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2nd Grid Modernization Forum

4/3/17 7:00 PM - 4/5/17 11:00 PM
525 South State Street, Chicago, Illinois 60605, U...
VenueConference Chicago Center
RegionNorth America

Building on the success of the 2016 edition, the 2nd Annual Grid Modernization Forum, April 3-5, 2017 in Chicago (www.grid-modernization-forum.com), closely examines lessons learned to date by industry leaders pushing the frontiers of grid modernization and reliability.


Key technology innovators and executives will gather to share perspectives on how best to leverage AMI investment, engage the customer, and take the smart grid to the next level. Case studies of improved network performance, resiliency, outage restoration, and distributed energy resource (DER) integration will be examined with an eye toward determining best practices and technology strategies.


This will be a unique opportunity to network with over 150 top industry professionals who are leading the way toward effective grid modernization and the integrated, resilient energy network of tomorrow. To view the agenda, click here


Expert speakers include:


* Diane X. Burman, Commissioner, New York State Public Service Commission

* Jeff Ballard, Vice President, Smart Grids, AVANGRID

* Robert D. Sheridan,  Director, Utility of the Future, National Grid       

* Keith Hock,  Director,  Transmission Services, Amren

* Mike Danziger,  Managing Director, Power and Utilities Practice, Deloitte Consulting                

* David Dobratz, P.E.,  Supervisor, Energy Efficiency, Eversource Energy      

* Jeffrey D. Taft, PhD,  Chief Architect, Electric Grid Transformation, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory       

* Paul Hofmann,  Team Lead, Business Intelligence and Data Warehouse, Alliant Energy

* Sharon S. Allan,  CEO & President, Smart Grid Interoperability Panel

* Kelly Ziegler,  Manager, State Regulatory Affairs, Stakeholder Ombudsman, Con Edison

* Howard Smith,  Manager, Distributed Energy Resouces Policy, Southern Company    

* Doug Houseman, Vice President, Innovation and Technology, EnerNex

* David W. South,  Senior Principal, Sustainability, Energy & Utilities Practice, West Monroe Partners   

* Bill Abolt,  Vice President, Energy, AECOM   

* Dennis Quinn,  Chief Operating Officer & Founder, Joule Assets         

* Arthur (Bud) Vos,  President and CEO, Enbala Power Networks

* Dave Mulder,  Senior Consultant, Emerging Technologies, Leidos Engineering

* Clay Collier,  Co-Founder and CEO, Kisensum

* Michael T. Burr,  Director, Microgrid Institute             

* Jamie Peters,  Director, Client Solutions, EnergySavvy

* and more







 Topics to be addressed include:

-- Progress on New York REV and other Key Grid Modernization Initiatives

-- Grid Edge Integration Techniques

-- IoT and Big Data Analytics for New Business Models and Operational Excellence

-- Case Study Perspectives on Enhancing Grid Reliability

-- The Role of Energy Storage in the Integration of Renewables and DERs

-- Business Change and System Impacts a Result of DER

-- The Evolution of US Power Grids: Complexity and Clarity

-- Microgrids, Nanogrids, and Virtual Power Plant Advances and Strategies

-- Regulatory Trends and Developments Impacting Grid Modernization

-- Standards, Interoperability, and Legacy Systems Integration

-- And much more


Pre-Conference Tour and Workshop

Join us on Monday, April 3, for a tour of S&C Electric's Smart Grid Demo Center, where attendees can view demonstrations of the most recent smart grid and energy storage technologies up close.


The tour is preceded by a pre-conference Workshop, 1:00 - 3:15pm, on Upgrading to a 21st Century Utility: How to Build Your Smart Grid, led by Dale Pennington, Managing Director, UtiliWorks Consulting


About the Organizer

The Smart Grid Observer (www.smartgridobserver.com), an online publication that delivers the latest news and information on a daily basis concerning key developments, deployment updates, and market trends in the smart grid and energy storage industries.  Subscription to SGO’s weekly online newsletter is free.


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