • Session Number:e-Mobility & Smart Cities
            Speaker(s)
            Tracks:
            Handout(s)
            • Knowledge Hubs (Exhibit Floor)
            • Room: Booth #552
            • Session Number:Initiate!
            Utilities are wrestling with significant and challenging disruption as they lean in to modernizing the grid. The industry has, for good reason, 150 years of entrenched operational patterns and structures designed to provide power to customers safely, reliably, and at reasonable cost. Its DNA does not lend itself easily to... ...read more...
            Speaker(s)
            Tracks:
            Handout(s)

              Wednesday, January 29, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

              • Room: Booth #1010, Exhibit Floor
              • Session Number:Decarbonizing the Grid
              Speaker(s)
              Session Chair
              Tim Wolf
              Senior Communications Partner
              Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
              Speaker
              John Ryan
              Director
              Exelon
              Co-Author
              Omar Al-Juburi
              US Digital Grid Practice Lead - Partner
              EY
              Tracks:
              Hosted by:

              • Knowledge Hubs (Exhibit Floor)

              Wednesday, January 29, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

              • Room: Booth #1567, Exhibit Floor
              • Session Number:Innovative & Emerging Technologies
              Speaker(s)
              Tracks:
              Hosted by:

              • Knowledge Hubs (Exhibit Floor)
              • Room: Booth #417, Exhibit Floor
              • Session Number:e-Mobility & Smart Cities
              Speaker(s)
              Tracks:
              Handout(s)
              • Knowledge Hubs (Exhibit Floor)
              • Room: Booth #3563, Exhibit Floor
              • Session Number:Digitalizing the Grid
              Speaker(s)
              Tracks:
              • Knowledge Hubs (Exhibit Floor)
              • Room: Booth #4439, Exhibit Floor
              • Session Number:Expanding the Grid
              Speaker(s)
              Tracks:
              Hosted by:

              • Knowledge Hubs (Exhibit Floor)
              • Room: Booth #552
              • Session Number:Initiate!
              Young companies with new technologies can face an enormous challenge convincing a utility (and their regulator) that their products can, indeed, make the utility better for utility customers. In this discussion we will explore some preliminary research on the start-up sales cycle including its average length, key start-up pain points... ...read more...
              Speaker(s)
              Tracks:

                Wednesday, January 29, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

                • Room: 221BCD
                • Session Number:Webcast 3
                Requirements to reduce costs and support Volt/VAR and non-wires alternatives (NWA) programs are driving a greater need for utilities to gain visibility of network conditions and optimize their operations. As a complement to Distribution Automation initiatives, Distribution Optimization holds the promise of optimized system performance, enhanced system utilization, cost savings... ...read more...
                Speaker(s)
                Moderator
                Teresa Hansen
                Vice President, Content
                Clarion Energy
                Panelist
                Bajali Santhanam
                Product Manager- Power Factor Correction & Sensors
                Hubbell Aclara
                Panelist
                Kevin Corcoran
                Director, Product Management- Aclara Grid Monitoring
                Aclara
                Hosted by:

                • Webcast

                Wednesday, January 29, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

                • Room: 006A-D
                • Session Number:Luncheon
                Join us for lunch as executives from a variety of utilities speak on the topic of diversity in the workplace and share best practices they have experienced in this space. Diversity through gender, race, age, disability, and cultural background in the workplace helps build an organization that has a variety... ...read more...
                Speaker(s)
                Moderator
                Aurelie Richard
                Chief Human Development and Strategy Officer
                S&C
                Panelist
                H.G. Chissell
                Founder and CEO
                Advanced Energy Group
                Panelist
                Jackie Peer
                Head of Strategic Business Development
                OMICRON
                Panelist
                Sue Kidd
                General Manager, T&D Engineering, Technology & Construction
                Arizona Public Services Company
                Hosted by:

                  Wednesday, January 29, 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

                  • Room: Booth #3563, Exhibit Floor
                  • Session Number:Digitalizing the Grid
                  Speaker(s)
                  Tracks:
                  Handout(s)
                  • Knowledge Hubs (Exhibit Floor)
                  • Room: Booth #4439, Exhibit Floor
                  • Session Number:Expanding the Grid
                  Speaker(s)
                  Tracks:
                  Handout(s)
                  • Knowledge Hubs (Exhibit Floor)

