20-25 May 2022
DISTRIBUTECH 2022

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Leadership Summit
Decarbonization - Getting to 2035: Technology Interdependencies and Options - the View from DC
Decarbonization - Getting to 2035: Technology Interdependencies and Options - the View from DC
Industry leaders will discuss the roles that different technologies can play in decarbonizing the economy and helping the U.S. reach its goals as well as the main technical, economic, and policy barriers slowing down their commercialization, adoption, and optimal integration and operation.
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Powered by Diversity Luncheon
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Workplace diversity is becoming a more common conversation in the business world and placing a focus on diversity and inclusion should extend farther than the hiring department. Diversity is a range of human differences, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, social class, physical ability or attributes, religious or ethical values, national origin, veteran status, and political beliefs. Join us for a networking lunch to hear industry leaders speak on the topic of diversity in the workplace and share the best practices they have experienced in this space.
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Making The Most Of A Utility Accelerator Program
Dominion Energy Innovation Center's DEIC Accelerate program introduced 15 startups to dozens of business units across Dominion Energy in its first two years. In this session, Adam Sledd of DEIC and Michael Beiro of Linebird will discuss how the program creates value for both the utility and the startups.  They will cover how a startup can maximize its opportunity to quickly build customer relationships, and how the utility benefits from creating a formal framework to engage startup companies.
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On the Future of Work + Working
Whether we have more jobs or less is a debate only time will settle, but there is no doubt 100% of jobs will be reskilled. How we work and Why is being recalibrated, and society overall will take a radical shift as we head into what has been described as the Fourth Industrial Revolution. How can we build the new capacities necessary? How will new tools shape new behaviors and drive new expectations? Which old practices to manage risk are actually now putting us at risk? And how will we measure we are doing it right?
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InnovationForce Pitch
Dominion Energy Innovation Center's DEIC Accelerate program introduced 15 startups to dozens of business units across Dominion Energy in its first two years. In this session, Adam Sledd of DEIC and Michael Beiro of Linebird will discuss how the program creates value for both the utility and the startups.  They will cover how a startup can maximize its opportunity to quickly build customer relationships, and how the utility benefits from creating a formal framework to engage startup companies.
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Conference
Enterprise DERMS Comes of Age
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query_builder 1:30pm - 2:00pm
place C141, First Level
card_travel Presentation, Fireside Chat
mic English
Enterprise DERMS Comes of Age
Sponsored by Oracle

With growing DER penetration, federal regulation and subsidy support, leading utilities are now making sizable investments in systemwide DERMS with capabilities that go beyond direct device modeling and control. Drawing from active projects, Oracle Utilities’ Brad Williams will share some insights from utilities in North America and Europe as well as the technical, programmatic and business elements of an Enterprise DERMS framework. Brad will discuss how certain DERMS elements are allowing utilities to incorporate customer-side DERs as a grid flexibility resource.
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Conference
Applications of AI in DER Management/DERMS
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query_builder 2:00pm - 3:00pm
place C141, First Level
card_travel Panel
mic English
Applications of AI in DER Management/DERMS
The past decade has seen an exponential growth in technologies to collect, store, handle and compute data for machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) applications. ML/AI is a growing field with an enormous number of algorithms available readily for usage in different sectors of the industry today. In a future power grid with large amount of renewable generation, a major challenge for grid operators will be how to handle the myriad of data from a smart grid with DER and intelligently use it for planning and operational decisions. Managing DER operations to maximize customer and grid needs is the key to fully realize the benefits of DERs. As a result, it is becoming increasingly important to develop systems, such as DERMS, which can improve on the DER decision-making capabilities when managing a fleet of DER. While AI can play a major role in mining data and helping utilities make informed decisions, research on their current applications and effectiveness in the DER domain has only just begun. When managing dispatchable resources like storage, DERMS need to have a look-ahead understanding of resource capability before committing to provide flexibility to the grid operator. For DERMS to predict DER output, some estimation and forecasting technique is needed. While AI based solutions are available, its usability and application needs to be discussed. Some potential applications where AI techniques can be used for efficiently operating the grid are DER forecasting, DER availability estimation, self-tuning control strategies etc. This panel will explore the multiple applications where AI can be integrated into DERMS, focusing on understanding: Current status of commercial technologies that focus on AI applications for DERMS Foundational technologies to effectively integrate AI technologies in utility applications Learnings from real-world examples that have implemented AI technologies in the past. How AI can provide efficient solutions for DERMS and grid operators to improve DER availability, performance and utilization for real-time grid operation and self-tuning systems This cross-functional panel will include experts who are developing such technologies and those who are implementing commercial solutions in the field.
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Cantina Reception
Take 5 for a drink and a quick chat at our cantina receptions located throughout the exhibit hall.

Networking Bar Locations:
Company Booth Number
Burns & McDonnell 2941
Black & Veatch 2115

Crystal Group

735
DNV GI -Usa Inc 2341
Twistarp Twistool 3811
Sentient 829
Exelon Clearsight 1247
Nokia of America Corporation 4311
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AWS Start Ups & Culture of Innovation
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Powerful Young Professionals Happy Hour
The fostering and nurturing of young talent is a central pillar of Initiate, whether an undergraduate or postgraduate student or a young professional at the beginning of their career.
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