Energy Thought Summit 2022 Energy Thought Summit 2022

Video games have created spaces for autonomy, authenticity and self expression, but how do we have that same kind of freedom in the real world? At ETS22 Power Up we will bring together executive thought leaders to power-up conversations about the changing energy landscape. In a week of leveling-up business models, learning to harness the power of their customer base, and epic discussion on empowerment and inclusion- get ready to Power UP for stronger resilience and effective sustainability measures driven by the greatest power-up there is….you!

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Hotel ZaZa Austin
400 Lavaca Street
Austin, TX
 

 

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Monday, April 11, 2022

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Workshop 1: Bridge to the Future: Charting a Vendor Neutral Path to Interoperability
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Clyde Seepersad
Clyde Seepersad
Linux Foundation, General Manager, Training & Certification
Dr. Shuli Goodman
Dr. Shuli Goodman
Linux Foundation Energy, Founder & Executive Director


The global power systems industry is on the cusp of a new era of interoperability. The shift to distributed energy is essential to regulators and utilities to insure decarbonization of local economies. These demands are fundamentally reshaping the balance between all market players and require a base communication layer between devices, utilities, systems, customers, and other market actors. Open collaboration between utilities, aggregators, regulators, producers, consumers, and OEMs on the non-differentiating software, standards, and hardware, is a crucial component of managing this transition. 

The goal of this session is to transfer knowledge about how to accelerate innovation, development, and diffusion as a means to drive your organization’s optimization and modernization. Given the constraints on talent acquisition, this session will focus on training and community as the de facto pathway for massive utility transformation. 

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Workshop 2: How to Drive DEI Within Your Organization and Yourself
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Quinn Parker
Quinn Parker
ENCOLOR, Founder & CEO

Increasing the diversity, equity and inclusion within your organization can feel overwhelming. As individuals, you want to support diversity, equity and inclusion but don't know where to start. Many of you may be members of affinity groups that drive change through various organized events or by providing a space for discussion but you wish you had more support. And some of you may find yourselves on committees or councils that have been charged with driving strategy within the organization but you wish you had more direction. This session will explore various ways individuals, groups or committees can engage in pushing forward DEI initiatives and will provide actionable steps you can take to continue to drive DEI change. 

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Workshop 3: Creating Your Space - Female Entrepreneurs in Energy
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Catherine Garcia Flowers
Catherine Garcia Flowers
Energy Well Texas, Co-Founder
Liz Maberry
Liz Maberry
Energy Texas, Founder & Chief Marketing Officer
Sadie Bronk
Sadie Bronk
Energy Bees, CEO and Co-Founder
Amy Atchley
Amy Atchley
Austin Energy, Sr. Lead, EV Equity Program
Bethany Ruhe
Bethany Ruhe
Gridmates, Director of Programming

Director of Communications and Programming at Gridmates, Bethany Ruhe, will lead a discussion on what it takes to stand out in a male-dominated energy industry. Coming from retail energy, non-profit and solar, this incredibly talented panel of women will inspire you to make some of your own waves. 

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[Keynote] Our Bright Green, Circular Energy Future
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Sally Dominguez
Sally Dominguez
Author, Futurist, Inventor, Creative Resilience Expert, Innovation Provocateur

Sally works as an inventor working at the bleeding edge of renewable technologies, including wave energy, current energy and - her particular passion - affordable green hydrogen. This keynote includes her insights on new battery technology, affordable energy storage options, Circular economy innovations and future directions in transportation and building energy systems. Exploring resilience and decentralized energy solutions, Sally also poses the question: if we have abundant renewable resources for energy generation, can we remove the focus on efficiency and thus serve more people?

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[Fireside Chat] Meter 3.0: AMI and the Clean Energy Future
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Carlos Nouel
Carlos Nouel
National Grid, VP, Transformation Programs
Jay Lasseter
Jay Lasseter
Landis+Gyr, VP, Industry + Growth
Joyce Deuley
Joyce Deuley
Zpryme, Senior Research & Content Analyst

The next generation of AMI will define the digital utility landscape, expanding the amount, quality, and applications of data across the grid. Join Carlos Nouel, VP of Smart Solutions at National Grid, and Jay Lasseter, VP of Industry Solutions at Landis+Gyr, for a fireside chat exploring how meters are poised to enable the clean energy future. 