                  Wednesday, January 29, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

                  • Room: Booth #417, Exhibit Floor
                  • Session Number:e-Mobility & Smart Cities
                  Speaker(s)
                  Session Chair
                  Koustuv Ghoshal
                  Vice President & Head of Consulting & Device Technology Services
                  Ericsson Inc.
                  Speaker
                  Gary Rackliffe
                  Vice President, Market Development and Innovation
                  ABB Power Grids
                  Co-Author+
                  Brad Jensen
                  Principal Consultant
                  ABB
                  Co-Author
                  Dan O'Shea
                  Director, Utility Business Development, EV Infrastructure
                  ABB Inc.
                  Tracks:
                  Hosted by:

                  • Knowledge Hubs (Exhibit Floor)

                  Wednesday, January 29, 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

                  • Room: Booth #4439, Exhibit Floor
                  • Session Number:Expanding the Grid
                  Speaker(s)
                  Tracks:
                  Handout(s)
                  • Knowledge Hubs (Exhibit Floor)
                  • Room: Booth #1567, Exhibit Floor
                  • Session Number:Innovative & Emerging Technologies
                  Speaker(s)
                  Tracks:
                  Handout(s)
                  • Knowledge Hubs (Exhibit Floor)
                  • Room: Booth #1010, Exhibit Floor
                  • Session Number:Decarbonizing the Grid
                  Speaker(s)
                  Tracks:
                  Handout(s)
                  Hosted by:

                  • Knowledge Hubs (Exhibit Floor)

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

                  • Room: Booth #4439, Exhibit Floor
                  • Session Number:Expanding the Grid
                  Speaker(s)
                  Tracks:
                  Handout(s)
                  • Knowledge Hubs (Exhibit Floor)
                  • Room: Booth #1567, Exhibit Floor
                  • Session Number:Innovative & Emerging Technologies
                  Speaker(s)
                  Tracks:
                  • Knowledge Hubs (Exhibit Floor)
                  • Room: Booth #417, Exhibit Floor
                  • Session Number:e-Mobility & Smart Cities
                  Speaker(s)
                  Tracks:
                  Handout(s)
                  • Knowledge Hubs (Exhibit Floor)
                  • Room: Booth #3563, Exhibit Floor
                  • Session Number:Digitalizing the Grid
                  Speaker(s)
                  Tracks:
                  Handout(s)
                  Hosted by:

                  • Knowledge Hubs (Exhibit Floor)
                  • Room: Booth #1010, Exhibit Floor
                  • Session Number:Decarbonizing the Grid
                  Speaker(s)
                  Tracks:
                  Handout(s)
                  • Knowledge Hubs (Exhibit Floor)

