Grid Evolution Summit – A National Town Meeting

July 9 - 12, 2018
Washington, DC
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Workshops & Events

Get more out of the 2018 Grid Evolution Summit by attending one of SEPA’s July 9 workshops, along with Working Group meetings on July 12. You’ll get a more hands-on approach before and after the main Summit, and leave with practical knowledge you can take back to your job.

How To Register

If you have not registered for the Summit already, you can register for a workshop during your Grid Evolution Summit registration by choosing “The Full Experience” option.

If you have already registered, and would like to attend a workshop, but haven’t chosen the Full Experience, please contact Erika Tomatore at etomatore@sepapower.org.

If you would like to attend one of the workshops ONLY and will not be attending the Grid Evolution Summit, registration to each individual event is linked below.

 

Workshop: Evolution of Demand Response

Presented in partnership with PLMA

Pre-Summit
Date: Monday, July 9, 2018
Time: 1-5pm ET
Location: Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC
Price:  $295 for SEPA and PLMA Members / $395 Non-Members

Description

This half-day course, presented in conjunction with the Peak Load Management Alliance (PLMA) explains how today’s demand response initiatives are evolving to interact with an emerging future with distributed energy resources for peak load management and much more. The course content expands on a white paper at www.peakload.org/DefiningEvolutionDR.

What You will Learn:

  • Articulate a common, descriptive language for describing the evolution of demand response as seen through the eyes of industry leaders
  • Explain the current state of the fundamental market principles and technology enabling demand response initiatives today
  • Compare and contrast how demand response programs perform relative to energy efficiency, thermal/battery storage, and renewable energy initiatives
  • Introduce examples of portfolio design strategies and implementation tactics to address the challenges of a fading boundary between bulk power exchange and retail electricity usage
  • Detail free and low-cost resources to learn more about topics and initiatives discussed

Check back for a full agenda with speakers.

Register
Add the Evolution of Demand Response Workshop to your Grid Evolution Summit registration.

To register for the workshop only, without registering for the Grid Evolution Summit, please click here.

 

Workshop: Discovering New Opportunities to Improve Your DER Interconnection Process

Presented in partnership with NREL

Pre-Summit
Date: Monday, July 9, 2018
Time: 1-5pm ET
Location: Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC
Price: $295 for SEPA Members / $395 Non-Members

Description

Emerging Challenges and Solutions for PV and DER Interconnection at Varying Levels of Penetration

This interactive, half-day workshop, presented in conjunction with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), will be an opportunity for attendees to deepen knowledge on a broad suite of distributed PV and other DER interconnection issues, as well as provide feedback and insights based on their own experiences. The workshop will be oriented toward discussing when utilities should consider taking action based on levels of DER penetration and utility-specific attributes (e.g. number of customers).

You will learn about:

  • Interconnection applications and processing
  • Impact screening and evaluation
  • Investments in upgrades
  • Role of advanced inverters

Check back for a full agenda with speakers.

Register
Add the Discovering New Opportunities to Improve Your DER Interconnection Process Workshop to your Grid Evolution Summit registration.

To register for the workshop only, without registering for the Grid Evolution Summit, please click here.

SEPA Working Groups

Post-Summit
Date: Thursday, July 12, 2018
Location: Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC
Price: Included with Grid Evolution Summit registration (RSVP requested)

Description

Working Group meetings will be held immediately following the two-day Summit on topics including Electric Vehicles, Energy Storage, Grid Architecture, Transactive Energy, Open FMB, Cybersecurity, and more. See the main agenda for session titles and descriptions (coming soon!).

Learn more about SEPA’s Working Groups here.

Register
Working Group meetings are open to all Summit registrants, but we encourage you to RSVP by adding any meetings you plan to attend during your Summit registration process.

Questions?

 

 

For questions regarding workshop registration, contact Erika.

Erika Tomatore Associate, Programs & Events

Email Erika