Past Sessions

  • Monday, April 8
  • Tuesday, April 9
  • Wednesday, April 10
  • 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
    Add On: Technology Tour
    Track: Conference Event

    Join us for SEPA’s annual Technology Tour. This 1/2-day tour is a great way to kick-start your Utility Conference experience and get some hands-on lessons while touring innovative local technology sites. The tour starts with a casual networking lunch and then we will travel with host SDG&E to an innovative energy storage site featuring a 2MW flow battery demonstration project on a high-penetration solar circuit. The group will also be jumping into microgrids as we tour UC San Diego’s Energy Park and a number of technologies including their microgrid with advanced battery storage, 2.8 MW fuel cell supporting district heating and cooling, 125 kW EV charging and a project integrating 2nd life EV batteries and PV - and more! This event is limited to 30 people – so reserve your seat now!

  • 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
    Add On Workshop: Making The Case for Microgrids
    Track: Conference Event
    In the wake of recent storms in the Pacific, along the Gulf coast and in the Caribbean, and fires in California, grid resilience is receiving intense scrutiny. Microgrids can provide a sought after solutions to power to critical systems, but this is only a single facet of this grid asset. Utilities are facing demands to modernize the distribution system, integrate distributed energy resources (DERs), and mitigate physical and cyber threats to the grid. Microgrids, in addition to their established function as backup power supply, can also coordinate and optimize DERs from a decentralized vantage point. But there are challenges to overcome, including regulatory barriers, technology integration issues and other complicating factors that must be addressed in order for microgrids to be embraced as robust grid assets in addition to customer-facing contingency plans.
    • Tom Bialek
      Chief Engineer
      SDG&E
      Speaker
    • John Pinho
      Energy Innovation Advisory
      Arizona Public Service
      Speaker
    • Russell Lieu
      Senior Project Manager
      Southern California Edison
      Speaker
  • 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Opening General Session
    Track: Conference Event
    Kick-off your utility conference! SDG&E will welcome us to their neighborhood. Julia Hamm will share how SEPA is working to help utilities be the heros in their communities, tackling DERs and leaping over challenges in a single bound. Utility host SDG&E will share how their heros are taking a leading role in the transition to cleaner, more efficient, flexible and sustainable utility.
    • Julia Hamm
      President & CEO
      SEPA
      Moderator
    • Kevin Sagara
      Chairman & CEO
      San Diego Gas & Electric
      Speaker
  • 6:45 PM - 6:45 PM
    Opening Reception
    Track: Conference Event
  • 9:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    Customer Choice Case Studies: How Four Utilities Keep Their Customers Happy
    Track: Solar and Storage
    For utilities, satisfying customers in the age of Amazon and Netflix is complex. However, some of your peers are knocking it out of the park. Four utilities will give their experience satisfying customers with familiar and new programs including solar+storage, green tariffs, power purchase agreements, and design thinking.
    • Kate Strickland
      ​Manager, Utility and Regulatory Strategy
      SEPA
      Moderator
    • Paul Halstead
      Business Development Strategy Manager
      Duke Energy
      Speaker
    • Ellyse Mazzi
      Program Manager DER Strategy & Policy
      Hawaiian Electric
      Speaker
    • Joy Fryer
      Product Manager
      Avista
      Speaker
    • Elody Samuelson
      Program Manager
      Consumers Energy
      Speaker
  • 9:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    The Utility Role in EV Adoption
    Track: Electrification of Transportation

    As EVs are gaining momentum with both consumers and businesses, utilities have begun diving in to meet needs and anticipate integration challenges. Your colleagues will share utility and customer plans for electric fleet procurement, deployment and charging opportunities. We will learn how Maui Electric, American Municipal Power, Arizona Public Service and SDG&E are all approaching transportation electrification strategies.

    • Erika Myers
      Principal, Transportation Electrification
      SEPA
      Moderator
    • Adam Ward
      VP Environmental Affairs, Sustainability & Energy Policy
      American Municipal Power
      Speaker
    • John Pinho
      Energy Innovation Advisory
      Arizona Public Service
      Speaker
    • Hannon Rasool
      Transformative Initiatives Manager
      San Diego Gas & Electric
      Speaker
    • Gregg Kresge
      Manager of Renewable Energy Projects
      Maui Electric Company
      Speaker
  • 9:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    A Tale of Two Utilities - Approaches and Experiences in the Realm of NWAs
    Track: IoT and DR
    Experts present and discuss the identifying criteria, opportunities, and processes for proposing and executing NWA projects as well as the related regulatory attitudes. Hear from Arizona Public Service and San Diego Gas and Electric on their approaches, recommendations and their thoughts on the future for Non-Wires Alternatives.
