Managing DERs - Register for all three:
Main conference PLUS Workshop A and B
Tues 6 June AM/PM Workshops
9am - noon
1pm - 5pm
Wed/Thur 7-8 June Conference
Day One - June 7, 2017 - 8 AM - 5PM
Day Two - June 8, 2017 - 8AM - 12.30PM
Acquire a systematic overview of the issues and proposed solutions for the extremely complex evolution of the new grid
Hear how 7 utility decision-makers are preparing for a more challenging, customer-centric grid
Hear 4 real-world case studies in controlling aggregated DER assets
Go deep with TWO workshops: SYSTEM EVOLUTION & PLANNING FOR THE HIGH DER GRID & VALUING DERS & RATE DESIGN FOR HIGH DER SYSTEMS
Rapid advances in energy technology may challenge utility paradigms, but also put a new array of options for grid balancing into the hands of planners and engineers. Mechanisms range from automated demand response, to virtual power plants, to distributed behind-the-meter storage, to microgrids and visions like “transactive energy.” Dozens of new third party aggregator platforms, business models and technology innovators are targeting this segment.
MANAGING DERS will provide a thorough survey of the “emerging Grid 2.0 toolkit.” Major utilities will lead, frame and wrap up the discussion, and prominent grid experts and leaders from innovative “energy service” providers will explain how these novel platforms and business models are working today, and how they can best be leveraged going forward -- in close collaboration with utilities. The event, including two pre-conference technical workshops, will assist executives, planners and junior staff who are looking at the future resource and business strategy needs of utilities in a time of rapid change. Anyone planning to develop or market new “clean energy service” products or platforms will also find MANAGING DERS a valuable opportunity for go-to-market strategy and networking.
Session I: The Big Picture
Session II: New Architecture, Controls and Hardware Upgrades for a Dynamic Distributed Grid
Session III: Applied Scenarios – Test Beds, Pilot Project and Case Studies
Session IV: New Mechanisms and Solutions for Management of High DER Regions: Innovators and Solution Providers
Session V: System Planning/Management Strategies for Grid 2.0
Who Should Attend:
* Utilities – Mid- (Directors and Managers) and Junior-level staff in Environmental Policy, Strategy & Innovation, Technology, Resource Planning, Distribution Grid, Grid Engineering, Demand Response, Markets & Customer Service departments; new hires, trainees.
* Solution Providers/Equipment Suppliers – (Startups, Third Party Aggregators, Enterprise Utility Software, Global IT/Internet/Telecomm brands, Grid components and management tools, Communications & Control, Demand Response, Solar, Storage, Microgrids, Smart Home…): VP / Director of Market & Business development, Policy, Research, Government Affairs
* Solar and renewable energy developers and installers, in particular ones moving into energy-as-a-service business models and leveraging smart inverters
* Environmental advocacy and renewables/cleantech-related associations
* Technology and grid engineering researchers at national Labs, thinktanks, research institutes, universities
* Energy industry consultants, analysts
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