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

                  • Room: 217C
                  • Session Number:Enterprise Grid 2
                  For a successful ADMS implementation, utilities must focus on change management, process optimization, and operator skillsets to fully leverage the technology.  Involving the right stakeholders up front and throughout the project is key.  In this session you will hear about utility experiences and their approach to ADMS implementation and utilization....
                  Speaker(s)
                  Tracks:
                  • Summit Presentations (20 minutes each)
                  Presentations:
                  • Room: 217C
                  • Session Number:Enterprise Grid 2A
                  • Wednesday, January 29, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
                  Speaker(s)
                  Speaker
                  John Ryan
                  Director
                  Exelon
                  Co-Author+
                  Ryan Levine
                  Senior Manager
                  Ernst & Young
                  • Summit Presentations (20 minutes each)
                  • Room: 217C
                  • Session Number:Enterprise Grid 2C
                  • Wednesday, January 29, 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
                  Speaker(s)
                  Co-Author
                  Kate Monahan
                  Management Consulting Manager
                  Accenture
                  Co-Author
                  Manas Phadke
                  Industry Principal
                  Accenture
                  Speaker+
                  Matthew Seibert
                  Distribution Operations Engineering Lead
                  Consumers Energy
                  Handout(s)
                  • Summit Presentations (20 minutes each)
                  • Room: 214A
                  • Session Number:Data Analytics 2
                  In the last few years, advanced analytics in asset management has moved from the realm of science fiction to reality. Leading utilities are applying analytic tools and insights to improve asset effectiveness, investment performance, and preventative maintenance. While some utilities are using analytics to enhance productivity of existing practices, others... ...read more...
                  Speaker(s)
                  Tracks:
                  Handout(s)
                  • Summit Panel (1.5 hour session)
                  • Room: 217A
                  • Session Number:Distribution Automation 2
                  Three utilities from the Pacific to the Atlantic will discuss how they manage the integration of renewables on their distribution grids. They will share challenges and experiences about how they draw the distribution automation road map....
                  Speaker(s)
                  Tracks:
                  • Summit Presentations (20 minutes each)
                  Presentations:
                  • Room: 217A
                  • Session Number:Distribution Automation 2A
                  • Wednesday, January 29, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
                  Speaker(s)
                  Speaker+
                  Nimesh Shah, P.Eng.
                  Specialist Engineer, Operations Planning
                  BC Hydro
                  Co-Author
                  Vidya Vankayala
                  Director, Grid Modernization
                  Powertech Labs Inc
                  Handout(s)
                  • Summit Presentations (20 minutes each)
                  • Room: 217A
                  • Session Number:Distribution Automation 2B
                  • Wednesday, January 29, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
                  Speaker(s)
                  Co-Author
                  Garvin Neely
                  Project Automation Solution Engineer
                  S&C Electric Company
                  Co-Author
                  Jeremi Jermakowicz
                  Software Product Manager
                  S&C Electric Company
                  Speaker+
                  Scott Wethy
                  Principal Quantitative Engineer
                  Commonwealth Edison
                  Handout(s)
                  • Summit Presentations (20 minutes each)
                  • Room: 217A
                  • Session Number:Distribution Automation 2C
                  • Wednesday, January 29, 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
                  Speaker(s)
                  Speaker+
                  Aleksandar Vukojevic
                  Manager- Technology Development
                  Duke Energy
                  Handout(s)
                  • Summit Presentations (20 minutes each)
                  • Room: 217D
                  • Session Number:Energy Storage 2
                  This panel will review the experiences of two utilities operating in New York. It will focus on the initiatives of National Grid relating to the installation of its first utility-owned energy storage system in 2018 at a distribution substation in upstate New York, as well as the lessons for energy... ...read more...
                  Speaker(s)
                  Tracks:
                  Handout(s)
                  • Summit Panel (1.5 hour session)
                  • Room: 213AB
                  • Session Number:Cybersecurity and Incidence Response 2
                  Traditional IT security policies do not provide for all the needs of OT infrastructure leaving groups of equipment minimally protected.  And even though much of this equipment is not subject to NERC CIP standards, they still have the potential for business impact on the utility and also have the potential... ...read more...
                  Speaker(s)
                  Tracks:
                  • Summit Presentations (20 minutes each)
                  Presentations:
                  • Room: 213AB
                  • Session Number:Cybersecurity and Incidence Response 2A