    • Mark Haughn
      Manager of Technology Assessment
      Arizona Public Service
      Speaker
    • Tom Bialek
      Chief Engineer
      SDG&E
      Speaker
    • Ted Davidovich
      Manager, Utility Planning
      SEPA
      Moderator
  • 10:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    Tag Team Talk on What’s Next for Batteries and Storage
    Track: Solar and Storage
    In this tag-team talk, two experts from SDG&E will share the current state of energy storage, where storage is going - and needs to go - and why. Different technologies will be covered as well as SDG&E's plans for storage.
    • Louise Bick
      Advanced Technology Policy Manager
      SDG&E
      Speaker
    • Fernando Valero
      Advanced Technologies Integration Manager, Energy Storage
      SDG&E
      Speaker
  • 10:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    Accelerating Change - How TVA is Exploring Technology Solutions
    Track: IoT and DR
    TVA has a new project to outfit a control center with new functionality and is exploring new technology alternatives by running a reverse pitch seminar for universities where start-up companies propose solutions that TVA may fund for trial. This accelerator program is supported by DOE and hosted by ORNL.
    • Gary Brinkworth
      Director of Enterprise Research & Technology Innovation
      TVA
      Speaker
  • 10:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    IEEE 1547 and What It Means for You
    Track: IoT and DR
    What is going on with advanced inverter standards? Come hear the latest on IEEE 1547 and learn more on how states can adopt the standard.
  • 11:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Solution Provider Break
    Track: Conference Event
  • 11:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Solar for Flexibility, Economic Benefits & Meeting Goals
    Track: Solar and Storage
    This session will include distributed solar programs for communities, distributed PV as a revenue opportunity, incorporating large-scale solar for flexibility and economic benefits, and meeting planning goals with solar, storage and smart grid controls.
    • Ricardo Luna
      Senior Manager, Product Development
      CPS
      Speaker
    • Andy Satchwell
      Principal Scientific Engineering Associate
      Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
      Speaker
    • Medha Surampudy
      Senior Associate, Research
      SEPA
      Moderator
    • Luis Reyes
      CEO
      Kit Carson Electric Cooperative
      Speaker
  • 11:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Smarter Cities On The Move
    Track: Electrification of Transportation
    Learn how utilities are working with states and regional governments to assist them in meeting their renewable energy and carbon reduction goals.
    • Tim Harvey
      Environmental Program Coordinator
      Austin Energy
      Speaker
    • Brad Benton
      Senior Manager, Membership
      SEPA
      Moderator
    • Patricia Taylor
      Manager, Regulatory Policy and Business Programs
      American Public Power Association
      Speaker
    • Sam Choi
      Manager, Emerging Technologies
      Orlando Utilities Commission
      Speaker
  • 11:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Utilities-Only: Utility Data Analytics = X-Ray Vision
    Track: IoT and DR
    Data helps utilities see through walls, better envisioning and predicting needs and enabling new business models and integrating DERs.
    • Rachel Lupo
      Senior Project Manager
      Southern California Edison
      Speaker
    • Kelly O'Donnell
      Billing and Smart Solutions
      Entergy Corporation
      Speaker
    • Nick Esch
      Manager, Research
      SEPA
      Moderator
  • 1:45 PM - 1:45 PM
    We Come in Peace: How Utilities Should Engage EV Customers
    Track: Electrification of Transportation
    How are we engaging customers interested in EV? Utilities are exploring opportunities and making plans. Pepco will share four proposed collaborative EV programs providing infrastructure, new technology, innovation funds, education and residential rebates incentivizing transportation electrification and will share their newly-approved Maryland plan.
    • Natalia Mathura
      Manager, Utility of the Future
      Pepco Holdings
      Speaker
    • Jennifer Szaro
      Vice President, Research and Education
      SEPA
      Moderator
    • Eva Reyes
      Senior Engineer
      Orlando Utilities Commission
      Speaker
  • 1:45 PM - 1:45 PM
    Utilities-Only: Best Practices in Behind the Meter Storage Deployment
    Track: Solar and Storage
    As more and more customers indicate interest in making investments in energy storage, utilities and solution providers are working diligently to define best practices related to permitting, interconnecting, integrating and properly valuing behind the meter storage solutions. Join us as we dive into what we've learned about successfully deploying and managing BTM projects.
