2017 Grid Evolution Summit – A National Town Meeting

July 25 - 27, 2017
Washington, DC
Conference Technical Program: July 25 & 28th



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Exploring the Capabilities of Distributed Energy Resources


Tom Starrs – Vice President, Global Market Strategy and Policy, SunPower

Dave Hebert – Director of Business Development, Sunverge

The Evolution of Grid Planning


Kerrick Johnson – Vice President of Strategy & Communication, Vermont Electric Power Company (VELCO)

Critical Standards for DER Integration


Aaron Smallwood – Senior Director, Technical Services, Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA)


Steve Widergren – Principal Engineer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)

Whit Fulton – Founder and CEO, ConnectDER

Scott Fisher– Vice President, Market Development, Greenlots

Diversifying Utility and Industry Revenue Models


Chris Sturgill – Senior Associate, ScottMadden

Angela Strickland – Expert Consultant, ICF

Doug Lewin – Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Market Development, CLEAResult

Leveraging DER as a Grid Resource


Paul Wattles – Senior Analyst, Market Design, Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT)

Matthew McDonnell – Attorney, Hawaii Public Utilities Commission

Valuing Distributed Energy Resources


Donald Hammerstrom – Senior Research Engineer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)

Your DER Integration Planning Toolkit


Nadav Enbar – Senior Project Manager in the Integrated Distributed Renewables program, EPRI


Jeff Ressler – President, Clean Power Research

Erik Gilbert – Director, Energy, Navigant

Elaine Sison-Lebrilla (Presentation for GES Attendees Only) – Director, Renewable Energy Program Manager, Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)

Soorya Kuloor – Chief Technology Officer, Advanced Grid Analytics, Landis+Gyr

Rethinking Rate Design


Jan Ahlen – Regulatory Advocate, Government Relations, National Rural Electric Cooperatives Association (NRECA)

Doug Benevento – Director of Energy Policy, Xcel Energy

David Littell – Principal, Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP)