THE SMART WIRES GRID INNOVATION SYMPOSIUM

MAY 11TH, FROM 10AM TO 5PM

A happy hour and networking session will occur from 5-8pm following the symposium.

Join Smart Wires, ENTSO-E, and industry leaders from across North America for a discussion on how markets and technologies are evolving and developing to support more dynamic transmission grids.

GRID INNOVATION SYMPOSIUM AGENDA

WELCOME

  • Gregg Rotenberg, President, Smart Wires

XCEL’S TAKE ON INNOVATION, THE MOUNTAIN WEST REGION, AND THE FUTURE FOR UTILITIES

  • Stephen Beuning, Director of Market Operations, Xcel

OPERATION AND COORDINATION ACROSS EUROPE: MANAGING CRITICAL GRID SITUATIONS

  • Sonya Twohig, Manager System Operations, ENTSO-E

A EUROPEAN MARKET PERSPECTIVE ON FLOW BASED CAPACITY AND ALLOCATION – THE ISSUES AND SOLUTIONS IN EUROPE

  • Zoltan Gyulay, Manager Markets, ENTSO-E
  • An informal parallel Western perspective will be discussed following the presentation by Dariush Shirmohammadi, Executive Vice President, GridBright, Inc. and Technical Director, California Wind Energy Association

LUNCH – Sponsored by PG&E

  • The Evolution of Electric Power: Jim Avery, former Chief Development Officer, SDG&E
  • Launch of the Smart Wires Ebook

THE FUTURE IS NOW – A NEW PARADIGM OF ASSET MANAGEMENT FOR THE GRID

  • Dave Gabbard, Senior Director, Transmission Asset Management, PG&E
  • Frank Kreikebaum, SVP of Products and Solutions, Smart Wires
  • Mark O’Malley, Director International Institute for Energy Systems Integration
  • Tom Carr, Attorney/Economist, Western Interstate Energy Board

INNOVATION FOR ENHANCED RELIABILITY – HOW UTILITIES CAN LEVERAGE NEW TECHNOLOGIES AND STRATEGIES TO CREATE A MORE FLEXIBLE AND DEPENDABLE GRID

  • Brad Oachs, Senior Vice President ALLETE and President of Regulated Operations
  • J. Charles Smith, Executive Director, Utility Variable-Generation Integration Group
  • Jerry Schuman, Chief Executive Officer, PingThings, Inc.
  • Todd A. Snitchler, Principal, Vorys Advisors LLC – Former Chairman of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO)

SMART WIRES R&D FACILITY TOUR

  • Haroon Inam, Chief Technology Officer, Smart Wires

HAPPY HOUR NETWORKING SESSION

Location

Smart Wires R&D Facility
3292 Whipple Road, Union City, CA

SPEAKERS