    • Nick Esch
      Manager, Research
      SEPA
      Moderator
    • Danielle Murray
      Manager, Customer Renewable Energy Solutions
      Austin Energy
      Speaker
    • Galen Barbose
      Research Scientist
      Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
      Speaker
    • Adrienne Lalle
      Manager, Utility of the Future
      Con Edison
      Speaker
  • 1:45 PM - 1:45 PM
    Utilities-Only: Cybersecurity Challenges Specific to Integrating DER
    Track: IoT and DR
    Systems are more complex, new technologies and controls are being implemented and the flow of information and energy is increasingly bi-directional. In this environment, network and system security becomes more important and more challenging. Utility staff actively engaged in SEPA's Cybersecurity working group will bring their expertise and efforts to the table to examine the current landscape and the challenges just down the road.
    • Aaron Smallwood
      Vice President, Technical Services
      SEPA
      Moderator
    • David Lawrence
      Manager, Technology Development
      Duke Energy
      Speaker
  • 2:45 PM - 2:45 PM
    Solution Provider Break
    Track: Conference Event
  • 3:15 PM - 3:15 PM
    Solution Labs I: Developing a Plan with NWAs
    Track: Solution Labs
    Non-wires alternatives You are tasked with developing a planning process to consider non-wires alternatives to traditional grid investments. How do you begin? What are the elements you need to consider when considering non-wires alternatives in the planning process? (e.g. hosting capacity analysis, restricted circuits mapping, locational value of DERs)
    • Brenda Chew
      Senior Manager, Research
      SEPA
      Moderator
  • 3:15 PM - 3:15 PM
    Solution Labs I: Distribution Planning with NWAs for System Constraints
    Track: Solution Labs
    Distribution Planning You have a constraint on a distribution feeder. One solution is to build new lines, but your regulators and/or board is pushing you to pursue a non-wires alternative (NWA). How do you integrate these new opportunities into your planning processes? How do you procure and evaluate (weigh) the options and what criteria should be used? Can supplemental benefits be identified with a holistic approach?
    • Jennifer Szaro
      Vice President, Research and Education
      SEPA
      Moderator
  • 3:15 PM - 3:15 PM
    Solution Labs I: Interconnection Standards and Processes
    Track: Solution Labs
    Interconnection Extravaganza You’ve already interconnected a significant amount of distributed and utility scale solar. Now comes the fun part - how do you adjust your interconnection standards (and processes?) to allow for energy storage, EV, and other demand side technologies?
    • Chris Schroeder
      Vice President, Advisory Services
      SEPA
      Moderator
  • 3:15 PM - 3:15 PM
    Solution Labs I: Developing EV Rates
    Track: Solution Labs
    Rates, Tariffs, and Teslas (Oh my!) You are tasked with developing an EV-specific time-varying rate for customers that drive electric vehicles. You want to encourage them to charge during off-peak hours. What do you need to consider when developing this rate that incentivizes EV adoption while ensuring costs are allocated equitably? What are the pain points? What alternative options might be available (e.g., managed charging, subscription models) to more effectively address the need?
    • Erika Myers
      Principal, Transportation Electrification
      SEPA
      Moderator
  • 3:15 PM - 3:15 PM
    Solution Labs I: Cybersecurity for DER
    Track: Solution Labs
    There’s a bear in the woods You’ve been tasked with organizing a cybersecurity strategy for DER devices that have been interconnected to your grid. Between distributed solar, energy storage, EVs, and other smart home devices, a lot of customer and system data is generated and you face a lot of potential security and privacy threats. How do you keep track of all of the 3rd party devices that are being used as a grid asset? Are these third parties held to data security standards? How do you respond to cybersecurity threats when customers or 3rd parties own the “problem”? Or on the flip side, how can you leverage the 3rd party devices to give you a more holistic view of your grid?
