20-25 May 2022
DISTRIBUTECH 2022

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Conference
Storm Response and Management Using Satellite Technology
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query_builder 10:30am - 11:00am
place C148, First Level
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Storm Response and Management Using Satellite Technology
Nature’s fury regularly assaults our communities and businesses with storms and floods. Gary Huntley knows this all too well. As the now-retired VP of Utility Distribution Services in the Southeast, he knew what it meant to face disasters like Hurricanes Ida, Laura, Katrina and many more. So many more. Join us to learn what he learned about preparing for and managing these destructive events.
 
You’ll also witness AiDash revealing a major new satellite-powered system to help you forecast the impact of storms, predict outages and damage, plan resources and workforce, and even see which of your sites remain accessible. Don’t miss this important announcement.
 
Attend this session to:
  • Discover a cutting-edge solution that uses satellites and AI to revolutionize your storm response and resiliency planning and preparation.
  • Predict customer interruptions (CI), outages, and reliability impacts before an event happens.
  • Quantify the amount of mutual aid assistance you need to efficiently respond to an event.
  • Identify areas to stage resources to increase response efficiency and reduce SAIDI and SAIFI.
 
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Conference
Smart Utilities Beyond Metering
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query_builder 10:30am - 11:00am
place C154, First Level
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Smart Utilities Beyond Metering
The City of Madison, a municipal electric and water utility in South Dakota, is transforming itself into a smart utility by modernizing its meter infrastructure to an IoT-based, next-generation AMI. The solution serves as the core to support a wide range of utility use cases beyond AMI, thus enabling automation to propel the city toward building the utility of the 21st century. This presentation from the City of Madison, and its vendor partner OATI, will cover the City’s philosophy around deploying AMI, and how the solution is based upon the open standards LoRaWAN technology platform, unchaining them from proprietary technology and extending the life of existing ERT meters. 
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Knowledge Hub
Leveraging Residential EVs for Grid Stability
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query_builder 10:30am - 11:00am
place 101, Exhibit Floor
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Leveraging Residential EVs for Grid Stability
California is leading the nation in electric vehicle (EV) adoption, and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is at the heart of this growing trend with about one in five of the 1.9 million EVs in the US within their service territory. Since 2019, Opinion Dynamics has been working with PG&E to identify technologies to integrate into its existing residential automated demand response (ADR) programs. During this presentation, Opinion Dynamics will discuss its research to evaluate how EVs can be used to support grid resiliency both with current grid conditions as well as future scenarios. We will explore results from research on the charging behavior of over 130,000 EV customers. Our charging behavior analysis will include over seven years of data and segments EV customers into clusters based on their usage profiles, type of EV (battery electric vehicle vs. plug-in hybrid vehicle), utility rate plan (tiered rate vs time-of-use), and charging patterns. Results from this research will inform the theoretical potential to provide demand response at scale. While specific to PG&E, the sheer size of the EV population studied will be informative for the larger market.
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Conference
Charge It! Interoperability Challenges of EV Fleet Managed Charging
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query_builder 10:30am - 11:30am
place C149, First Level
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Charge It! Interoperability Challenges of EV Fleet Managed Charging
Utility EV charging programs are quickly expanding from residential programs to commercial “workplace” programs, and to medium-/heavy-duty fleets. As manufacturers and integrators develop products for all load classes, the industry remains encumbered by a lack of conformance on communications interfaces which is hindering effective communication at all device and interface levels. This panel of experts, ranging from utility planning to standards implementation, will explore case studies to identify where interoperability is most needed to lower operational risk for utilities and ensure the functionality of grid-connected products for customers and manufacturers. Using an interoperability profile developed collaboratively by electric utilities, vendor communities, and testing providers for EV fleet charging management, panelists will explore project requirement insights that can prevent procurement errors that compromise reliability, security, and compatibility for grid operators and aggregators.10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;
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Enterprise AI: Case Studies in Digital Transformation
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query_builder 10:30am - 11:30am
place C140, First Level
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Enterprise AI: Case Studies in Digital Transformation
How does a utility truly digitally transform? What are the challenges, keys to success, and economic benefits? How can AI and Machine Learning augment an organization? In this session, four industry-leading utilities will detail their digital transformation journeys. Each utility will bring its unique perspective on how they are leveraging new technology stacks. Learn how these innovative companies went from experiment to scale and the impacts their digital journey is having on both their business and customers. Con Edison ' Enterprise Data Analytics Platform (EDAP) Duke Energy ' Health Risk Management (HRM) ENGIE ' Engie Digital. Topics to be discussed include artificial intelligence, machine learning, cloud computing, enterprise analytics, predictive maintenance, energy management, customer engagement, and new revenue generation.
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Conference
DERMS: Harnessing the Value of DER
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query_builder 10:30am - 11:00am
place C141, First Level
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DERMS: Harnessing the Value of DER
Distributed energy resources can deliver significant value to grid operators, prosumers, and customers in general. When well managed, DERs create a more resilient grid, provide grid services to enhance reliability and improve supply economics, and enable the move towards a decarbonized grid.      This session provides a broad overview of DERMS requirements and capabilities as an essential system for a modernized grid. A number of use cases and case studies will highlight applications, implementation approaches, value streams, and field experience. Roles of DERMS in contrast to ADMS will be discussed along with deployment strategies and requirements.
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Knowledge Hub
AI-Driven Energy Storage and Distributive Energy Resource Management on a Secure Open Platform
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query_builder 10:30am - 11:00am
place 143, Exhibit Floor
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AI-Driven Energy Storage and Distributive Energy Resource Management on a Secure Open Platform
Sponsored by IBM

