September 10-12, 2013 | Almas Temple Club | Washington, DC

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Join Leading Policy-Makers, Utilities and Technology Experts to Strategize on Building the Resilient
Electric Grid of the 21st Century

 

  • Learn how to evaluate current system needs, assess technology options and develop system resiliency plans
  • Explore the latest smart grid technologies to enhance system resiliency
  • Assess how to best respond in restoring service to your customers, including customer communication strategies during and after a major event

 

Keynote Address: Energy Path to Resiliency: A Look Ahead Betty Ann Kane Chairman DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION


PLUS! Pre-Summit Workshop:
Advanced Emergency Planning & Preparedness for Utilities
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
This workshop will provide best practices in efficient emergency planning and preparedness
techniques in the wake of major events.

 


Hear from federal and state regulators responsible for hardening critical infrastructures and learn how to best prepare in dealing with cost recovery


Expert insights from these
participating companies: Advanced Research
Projects Agency-Energy
American Electric
Power Company
BC Hydro
Davies Consulting
Department of Energy
Department of Mass
Communication,
University of North
Carolina
District of Columbia Public
Service Commission
DNV Kema
E B Daigle Consulting
Entergy Corporation
Federal Communications
Commission
Florida Power & Light
Georgia Power
Jacobs Consultancy
Michigan Public
Service Commission
Navigant
New Jersey Board of
Public Utilities
Northeast Utilities
O’Neill Management
Consulting
Pennsylvania Public
Utility Commission
Perfect Power Institute
PPL Electric Utilities
PSE&G
Public Utilities Commission
of Ohio
Public Utility Commission
of Texas
Quanta Technology
S&C Electric
Stephenson Disaster
Management Institute

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the wake of major natural disasters, like Hurricane Sandy, wide-ranging rules
to disaster-proof or “harden” critical infrastructure such as the electric grid are
slowly being adopted by regulators. Smart grid technology such as smart meters,
sensors, microgrids and DA systems, are highlighted as viable solutions to
make the grid more resilient. Although the relevance and adoption of smart grid
technology is increasingly becoming clearer, its adoption will still need buy-in
at all levels from utility customers to regulators. In addition to this, regulators are
severely scrutinizing and more willing to penalize utilities for lack of planning
and preparation and restoring service to customers, as it can significantly
impact the customer rate base. Therefore, these questions still remain: is your
system strong enough to handle the next major event, how do you evaluate the
technology and can it be integrated into your system, and how do you get buy-in
to support these upgrades?

Now more than ever, it is important that utilities not only have effective
emergency preparedness plans and service restoration strategies in place – but
that they direct their attention to opportunities the industry has converged to
make the aging grid infrastructure more resilient against natural disasters. Only
those primed with valuable insights into building a smarter grid of the future and
having effective emergency plans in place, will be able to stand up against the
major events of the 21st century.

Infocast’s System Resiliency and Service Restoration Summit will address the
growing need for resiliency and emerging interest in upgrading the Grid through
integrating and applying smart grid technologies and utilizing best practices in
service restoration. Utilities, Municipalities, State Regulators and Government
Officials, Smart Grid Technology Developers, Software and Equipment Vendors,
Contractors, Consultants and Analysts will learn best practices from real-world
case studies in emergency planning and system hardening from some of the
country’s top utility companies. Attendees will gain valuable insights and updates
from regulators in a Post-Sandy world, assess costs and benefits associated with
the integration of advanced smart grid technology and obtain lessons learned in
managing restoration efforts.

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