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Main Quest: Decentralizing the Grid
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Eric Dresselhuys
Eric Dresselhuys
ESS Inc, Chief Executive Officer
Adrian Rodriguez
Adrian Rodriguez
PSE, Senior Vice President of Regulatory and Strategy
Jessica Christianson
Jessica Christianson
El Paso Electric, Senior Director of Innovation and Sustainability
Erika Bierschbach
Erika Bierschbach
Austin Energy, Vice President, Energy Market Operations & Resource Planning
Donny Holaschutz
Donny Holaschutz
inodú, Co-Founder and Managing Partner

Our main quest in the energy transition is to decentralize our existing systems to create a distributed network of renewables that can generate, store, and distribute energy across the grid. Follow our guides as we walk you through how technology and analytics unlock the power of decentralization to create cleaner energy for all.

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[Fireside Chat] Top 5 Mistakes Utilities Make When Trying to Innovate
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Kimberly M. Britton
Kimberly M. Britton
EPIcenter, CEO
Ricky Murray
Ricky Murray
Zpryme, Senior Director of Marketing

Join EPIcenter's CEO, Kimberly Britton, and Zpryme’s Senior Marketing Director, Ricky Murray, as they discuss how Sustainability, Customer Empowerment, Optimization, Resilience, and Electrification(SCORE) are key factors to innovation 

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The Next Level of Decarbonization
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Andrew Singer
Andrew Singer
Constellation, Vice President of Customer Programs & Services
Emeka Anyanwu
Emeka Anyanwu
Seattle City Light, Energy Innovation & Resources Officer
Nancy Bui-Thompson
Nancy Bui-Thompson
SMUD, Board Director
Angel Lance
Angel Lance
Motive Power, Founder and CEO

It's becoming clear that sustainability goals are not enough to slow the global rate of climate change. Communities, states, and countries need to aim for the next level of decarbonization. This session discusses how we define additional steps to take, what new ambitious goals we should set, and how utilities can act now to push their organizations and communities to the next level.

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

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[ETS Talk] Equity and the Energy Transition
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Jarred Metoyer
Jarred Metoyer
DNV, Senior Vice President / Managing Director Markets and Risk
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Powering Customer Experience Optimization with Automation
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Bashir Bseirani
Bashir Bseirani
Avertra, CEO, CTO & Co-Founder
Laxman Challa
Laxman Challa
Southwest Gas Corporation, Manager, SAP Cloud and Technology
Christina Oliver
Christina Oliver
Lower Colorado River Authority, Vice President of Strategy and Process Improvement
Joyce Deuley
Joyce Deuley
Zpryme, Senior Research & Content Analyst

Increasing and evolving customer demands are driving utilities to adapt across the entire enterprise. Back-office operations are key to meeting customer expectations and are ripe for automation and optimization. This session will discuss the changing customer experience landscape and how utilities are solving challenges with back office innovations.

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[ETS Talk] Get Shift Done: How Analytics is Boldly Revolutionizing EV Load Shift, Program Optimization, and Grid Reliability
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Maria Kretzing
Maria Kretzing
Bidgely, Head of Innovation

While 100% of automotive manufacturers intend to release electric vehicles, less than 4% of customers seeking electric vehicles turn to their utilities for guidance. Not only are electric companies challenged to establish themselves as a trusted advisor to customers, but also strategically shift resulting loads to protect the grid in this context of increasing variability. Further, with $200 billion in potential EV revenue on the line, electric companies are racing to redefine existing business models. 

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[Fireside Chat] Bringing Tech World Business Sense To The Energy Transition
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Scott Bolton
Scott Bolton
Senior VP Transmission Development, PacifiCorp
TJ Harper
TJ Harper
Armada Power, President
Dylan Lockwood
Dylan Lockwood
Zpryme, Senior Editor

A clean and carbon free grid requires energy control inside the home and integration into customers’ day-to-day lifestyle choices. Technology companies have successfully integrated themselves into our lives, but energy is a different world. Tech-savvy professionals are playing an increasingly vital role in the rapidly changing energy landscape. In this session, Armada Power's President, TJ Harper, and PacifiCorp’s Senior VP of Transmission Development, Scott Bolton explore how technological expertise in areas such as IP, security, manufacturing, and installation helps the energy transition now and into the future.