    • Aaron Smallwood
      Vice President, Technical Services
      SEPA
      Moderator
  • 3:15 PM - 3:15 PM
    Solution Labs I: Mad Max - Rebuilding from Scratch
    Track: Solution Labs
    Mad Max The post-apocalyptic world is beginning to rebuild and electricity is a top priority for your recovering community. You have an opportunity to build your vision of what a utility “should be” and need to sell this vision to your benevolent overlords. Describe your utility. What roles is it filling? Who are your customers (and are they just electricity customers or are you providing other services)? Are you building - putting poles in the ground and planning for big generation? Are you generating or controlling generation? If you are building the future - what pieces are you using and what is different from your system today?
    • Christine Stearn
      Senior Manager
      SEPA
      Moderator
  • 3:15 PM - 3:15 PM
    Solution Labs I: Community Solar - Adding to Your Program
    Track: Solution Labs
    Community Solar You have a community solar project on the books and now want to extend the program to additional customers. Before you do - What has changed in CS since your last project - any new considerations? Is the approach to ownership and financing the same? How do ensure that your program will be fully subscribed? What community engagement and stakeholders are key to success?
    • Medha Surampudy
      Senior Associate, Research
      SEPA
      Moderator
  • 3:15 PM - 3:15 PM
    Solution Labs I: What's Your Model for Launching an Energy Storage Program?
    Track: Solution Labs
    Energy Storage You are tasked with organizing your utility’s energy storage for behind the meter storage. Management wants to start with a pilot project of 100 customers. What do you need to establish before launching a program? How will it be used and what is the utility business model for this type of program?
    • Nick Esch
      Manager, Research
      SEPA
      Moderator
  • 3:15 PM - 3:15 PM
    Solution Labs I: Building Benefits with Microgrids
    Track: Solution Labs
    Microgrids - Not only can microgrids serve as backup power in an emergency, microgrids can provide valuable services to your utility, including energy storage and demand response. These services can support load shifting, frequency response and voltage control. Recently, your state's Governor called for the formation of a microgrid services tariff. What does this tariff look like? If you were to establish a new utility rate, how would you go about compensating for these services? What regulations and standards should the microgrid be held to in order to ensure grid safety and reliability?
    • Jared Leader
      Manager, Advisory Services
      SEPA
      Moderator
  • 5:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    Solution Provider's Reception
    Track: Conference Event
  • 8:30 AM - 8:30 AM
    Utilities-Only: Paving the Yellow Brick Road to the Future Utility
    Track: Regulatory Innovation
    We often hear about the Utility of the Future - But what does that mean and how far are we looking into the future? What goals does the future utility represent and what actions are the leading utilities taking right now? Learn and share with colleagues from Exelon, Hawaiian Electric and Holy Cross Energy.
    • Bryan Hannegan
      President & CEO
      Holy Cross Energy
      Speaker
    • Jim Alberts
      Senior Vice President, Business Development and Strategy
      Hawaiian Electric Company
      Speaker
    • Val Jensen
      Senior Vice President, Strategy & Policy
      Exelon Corporation
      Speaker
    • Christine Stearn
      Senior Manager
      SEPA
      Moderator
  • 8:30 AM - 8:30 AM
    ComEd & NYPA Case Studies: Microgrids for System Resilience
    Track: Tech Integration
    We have set high expectations for microgrids as a solution for - meeting community needs, controls, resilience, emergency preparedness and response and new business models. This session will share and discuss two case studies: ComEd's Bronzeville microgrid turning a neighborhood into a testbed for smart grid-enabled technologies and NYPA's microgrid for CUNY in which can manage demand and dispatch storage based on solar availability and market levels. Bring your ideas and your questions.
    • Carla Frieh
      Director of Engineering
      Commonwealth Edison
      Speaker
    • Guy Sliker
      Director, Product Development
      NYPA
      Speaker
    • Kevin McGrath
      Senior Manager, Development
      SEPA
      Moderator
  • 8:30 AM - 8:30 AM
    Utilities-Only: Not Your Grandma's Customer Engagement Strategies
    Track: Utility Business Models
    The utility industry is undergoing a number of significant changes in the transition to clean energy and the introduction of new technologies. When new technologies are introduced, the predicted impacts of the technology are significantly over-valued, and the impacts of consumer behavior/trends are significantly under-valued. Different utilities have different customer engagement needs and strategies. Speakers will share customer research that is informing future program design and new approaches to informing and ensuring customer buy-in of utility goals. Hear a case study from one utility on how they are engaging with customers around ambitious clean energy and carbon emissions reductions goals.