                  • Wednesday, January 29, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
                  Speaker(s)
                  Speaker+
                  Michael Ridolfino
                  Engineer - Reliability Compliance
                  Central Hudson Gas & Electric
                  • Summit Presentations (20 minutes each)
                  • Room: 213AB
                  • Session Number:Cybersecurity and Incidence Response 2B
                  • Wednesday, January 29, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
                  Speaker(s)
                  Speaker+
                  Kirk Rosener
                  Sr. Project Manager
                  CPS Energy
                  Handout(s)
                  • Summit Presentations (20 minutes each)
                  • Room: 213AB
                  • Session Number:Cybersecurity and Incidence Response 2C
                  • Wednesday, January 29, 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
                  Speaker(s)
                  Co-Author
                  Anthony Natoli
                  Intelligent Grid Operations Lead
                  EY
                  Co-Author+
                  Casey McNulty
                  Senior Manager
                  Ernst & Young
                  Speaker
                  John Franklin
                  ADMS Lead
                  National Grid
                  Co-Author
                  Josh Sandler
                  Senior Manager - Energy Cybersecurity
                  EY
                  Handout(s)
                  • Summit Presentations (20 minutes each)
                  • Room: 214B
                  • Session Number:Smart Cities/IoT 2
                  This session will showcase first-hand experiences from utilities that are building out their IoT platforms with an eye for the future.  By incorporating field area network standards into their programs, these utilities are prepared to grow their ecosystem of devices, enable a broader ecosystems of business partners and extend the... ...read more...
                  Speaker(s)
                  Tracks:
                  • Summit Panel (1.5 hour session)
                  • Room: 214C
                  • Session Number:Asset Management 2
                  As utilities increasingly focus on the importance of asset management for reliable and cost-effective operations, the interest in new and novel approaches grows.  This session includes an update on ConEd’s use of robotics for breaker maintenance, Laserpas’ research on combining inspection tools for asset and vegetation inspections, and the US... ...read more...
                  Speaker(s)
                  Tracks:
                  • Summit Presentations (20 minutes each)
                  Presentations:
                  • Room: 214C
                  • Session Number:Asset Management 2A
                  • Wednesday, January 29, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
                  Speaker(s)
                  Co-Author+
                  Aalap Shah
                  R&D Project Manager
                  ULC Robotics
                  Speaker
                  Marissa Castoro
                  Engineer
                  Con Edison
                  • Summit Presentations (20 minutes each)
                  • Room: 214C
                  • Session Number:Asset Management 2B
                  • Wednesday, January 29, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
                  Speaker(s)
                  Speaker
                  Mantas Vaskela
                  General Director
                  Laserpas
                  Point of Contact
                  Myron De La Paz
                  • Summit Presentations (20 minutes each)
                  • Room: 214C
                  • Session Number:Asset Management 2C
                  • Wednesday, January 29, 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
                  Speaker(s)
                  Co-Author
                  Emma Stewart
                  Associate Program Leader
                  Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
                  Speaker
                  Mudabbir Badar
                  Researcher
                  Co-Author+
                  Paul Ohodnicki
                  Materials Scientist/Associate Professor
                  National Energy Technology Laboratory/US DOE
                  Co-Author
                  Sean Murphy
                  CEO
                  PingThings, Inc.
                  • Summit Presentations (20 minutes each)
                  • Room: 216AB
                  • Session Number:Microgrids 2
                  This session examines three distinct microgrid projects in different locations focusing on real-world issues such as protection, resiliency, and safety. Each provides a template for the industry to leverage the integration of renewable energy and energy storage that provide value to the customer and utility....
                  Speaker(s)
                  Tracks:
                  • Summit Presentations (20 minutes each)
                  Presentations:
                  • Room: 216AB
                  • Session Number:Microgrids 2A
                  • Wednesday, January 29, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
                  Speaker(s)
                  Speaker+
                  Aleksandar Vukojevic
                  Manager- Technology Development
                  Duke Energy
                  Tracks:
                  Handout(s)
                  • Summit Presentations (20 minutes each)
                  • Room: 216AB
                  • Session Number:Microgrids 2B
                  • Wednesday, January 29, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
                  Speaker(s)
                  Speaker
                  Alex Portilla
                  Senior Manager, Grid Innovation
                  Pacific Gas and Electric
                  Co-Author+
                  Jim Zoellick