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The Cheat Code: Unlocking the Next Generation of Clean-Tech and Human Innovation
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Kelly James
Kelly James
Salesforce, SVP & GM for Energy & Utilities
Bryan Hannegan
Bryan Hannegan
Holy Cross Energy, President & CEO
Deanna Rodriguez
Deanna Rodriguez
Entergy New Orleans, President & CEO
Erin Autin
Erin Autin
Zpryme, Sr. Director of Research & Content

The human element of cleantech cannot be ignored. Customers are looking for ambitious clean energy goals and a new generation of capable workers will be needed to operate it. This session will focus on how utilities can strategize to meet rising customer expectations and create an enduring proactive enterprise in the cleantech era. 

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Breakout A: Realistic Applications of AI at Utilities
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Evan O’Mahoney
Evan O’Mahoney
CPS Energy, VP, Technology Services
Cengizhan Yenerim
Cengizhan Yenerim
ENGIE Global Energy, Management & Sales US, Head of Risk Development
Yuvaraj Mani
Yuvaraj Mani
App Orchid, Chief Product Officer
Trinity Lloyd
Trinity Lloyd
Google Cloud, Energy Transition & Sustainability Lead
Hebah Bukhari
Hebah Bukhari
Zpryme, Research & Content Analyst

Externally and internally utilities are digitizing systems across the enterprise, and new platforms are rising to manage increased complexity. This session will focus on applications and use cases of AI to help utility processes, workforce management, customer relations, and more! 

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Breakout B: Next Gen Consumer Programs
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Astrid Atkinson
Astrid Atkinson
Camus Energy, CEO and Co-Founder
Elizabeth Brock
Elizabeth Brock
CenterPoint Energy, VP Energy Solutions & Business
Dylan Lockwood
Dylan Lockwood
Zpryme, Senior Editor

The nature of utility-customer relationships has fundamentally changed in an increasingly connected digital world and utilities must adapt by envisioning and implementing programs that address the needs of the their customers and communities. This session will focus on what kinds of new customer programs are on the horizon as well as what can enable new dynamics between utilities and consumers. 

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Breakout C: Grid Edge Strategy Guide
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Andrew Kling
Andrew Kling
Sentient Energy, Technical Director of Analytics Services
Shaun Hoyte
Shaun Hoyte
ConEdison, Section Manager of Clean Energy Networks
Cameron Freberg
Cameron Freberg
Austin Energy, Utility Strategist - Electric Vehicles & Emerging Technologies
Joyce Deuley
Joyce Deuley
Zpryme, Senior Research & Content Analyst

The grid edge is a wide open space for innovation. Customers are taking their energy futures into their own hands and utilities are trying their best to meet them there. This session will explore the ways that the future of the grid will be determined by what happens at the edge and how utilities and customers can both take advantage.

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Breakout D: Secure by Design: Building, Managing, and Contributing to a Secure Software Supply Chain
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John Miri
John Miri
LCRA, Chief Administrative Officer
Russell Boyer
Russell Boyer
Dell Technologies, Global Energy Field Director, Utilities
Brian Behlendorf
Brian Behlendorf
Open Source Security Foundation, General Manager
Dr. Shuli Goodman
Dr. Shuli Goodman
Linux Foundation Energy, Founder & Executive Director

Digitalization is not optional. It is central to a distributed energy future in which there may be billions of devices and buildings connected to power networks. At the heart of the communication between these devices is software. Critical infrastructure must not be allowed to be compromised by malicious actors. Therefore, we must fundamentally make security central to the design of power networks from coding, to the field, to retirement. Not acting has proven costly and kills. The only path forward is to work together and collectively raise our game.


This session will engage experts in the area of supply-chain security from the different points of view of the utility, software vendor, hardware manufacturer, and cross-industry community leadership perspective. 