    • Bill LeBlanc
      Chief Instigation Agent
      ESource
      Speaker
    • Adam Wasserman
      Vice President, Development and Engagement
      SEPA
      Moderator
    • Julia Eagles
      Public Policy and Strategy Manager
      Xcel Energy
      Speaker
  • 9:45 AM - 9:45 AM
    Utilities-Only: Utilities in Transition - Business Models for the Future
    Track: Utility Business Models
    Where are the new areas for utility business models? We will move beyond the conventional, working with deregulated entities, and third parties and focusing on services and virtual offerings like customer energy management services, offering new ways to facilitate renewables for customers, and new ideas for opportunities for utilities to compete and work with experienced technology companies on their turf.
    • Kevin Johnson
      Lead Program Manager
      National Grid
      Speaker
    • Sangeeta Ranade
      VP, Clean Energy Business & Market Development
      New York Power Authority
      Speaker
    • Emilie Bolduc
      VP, New York Energy Manager
      NYPA
      Speaker
    • Brad Benton
      Senior Manager, Membership
      SEPA
      Moderator
  • 9:45 AM - 9:45 AM
    Utilities-Only: IRPs and DRPs - Planning for What's Next
    Track: Regulatory Innovation
    Utility planners have historically forecast demand and scheduled traditional generation to meet that demand, however, new technologies allow us to use flexible renewable resources and flexible load to ensure that demand and supply stay in balance. The flexibility that these technologies provide allows for a lower-cost and lower-emission power sector. It also enables the cost-effective integration of new electric loads, like electrified transportation, water heating, and space conditioning.
    • Rachel Huang
      Director, Distributed Energy Strategy
      Sacramento Municipal Utility District
      Speaker
    • Kate Strickland
      ​Manager, Utility and Regulatory Strategy
      SEPA
      Moderator
    • Joachim Seel
      Scientific Engineering Associate
      Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
      Speaker
  • 9:45 AM - 9:45 AM
    Grid Integration Standards - Solving the Communication and Control Puzzle
    Track: Tech Integration

    Moving forward with Grid Modernization is more effective with the right industry standards in place. In it's update to 1547, IEEE has provided the industry with standard solutions to grid integration scenarios. Since it's formalization as a standard in 2016, Open Field Message Bus (OpenFMB) continues to develop and is being proven in field demonstrations. This session will explore the updates to IEEE 1547, the adoption of OpenFMB, and potential future changes to these and other Grid Integration standards.

    • David Lawrence
      Manager, Technology Development
      Duke Energy
      Speaker
    • Aaron Smallwood
      Vice President, Technical Services
      SEPA
      Moderator
  • 10:45 AM - 10:45 AM
    Solution Provider Break
    Track: Conference Event
  • 11:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Solution Labs II: Interconnection Standards and Processes
    Track: Solution Labs
    Interconnection Extravaganza You’ve already interconnected a significant amount of distributed and utility scale solar. Now comes the fun part - how do you adjust your interconnection standards (and processes?) to allow for energy storage, EV, and other demand side technologies?
    • Chris Schroeder
      Vice President, Advisory Services
      SEPA
      Moderator
  • 11:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Solution Labs II: Building Opportunities and Finding Solutions with Microgrids
    Track: Solution Labs
    Microgrids - Your utility regularly faces wildfires every season. Transmission lines often cause the fires or are de-energized in bad fire conditions to avoid them. Either way, your customers are not happy. What opportunities do microgrids create to avoid these problems? If there was indeed the need to preemptively shut down lines, what customers would you consider critical customers to maintain electricity service to? If you decided to deploy microgrids throughout your service territory to serve critical infrastructure during these instances, where would you deploy them?
  • 11:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Solution Labs II: Distribution Planning with NWAs for System Constraints
    Track: Solution Labs
    Distribution Planning You have a constraint on a distribution feeder. One solution is to build new lines, but your regulators and/or board is pushing you to pursue a non-wires alternative (NWA). How do you integrate these new opportunities into your planning processes? How do you procure and evaluate (weigh) the options and what criteria should be used? Can supplemental benefits be identified with a holistic approach?