                  Managing Research Engineer
                  Schatz Energy Research Center
                  Tracks:
                  • Summit Presentations (20 minutes each)
                  • Room: 216AB
                  • Session Number:Microgrids 2C
                  • Wednesday, January 29, 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
                  Speaker(s)
                  Speaker+
                  Marcus Nichol
                  Director, New Reactor Deployment
                  Nuclear Energy Institute
                  Tracks:
                  • Summit Presentations (20 minutes each)
                  • Room: 217B
                  • Session Number:DERMs 2
                  DERMS is a relatively new and evolving concept for managing the operation of distributed energy resources, including distributed generators, energy storage, and controllable loads.  Many new business processes will be needed for effective implementation of DERMS, including resource registration, controls interfaces, and (possibly in the future) management of incentive payments... ...read more...
                  Speaker(s)
                  Tracks:
                  • Summit Presentations (20 minutes each)
                  Presentations:
                  • Room: 217B
                  • Session Number:DERMS 2A
                  • Wednesday, January 29, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
                  Speaker(s)
                  Speaker
                  Rolf Bienert
                  Managing Director
                  OpenADR Alliance
                  Point of Contact
                  Shannon Mayette
                  Marketing Manager
                  WI-SUN Alliance
                  Tracks:
                  • Summit Presentations (20 minutes each)
                  • Room: 217B
                  • Session Number:DERMs 2B
                  • Wednesday, January 29, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
                  Speaker(s)
                  Speaker+
                  Carl Ozkaynak
                  Director, Smart Grid
                  Saint John Energy
                  Tracks:
                  • Summit Presentations (20 minutes each)
                  • Room: 217B
                  • Session Number:DERMs 2C
                  • Wednesday, January 29, 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
                  Speaker(s)
                  Point of Contact
                  Ginger Juhl
                  Marketing Lead
                  ENBALA
                  Co-Author
                  Mike Ruth
                  Vice President, Product
                  Enbala
                  Speaker
                  Timothy Treadwell
                  Testbed Program Manager
                  Portland General Electric (PGE)
                  Tracks:
                  • Summit Presentations (20 minutes each)
                  • 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)
                  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
                  Senior Technical Advisor
                  Agder Energi
                  Co-Author
                  Steinar Rune Eriksen
                  Project Manager
                  Nodes
                  Handout(s)
                  • 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+
                  Kenneth Skinner
                  Vice President
                  Integral Analytics Inc.
                  Speaker
                  Michael Brown
                  Manager, DSM Services (DR & DER)
                  NV Energy
                  • Summit Presentations (20 minutes each)
                  • Room: 212AB
                  • Session Number:Customer Strategies 2
                  This session will explore how leading utilities are leveraging digital technology to transform the customer experience and thus transform their enterprises. Attendees will hear from New York Power Authority, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and Memphis Light Gas & Water about their digital customer experiences. ...
                  Speaker(s)
                  Tracks:
                  • Summit Presentations (20 minutes each)
                  Presentations:
                  • Room: 212AB
                  • Session Number:Customer Strategies 2A
                  • Wednesday, January 29, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
                  Speaker(s)
                  Speaker
                  Ali Mohammed
                  Dir Digital Transformation
                  New York Power Authority
                  Co-Author+
                  Jamison Roof
                  Managing Consultant
                  PA Consulting Group
                  Handout(s)
                  • Summit Presentations (20 minutes each)
                  • Room: 212AB
                  • Session Number:Customer Strategies 2B
                  • Wednesday, January 29, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
                  Speaker(s)
                  Speaker
                  Nora Wang, Ph.D.
                  Staff Engineer
                  Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
                  Point of Contact
                  Tim Wolf
                  Senior Communications Partner
                  Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
                  Handout(s)
                  • Summit Presentations (20 minutes each)
                  • Room: 212AB
                  • Session Number:Customer Strategies 2C
                  • Wednesday, January 29, 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
                  Speaker(s)
                  Speaker
                  Eliza C. King
                  Director, Customer Care
                  Memphis Light Gas & Water
                  Co-Author+
                  Mark Johnson
                  Executive Consultant
                  Excergy Corp.
                  Handout(s)
                  • Summit Presentations (20 minutes each)

