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January 28 – 30, 2020 | San Antonio, TX

The goal of carbon-free energy may seem like a distant future, but it’s already driving changes that are disrupting how you approach your work. Join us for these events where we will help you navigate the near and long term challenges of integrating carbon-free energy into the grid.

Smart Grid Ontology at DISTRIBUTECH

Don’t miss the industry’s solution to confusing jargon. Join SEPA for a demonstration of Smart Grid Ontology at DISTRIBUTECH.

All SEPA Sessions and Events

Monday, January 27

12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Workshop: Distribution Planning Tools and Best Practices for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Electric Vehicles | Register
Room: 006ABC
Speaker: Erika Myers


Tuesday, January 28

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Carbon-free Energy Future – How Do We Get There?
Room: Exhibit Floor, #1010
Speaker: Julia Hamm

1 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Building the Future Grid – Leveraging Smarter Meters and Grid-edge Applications for a Brighter Energy Future — Sharon Allan session chair
Room: Booth #1567
Speaker: Sharon Allan

1:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Community Solar as a Toolkit for Customer Engagement, New Utility Business Models and DER Integration: A Case Study from New York
Room: Booth #1010
Speaker: Jared Leader

1:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Utility Collaboration to Advance Medium and Heavy-Duty Electric Truck Adoption and Infrastructure Development Along the West Coast I-5 Corridor
Room:  Booth #1567
Session Chair: Sharon Allan

2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Can AI Cut Costs and Reduce the Risks of Wildfires and Power Outages?
Room: Booth #1567
Session Chair: Sharon Allan


Wednesday, January 29

8 a.m. – 9 a.m.
Transactive Grid
Discussion Lead: Sharon Allan
Room: BK20

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Electric Vehicle Rates that Work: Attributes that Increase Enrollment
Room: Booth #417
Speaker: Erika Myers

4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
It’s 5 O’clock Somewhere Happy Hour
Location: Booth #4334

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Smart Grid Ontology | Register
Location: Room 222

Thursday, January 30

9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Grid Modernization and Utility Distribution Planning: How Utilities are Enhancing Distribution System Planning Through Stakeholder Engagement and Consideration of Non-wires Alternatives
Room: 214D
Speaker: Jared Leader