    • Jennifer Szaro
      Vice President, Research and Education
      SEPA
      Moderator
  • 11:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Solution Labs II: Developing a Plan with NWAs
    Track: Solution Labs
    Non-wires alternatives You are tasked with developing a planning process to consider non-wires alternatives to traditional grid investments. How do you begin? What are the elements you need to consider when considering non-wires alternatives in the planning process? (e.g. hosting capacity analysis, restricted circuits mapping, locational value of DERs)
    • Brenda Chew
      Senior Manager, Research
      SEPA
      Moderator
  • 11:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Solution Labs II: Developing EV Rates
    Track: Solution Labs
    Rates, Tariffs, and Teslas (Oh my!) You are tasked with developing an EV-specific time-varying rate for customers that drive electric vehicles. You want to encourage them to charge during off-peak hours. What do you need to consider when developing this rate that incentivizes EV adoption while ensuring costs are allocated equitably? What are the pain points? What alternative options might be available (e.g., managed charging, subscription models) to more effectively address the need?
    • Erika Myers
      Principal, Transportation Electrification
      SEPA
      Moderator
  • 11:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Solution Labs II: Cybersecurity for Integrating DERs
    Track: Solution Labs
    There’s a bear in the woods You’ve been tasked with organizing a cybersecurity strategy for DER devices that have been interconnected to your grid. Between distributed solar, energy storage, EVs, and other smart home devices, a lot of customer and system data is generated and you face a lot of potential security and privacy threats. How do you keep track of all of the 3rd party devices that are being used as a grid asset? Are these third parties held to data security standards? How do you respond to cybersecurity threats when customers or 3rd parties own the “problem”? Or on the flip side, how can you leverage the 3rd party devices to give you a more holistic view of your grid?
    • Aaron Smallwood
      Vice President, Technical Services
      SEPA
      Moderator
  • 11:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Solution Labs II: Mad Max - Rebuilding from Scratch
    Track: Solution Labs
    Mad Max The post-apocalyptic world is beginning to rebuild and electricity is a top priority for your recovering community. You have an opportunity to build your vision of what a utility “should be” and need to sell this vision to your benevolent overlords. Describe your utility. What roles is it filling? Who are your customers (and are they just electricity customers or are you providing other services)? Are you building - putting poles in the ground and planning for big generation? Are you generating or controlling generation? If you are building the future - what pieces are you using and what is different from your system today?
    • Christine Stearn
      Senior Manager
      SEPA
      Moderator
  • 11:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Solution Labs II: Community Solar - Adding to Your Program
    Track: Solution Labs
    Community Solar You have a community solar project on the books and now want to extend the program to additional customers. Before you do - What has changed in CS since your last project - any new considerations? Is the approach to ownership and financing the same? How do ensure that your program will be fully subscribed? What community engagement and stakeholders are key to success?
  • 11:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Solution Labs II: What's Your Model for Launching an Energy Storage Program?
    Track: Solution Labs
    Energy Storage You are tasked with organizing your utility’s energy storage for behind the meter storage. Management wants to start with a pilot project of 100 customers. What do you need to establish before launching a program? How will it be used and what is the utility business model for this type of program?
  • 1:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    EV Rate Design Opportunities to Manage Demand & Benefit the Grid
    Track: Regulatory Innovation
    Best practices: with the right approach, EV rate design will include opportunities for demand management and ancillary benefits to the grid.
    • Erika Myers
      Principal, Transportation Electrification
      SEPA
      Moderator
    • Robert Thomas
      Manager of Pricing Design, Regulatory Operations
      Southern California Edison
      Speaker
    • Bill LeBlanc
      Chief Instigation Agent
      ESource
      Speaker
  • 1:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    Building the Case for Non-Wires Alternatives
    Track: Utility Business Models
    Join a lively discussion focusing on utility opportunities for non-wires alternatives. Experts will share their exploration of alternatives to traditional wires projects, transparency and collaboration in planning to identify opportunities and examples of some of these opportunities including costs, benefits, and outcomes.
    • Brenda Chew
      Senior Manager, Research
      SEPA
      Moderator
    • Susan Mora
      Director, Utility Initiatives
      Exelon Corporation
      Speaker
    • Marie Schnitzer
      Lead Project Manager
      National Grid
      Speaker
    • Damei Jack
      Manager, Customer Energy Solutions
      Con Edison
      Speaker
  • 2:40 PM - 2:40 PM
    Final Plenary Session
    Track: Conference Event
    • Julia Hamm
      President & CEO
      SEPA
      Moderator