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

                  • Room: Booth #3563, Exhibit Floor
                  • Session Number:Digitalizing the Grid
                  Speaker(s)
                  Tracks:
                  Handout(s)
                  • Knowledge Hubs (Exhibit Floor)
                  • Room: Booth #417, Exhibit Floor
                  • Session Number:e-Mobility & Smart Cities
                  Speaker(s)
                  Tracks:
                  • Knowledge Hubs (Exhibit Floor)
                  • Room: Booth #1567, Exhibit Floor
                  • Session Number:Innovative & Emerging Technologies
                  Speaker(s)
                  Tracks:
                  • Knowledge Hubs (Exhibit Floor)
                  • Room: Booth #1010, Exhibit Floor
                  • Session Number:Decarbonizing the Grid
                  Speaker(s)
                  Tracks:
                  Handout(s)
                  • Knowledge Hubs (Exhibit Floor)
                  • Room: Booth #4439, Exhibit Floor
                  • Session Number:Expanding the Grid
                  Speaker(s)
                  Tracks:
                  Hosted by:

                  • Knowledge Hubs (Exhibit Floor)

                  Wednesday, January 29, 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

                  • Room: Booth #3563, Exhibit Floor
                  • Session Number:Digitalizing the Grid
                  Speaker(s)
                  Tracks:
                  Handout(s)
                  • Knowledge Hubs (Exhibit Floor)
                  • Room: Booth #4439, Exhibit Floor
                  • Session Number:Expanding the Grid
                  Speaker(s)
                  Tracks:
                  Handout(s)
                  • Knowledge Hubs (Exhibit Floor)
                  • Room: Booth #1010, Exhibit Floor
                  • Session Number:Decarbonizing the Grid
                  Speaker(s)
                  Tracks:
                  Hosted by:

                  • Knowledge Hubs (Exhibit Floor)
                  • Room: Booth #417, Exhibit Floor
                  • Session Number:e-Mobility & Smart Cities
                  Speaker(s)
                  Tracks:
                  Handout(s)
                  • Knowledge Hubs (Exhibit Floor)

                  Wednesday, January 29, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

                  • Room: Booth #1567, Exhibit Floor
                  • Session Number:Innovative & Emerging Technologies
                  Speaker(s)
                  Session Chair
                  Phil Davis
                  CEO
                  Strategic Grid Services Group
                  Speaker
                  Gabe Mika
                  Digital Strategy and Innovation Leader
                  Sempra Utilities
                  Co-Author
                  Cheryl Linder
                  Managing Director, Industry Innovation
                  Accenture
                  Tracks:
                  Hosted by:

                  • Knowledge Hubs (Exhibit Floor)

                  Wednesday, January 29, 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

                  • Room: Booth #417, Exhibit Floor
                  • Session Number:e-Mobility & Smart Cities
                  Speaker(s)
                  Tracks:
                  Handout(s)
                  Hosted by:

                  • Knowledge Hubs (Exhibit Floor)
                  • Room: Booth #3563, Exhibit Floor
                  • Session Number:Digitalizing the Grid
                  Speaker(s)
                  Tracks:
                  Handout(s)
                  • Knowledge Hubs (Exhibit Floor)
                  • Room: Booth #4439, Exhibit Floor
                  • Session Number:Expanding the Grid
                  Speaker(s)
                  Tracks:
                  Handout(s)
                  • Knowledge Hubs (Exhibit Floor)

                  Thursday, January 30, 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM

                  • Room: 006 and 007, River Level
                  • Session Number:Breakfast Roundtables
                  5G- Moderated by Michael Danziger (SOLD OUT) ADMS- Moderated by Terry Nielsen (SOLD OUT) AMI – 3.0/Next Gen- Moderated by Hahn Tram and Patty Durand (SOLD OUT) Asset Management Innovations- Moderated by Ron Farquharson (SOLD OUT) Behind-the-meter- Moderated by Anthony Curtis  (SOLD OUT) Behind-the-meter Assets- Moderated by Alan Saunders (SOLD OUT) Blockchain Applications in Energy- Moderated by Tom Friedman (SOLD OUT) Cloud Computing (Cloud & Managed Svcs. Infrastructure)- Moderated by Damon... ...read more...
                  Speaker(s)
                  • Breakfast Roundtable

