2016 Program Schedule

Monday, October 10, 2016

7:30 - 8:30 am Registration and networking breakfast

8.30 - 9.45 am Utility of the Future (UOF) - Modernizing the Power System and Markets
  • Rao Konidena, Principal Advisor, Policy Studies, Midcontinent ISO
  • James Mazurek, Managing Director, Utilities Practice, Accenture Strategy
  • Cameron Brooks, President, E9 Insight
9:45 - 10:15 am Networking Break

10.15 - 11.30 am Operationalizing DR/DER in Modern Power Markets and Utility Systems
  • Paul Wyman, General Manager, Smart Grid, Lockheed Martin Energy
  • H. Douglas Sansom, Director of Wholesale Origination, NRG Energy

  • The Case for Transactive Energy Demand Response Relative to Current Practice: A Comparative Techno-Economic Asessment
    Amro M. Farid, Associate Professor of Engineering, Dartmouth College

  • How New Energy Efficiency Policies Aim to Serve the Underserved
    Maria Fields, Managing Director & Investor Relations, Joule Assets
11:30 am - 12:00 pm Valuation of PV and DER within Distribution Networks
  • John Dirkman P.E., Vice President - Product Management, Nexant
12:00 - 1:00 pm Networking Lunch

1:00 - 2:15 pm Framing Value in the Modern Power System
  • Raiford Smith, Vice President, Energy Technology and Innovation, Entergy
  • Phil Davis, Vice President Planning and Partnerships, Sterling Energy Assets
  • Doug Houseman, Vice President of Innovation and Technology, EnerNEX
  • Zac Canders, COO and Founder, Data Capable
2:15 - 2:45 pm Networking Break

2:45 - 4:00 pm Measuring New System Performance Benefits from DR/DER and Enabling Technologies
  • Ross Malme, Principal, Skipping Stone

  • Enhancing Demand Response: The Combined Capacity Asset Performance Project (C-CAP)
    Dick Munson, Midwest Clean Energy, Environmental Defense Fund

  • Battery Storage plus Solar PV: Economics for Distribution Grid
    Dean Moretton, Managing Director, Adaptive Microgrids
    Justin Connell, Director of Portfolio Management, Connecticut Municipal Electric Energy Cooperative
4:00 - 4:15 pm Networking Break

4:15 - 5:30 pm Bridging the Utility Data Access Gap to Enable Operational Efficiencies, New Data-driven Energy Efficiency Programs and Residential and Commercial Customer Engagement
  • Sasha Sud, Senior Manager, Smart Grid & Energy Data, Advanced Energy Centre (AEC), MaRS Discovery District
  • Amy Kight Costadone, Manager, Data Governance & Products, Pacific Gas & Electric
  • Evan Birenbaum, Co-founder & Chief Operator Officer, Chai Energy
  • Martha Amram, Founder & CEO, Ph.d, WattzOn
  • Steve Nguyen, Senior Director-Marketing, BuildingIQ
5:30 - 6:30 pm Networking Drink Reception


Tuesday, October 11, 2016

8:00 - 9:00 am Registration and networking breakfast

9:00 - 10:00 am Demand Response and DER Market Case Studies
  • Keeping Options Open: PG&E Residential Program & Technology Experiments in Light of a Tenuous Environment
    Wendy Brummer, Program Manager, Expert, PG&E

  • Emerging Demand Response Markets and Technologies: Innovation for Grid Modernization
    Ishtiaq Chisti, P.E., Independent Consultant; Formerly Senior Program/Product Manager, Southern California Edison
10:00 - 10:30 am Networking Break

10:30 am - 12:00 pm Big Data Analytics and Grid Management Technologies for Optimizing DR, Energy Efficiency, and DER Integration
  • Strategies Driving Success in Demand Response and Energy Efficiency Programs in an IoT World
    May Moy, Manager, Partnerships/Joint Ventures - VAMCO, National Grid
    Amena Ali, Senior Vice President and General Manager, WeatherBug Home

  • Using Data Analytics to Create a Predictable Load Drop in Residential DR
    Ben Hertz-Shargel, Vice President - Analytics, EnergyHub

  • Energy and Capacity Optimization Strategies: Bringing Together Grid Management Technologies To Address Distribution Challenges
    Justin Louis, Product Strategy, Landis+Gyr
12:00 - 1:15 pm Networking Luncheon

1:15 - 2:30 pm Leveraging OpenADR and Open Standards for DER Applications
  • James Mater, General Manager, Smart Grid, QualityLogic
  • Rachel Moses, Director, Infrastructure Solutions, Greenlots
  • David Kaplan, Chief Operating Officer, Doosan GridTech
2:30 - 3:00 pm Networking Break

3:00 - 3:30 pm Achieving New Levels of Customer Engagement Through Innovation
  • Josh Gleason, Head of Product Marketing, Bidgely
3:30 - 4:15 pm Maximizing the Value of Distributed Energy Resources with Smart Energy Networks
  • Jeffrey Norman, Vice President, Industry Solutions, AutoGrid
  • Paul Liotsakis, Customer Programs Manager, Marin Clean Energy (MCE)