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Breakout E: Plug & Play: What it Takes to EVolve
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Cherish Smith
Cherish Smith
Guidehouse, Director, Energy, Sustainability, & Infrastructure
Lindsey McDougall
Lindsey McDougall
Austin Energy, Utility Strategist, Electric Vehicles & Emerging Technologies
John Fernandes
John Fernandes
Customized Energy Solutions, Senior Consultant - Emerging Technologies
Laurel Morris
Laurel Morris
Zpryme, Utility & Mobility Project Manager

Electric Vehicles are one of the most decentralized aspects of the global effort to reduce emissions and are therefore going to be a continuing trend basically everywhere. This panel will focus on how utilities can standardize EV infrastructure and make their systems flexible enough for a “plug and play” ecosystem at the grid edge. 

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Breakout F: Expansion Pack: Energy Efficiency & Demand Response Policy
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Noah Oaks
Noah Oaks
SPEER, State & Local Policy Manager
Anita Ledbetter
Anita Ledbetter
Build San Antonio Green, Executive Director
Doug Lewin
Doug Lewin
Texas Energy Summit, President
Rick Luna
Rick Luna
CPS Energy, Director, Technology & Product Innovation
Dylan Lockwood
Dylan Lockwood
Zpryme, Senior Editor

As the energy industry moves to decarbonize, an often overlooked resource is energy efficiency. Demand response programs can help reduce energy consumption to increase resiliency of the grid while allowing customers to play a role in energy conservation. How can policy help remove barriers to enable and improve energy efficiency programs? 

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[ETS Film] Chicago Legend Documentary
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Kelly James
Kelly James
Salesforce, SVP & GM for Energy & Utilities

Chicago Legend, featuring Shermann Thomas, “Dilla” with an inside look at a husband, father, urban historian, and line-worker who calls Chicago home.  

This film was made possible by Salesforce, Zpryme and ComEd.


Opening by Kelly James, SVP & GM, Energy and Utilities, Salesforce

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Location: The Foundation for Digital Twins
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Matt Piper
Matt Piper
ESRI, Global Director Industry Solutions: Utilities, Infrastructure & AEC
Adrian Rodriguez
Adrian Rodriguez
PSE, Senior Vice President of Regulatory and Strategy
Erin Autin
Erin Autin
Zpryme, Sr. Director of Research & Content

Today's grid will not meet the demands of the 21st century and beyond, and utilities need solutions that will drive better business decisions. Interactive 3D Digital Twins harness the power of location intelligence to give utilities a more complete picture of their assets. This session discusses the digital utility of the future and how locational intelligence influences better investment and operational decision-making.

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Managing the Resilience+Renewable Imperative
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Michael Oshetski
Michael Oshetski
Micatu, CEO
Dwayne Stradford
Dwayne Stradford
AEP, Managing Director of ENRA Strategic Initiatives
Hebah Bukhari
Hebah Bukhari
Zpryme, Research & Content Analyst

Utilities are facing increasing calls to invest heavily in both renewable resources and grid resiliency. This session will discuss emerging technologies, policy proposals, and infrastructure investments that ensure reliability is maintained during this period of accelerated renewables integration 

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Powering a New Generation of Change Makers
Paul Lau
Paul Lau
SMUD, CEO & General Manager
Jason Rodriguez
Jason Rodriguez
Zpryme, CEO & Co-Founder

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

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Welcome
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Ricky Murray
Ricky Murray
Zpryme, Senior Director of Marketing
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[email protected]
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These top 6 startups are challenging the status quo & reimagining how utilities POWER UP their performance. Over the course of the next hour and 15 minutes, we will hear groundbreaking case studies in the format of 4 minute presentations followed by 7 minutes for judges Q&A. You don't want to miss this jolt of innovation first thing in the morning!  