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

                  • Room: 212AB
                  • Session Number:Customer Strategies 3
                  In this session, major utilities will share ideas on how to better engage customers by leveraging IT applications, technology, business processes and systems bolstered by the smart grid – enabling truly innovative customer programs. Executives from Duke Energy, Puget Sound Energy, Georgia Power and SRP will discuss how they are using... ...read more...
                  Speaker(s)
                  Tracks:
                  • Summit Panel (1.5 hour session)
                  • 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)
                  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
                  Handout(s)
                  • 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
                  Handout(s)
                  • Summit Presentations (20 minutes each)
                  • Room: 217B
                  • Session Number:DERMs 3
                  The papers in this session examine the integration of Distributed Energy Resources in wholesale and distributed level markets. Speakers from the UK, the Czech Republic and MISO will present a variety of considerations for DER market participation including the benefits they bring to system in terms of flexibility and Volt/Var... ...read more...
                  Speaker(s)
                  Tracks:
                  • Summit Presentations (20 minutes each)
                  Presentations:
                  • Room: 217B
                  • Session Number:DERMs 3A
                  • Thursday, January 30, 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM
                  Speaker(s)
                  Speaker+
                  Jesse Gantz
                  Senior Manager, Solution Integration
                  Centrica Business Solutions
                  Tracks:
                  • Summit Presentations (20 minutes each)
                  • Room: 217B
                  • Session Number:DERMs 3B
                  • Thursday, January 30, 9:15 AM - 9:45 AM
                  Speaker(s)
                  Co-Author
                  Euan Davidson
                  Production Engineering Director
                  Smarter Grid Solutions
                  Co-Author+
                  Robert Currie
                  CTO
                  Smarter Grid Solutions
                  Co-Author
                  Sotiris Georgiopoulos
                  Head of Smart Grid Development
                  UK Power Networks
                  Speaker
                  Tim Manandhar
                  Lead Smart Grid Technology Engineer
                  UK Power Networks
                  Tracks:
                  • Summit Presentations (20 minutes each)
                  • Room: 217B
                  • Session Number:DERMs 3C
                  • Thursday, January 30, 9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
                  Speaker(s)
                  Speaker+
                  Congcong Wang
                  Sr. Market Design Engineer
                  Mid-Continent ISO
                  Co-Author
                  Kevin Vannoy
                  Director, Market Design
                  MISO Energy
                  Co-Author
                  Kristin Swenson
                  Senior Advisor
                  Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO)
                  Co-Author
                  Yonghong Chen
                  Consulting Advisor
                  MISO
                  Tracks:
                  • Summit Presentations (20 minutes each)
                  • Room: 214B
                  • Session Number:Smart Cities/IoT 3
                  This session will explore how utilities are planning for and developing eco-friendly infrastructure. It will present drivers of smart city initiatives and the essential role played by infrastructure and technology; the development of action plans that converge the utility’s evolutionary path with that of their cities; and how utilities are... ...read more...
                  Speaker(s)
                  Tracks:
                  • Summit Presentations (20 minutes each)
                  Presentations:
                  • Room: 214B
                  • Session Number:Smart Cities/IoT 3A
                  • Thursday, January 30, 8:45 AM - 9:15 AM
                  Speaker(s)
                  Speaker+
                  John Zachary Gibson
                  Chief R&D Engineer
                  Avista
                  Co-Author
                  Nick Edney
                  Senior Electrical Engineer
                  McKinstry
                    • Room: 214B
                    • Session Number:Smart Cities/IoT 3B
                    • Thursday, January 30, 9:15 AM - 9:45 AM
                    Speaker(s)
                    Speaker+
                    Renee Cinar
                    Engineer
                    Technology Innovation| Asset Engineering & Strategy | Southern California Edison
                    Handout(s)
                    • Summit Presentations (20 minutes each)
                    • Room: 214B
                    • Session Number:Smart Cities/IoT 3C
                    • Thursday, January 30, 9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
                    Speaker(s)
                    Co-Author+
                    Joseph Blackwell
                    Director, Commercial Energy Solutions
                    Leidos
                    Speaker
                    Peter Westlake
                    Manager, Strategic Customer Projects, Finance and Contracts
                    Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC)
                      • Room: 217D
                      • Session Number:Energy Storage 3
                      This session will showcase experiences and issues surrounding the integration of energy storage in California over the last decade. One of the first recent energy storage projects have now matured and the presenters I this session will describe the good-and-bad.  The key Tehachapi Storage Project (TSP), jointly funded by the... ...read more...
                      Speaker(s)
                      Tracks:
                      • Summit Presentations (20 minutes each)
                      Presentations:
                      • Room: 217D
                      • Session Number:Energy Storage 3A
                      • Thursday, January 30, 8:45 AM - 9:15 AM
                      Speaker(s)
                      Speaker
                      Gabriel Andaya
                      Engineer
                      Southern California Edison
                      Co-Author
                      Jorge Araiza, Jr.
                      Engineer
                      Southern California Edison
                      Co-Author+
                      Manuel Avendaño
                      Sr. Manager - Transmission Evaluation & Support
                      Southern California Edison
                      Tracks:
                      Handout(s)
                      • Summit Presentations (20 minutes each)
                      • Room: 217D
                      • Session Number:Energy Storage 3B
                      • Thursday, January 30, 9:15 AM - 9:45 AM
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