Net-zero and EV acceleration are already straining the ability to support vastly changing markets, customers, assets, and regulatory dynamics.  Energy Storage is quickly becoming a dominant strategy to support these changes with grid storage & non-wires alternative solutions. With the $7.5 billion allocated to EV bus systems from the recently signed infrastructure program, there is an opportunity for distributed fleet school systems to make a positive impact on grid reliability. It is estimated that the $7.5 billion can bring 20,000 school buses with 4500 MW to smooth out the duck curve impacts of renewables while improving bus battery life by 60%. However, this requires an open, secure, standards-based platform to support these energy storage management systems within the current environment and as these environments change over the next decade. This session will explain how artificial intelligence can help drive the deployment of energy storage and other distributed energy resources for a secure and reliable grid.
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Initiate
Amperon Pitch
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query_builder 10:35am - 10:50am
place 3755, Exhibit Floor
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Amperon Pitch
Initiate is the hub at DISTRIBUTECH to hear about new technology, innovation, and up and coming talent in the energy sector. There will be 25 amazing startup companies pitching for a chance to win an award from Duke Energy and Clarion Energy Events. Stop by booth #3755 on the POWERGEN side to hear pitches and content centered around energy innovation.
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BluWave-ai Pitch
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query_builder 10:50am - 11:05am
place 3755, Exhibit Floor
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BluWave-ai Pitch
Initiate is the hub at DISTRIBUTECH to hear about new technology, innovation, and up and coming talent in the energy sector. There will be 25 amazing startup companies pitching for a chance to win an award from Duke Energy and Clarion Energy Events. Stop by booth #3755 on the POWERGEN side to hear pitches and content centered around energy innovation.
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Conference
No Regrets Investments for a DSO Future: Improving Grid Visibility with Existing Telemetry
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query_builder 11:00am - 12:00pm
place C144, First Level
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No Regrets Investments for a DSO Future: Improving Grid Visibility with Existing Telemetry
Managing today's distribution grid is far from simple, and it's only getting more complicated. Low-cost, distributed renewables and the growth of distributed energy resources (DERs) like smart thermostats, battery storage, and electric vehicles are forcing utilities to adapt their approaches to grid management. We need a modernized approach using proven technology to harness local flexibility, reduce costs, improve reliability, and meet the diverse needs of our communities. This is the role of the Distribution System Operator (DSO). This presentation will showcase how three public utilities, Holy Cross Energy, Kit Carson Electric Cooperative and Vermont Electric Cooperative, are transforming their communities for the future with help from technology providers like Camus Energy. Learn why grid visibility is the foundation for a DSO future and how utilities are leveraging existing telemetry and data sources to gain transformational situational awareness. Hear first-hand accounts of the obstacles encountered and the paths carved to enable highly reliable management of low-carbon, low-cost grids in Colorado, New Mexico, and Vermont. Think DSO is a term for 2030 or beyond? Let us change your mind by showing you what's already possible, using proven technology to improve outcomes for your community today and into the future.
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