Electric Grid Modernization

Wednesday, April 19

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Grid Modernization Perspectives Panel
Speakers: Jim Taylor, TEP
John Barnick, ABB
Lora Anguay, Sacramento Municipal Utility District
This panel will provide perspectives on grid modernization drivers, challenges and successes from utility, customer, solar, and regulatory leaders.

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
From Situational Awareness to Situational Intelligence
Speaker: Robert Sherick, Southern California Edison
TJ Vargus, Sacramento Municipal Utility District
Tom Martin, Pacific Gas and Electric Company
You have data, now what? Grid modernization requires utilities to leverage data to provide situational intelligence and visibility.

Thursday, April 20

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Grid Management Systems & Software Systems Convergence
Speakers: Curt Kirkeby, Avista Utilities
Dean Craig, ENMAX Corporation
Ron Melton, PNNL
Jason Fully, PNNL
Utility grid modernization experts will discuss a roadmap for future software needs and convergence between separate disparate systems to a fully integrated grid management solutions (ADMS, DERMS, Forecasting, Analytics).

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
The Transactional Grid: Making Markets with Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) Work
Speakers: Erik Takayesu, Director of Electric Systems Planning & Modernization, Southern California Edison
Sergej Mahnovski, Edison International
Tom Flynn, CA-ISO
We will discuss today’s examples and tomorrows market signals and the grid impacts.  We will also present a vision of the future grid and the Distribution System Operator (DSO) environment.