Next-Gen Smart Grid Virtual Summit

Online Event, Your Computer

Energy networks are undergoing fundamental change: centralized power systems are decarbonizing and incorporating more distributed energy resources, fostered by developments in power system management and ICT advances. The energy ecosystem is characterized by a growing number of prosumers (consumers and producers), interoperability challenges among disparate devices, new load sources such as EVs, and the growing importance of big data analytics for utility decision making. Navigating this environment is critical for electric utilities who wish to survive and thrive going forward.

The Next-Gen Smart Grid Virtual Summit is a one-day, 100% online conference that takes a deep-dive look into key opportunities and challenges facing energy providers in today's changing grid environment. Specific focus is on recent advances in smart grid technology and the latest implementation business models for ensuring grid resiliency, reliability and services flexibility. Case studies of utility smart grid deployments will be examined with an eye toward key lessons learned to date and how to utilize next-gen advances for strategic growth in mid- to long-term.

100% Online, 100% Interactive

Due to the ongoing coronavirus situation, the Forum will be held virtually in order to maximize the safety of all participants. Powered by Zoom the virtual platform allows for live interaction between speakers and fellow attendees via audio, video, chat and PowerPoint presentation. Attendees have the opportunity to view the attendee list, set up one-to-one video meetings, and network during ample break periods via themed video chat sub-rooms.

Recordings and PDFs of all presentations will be available post-confernece for on-demand viewing by registered participants.

Topics to be Addressed Include:

  • Latest smart grid enabling technologies and implementations
  • Leveraging ICT to accommodate the increasing penetration of DERs
  • Building the business model and rate case for next-gen smart grid deployment
  • Big data analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning in the digital utility
  • Blockchain in the evolving electric power ecosystem
  • Impact of 5G and the Internet of Things on the utility of the future
  • Enabling the energy prosumer: fostering customer engagement and choice
  • Smart grid deployments: key lessons learned to date and directions forward
  • Communications advances and networks for the smart grid's future
  • Opportunities and challenges for smart grid in the developing world
  • Virtual power plants, microgrids, and the future of the smart grid
  • Cyber security for the next gen smart grid
  • Optimizing the role of renewables and driving toward zero greenhouse gasses
  • The role of smart buildings and smart cities in the next-gen smart grid
  • Planning for the future in uncertain times: investment priorities and paths forward
  • Effectively implementing IT / OT integrations and modernization initiatives

Why Attend?

  • Get up to Speed on the latest smart grid tech advances and their implications for utility operations and performance
  • Refine your business model for grid modernization, energy efficiency and services optimization
  • Learn from key thought leaders, technology innovators and utility business strategists in mapping your course for the future
  • Network cost-effectively with colleagues, prospects and customers from the convenience of your office
  • Gain understanding into key market opportunities, drivers and challenges facing the 21st Century electric utility market as it undergoes fundamental change
  • Share your expertise, technology developments and insights with smart grid professionals from around the U.S. and internationally

Who Should Attend?

  • Investor-owned, municipal and co-op electric utilities
  • Independent Power Producers
  • Larger commercial enterprises
  • Solar and wind technology companies
  • Finance and Investment professionals
  • Regulatory and public policy agencies
  • Project developers, system designers and consultants
  • Smart grid technology vendors and software developers


  • Sanem Sergici, Principal, The Brattle Group
  • Susan Mora, Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives, Exelon
  • Kelly Speakes-Backman, Chief Executive Officer, Energy Storage Association
  • Peter H. Asmus, Research Director, Microgrids, Guidehouse Insights
  • Joshua Mauzey, Senior Manager, Grid Edge Innovation, Southern California Edison (SCE)
  • Pete Maltbaek, General Manager, North America, Smarter Grid Solutions
  • Karen Hsu, Senior Director - Business Development, Utilities, Enel X

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Event details
Organizer : SGO
Event type : Webinar
Reference : ASDE-22548