Demand IQ, 8:50 am - 9:01 am  

ClearTrace, 9:02 am - 9:13 am 

Armada Power LLC, 9:15 am - 9:26 am 

Innovation Force, 9:27 am - 9:38 am 

UMS Group - InfraShield Labs, 9:39 am - 9:50 am 

ATX LED, 9:51 am - 10:02 am 

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Unlocking Fleet Electrification Opportunities
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Andrew Higgins
Andrew Higgins
CPS Energy, Senior Director, Products & Services
Gary Rackliffe
Gary Rackliffe
Hitachi Energy, VP of Market Development & Innovation
Karl Popham
Karl Popham
Austin Energy, Manager, Electric Vehicles & Emerging Tech
Erika Myers
Erika Myers
World Resources Institute (WRI) Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, Global E-Mobility Director
Navneet Trivedi
Navneet Trivedi
Vrinda, Co-Founder and COO

As we inch closer to deadlines for sustainability and net zero goals, utilities and cities are planning for fleet electrification as a way to reduce emissions and decarbonize the energy sector. This panel will discuss how fleet electrification plays into the broader energy transition, the roles different stakeholders play in electrifying large fleets, and challenges and opportunities for utilities as infrastructure for fleet electrification is implemented

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[Keynote] Powering Up: Exelon's Path to a Clean Energy Future
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Calvin Butler Jr.
Calvin Butler Jr.
Exelon Utilities, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
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[Fireside Chat] Embracing Emerging Technologies for the Utility of the Future
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Jason Handley
Jason Handley
Duke Energy, General Manager, Customer Delivery Distributed Energy Group
Ryan Gerbrandt
Ryan Gerbrandt
Anterix, Chief Operating Officer
Hebah Bukhari
Hebah Bukhari
Zpryme, Research & Content Analyst

The convergence of electric and water utilities, telecom, and tech is creating new opportunities to enhance the capabilities and performance of the grid. This fireside chat will go into how emerging technologies such as AI, machine learning, drones, robotics, and more can be utilized to create a new ecosystem that can benefit utilities, entrepreneurs, and customers alike.

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[Fireside Chat] Future of Work: Connecting Communities, Employees, and Customers
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Bashir Bseirani
Bashir Bseirani
Avertra, CEO, CTO & Co-Founder
Mary Anne Brelinsky
Mary Anne Brelinsky
EDF Energy North America, President
Jason Rodriguez
Jason Rodriguez
Zpryme, CEO & Co-Founder

Utilities are constantly looking for ways to take their customer experiences up to the next level. To achieve greater customer service, unifying user experiences is critical in bridging gaps between employees, customers and the organization. This discussion will focus on how automation and optimization support workforce empowerment and connect communities to ultimately better serve the customer. 

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ETS Short Clip & [email protected] Winner Announcement
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CPS Energy Customer Video Introduction will lead us into the announcement of a final winner from the [email protected] pitch competition. The winner will be provided a monetary prize in addition to utility connections!

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[Breakout A] Leveling Up: Radical Change Makers & Innovative Models
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Dwayne Stradford
Dwayne Stradford
AEP, Managing Director of ENRA Strategic Initiatives
Elaine Veselka
Elaine Veselka
Austin Energy, Vice President, Customer Account Management
Gerry Metzler
Gerry Metzler
QBA, President
Kumi Premathilake
Kumi Premathilake
Hubbell Utility Systems, Division Vice President, AMI and Services
Joyce Deuley
Joyce Deuley
Zpryme, Senior Research & Content Analyst

In an era of radical technological, social, and economic transformation, utility business models simply cannot afford to run the same way they have the last hundred years. This session will focus on how utility business models and decision-making processes need to modernize for successful ventures in an era of digital transformation. 

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[Breakout B] Endgame: Equity in Solar Energy
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Suzanne Russo
Suzanne Russo
Pecan Street, Inc, CEO
Tatianna Cannon
Tatianna Cannon
Solar Austin, Executive Director
Mary Palmer
Mary Palmer
Austin Energy, Environmental Program Coordinator
Quinn Parker
Quinn Parker
ENCOLOR, Founder & CEO

Low-income customers stand to benefit significantly from installing rooftop solar panels, but barriers like living in rental properties and discriminatory lending practices have left these communities behind. This session discusses pathways for more equitable deployment of rooftop solar to historically underserved communities.  

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[Breakout C] Assemble Your Party: Consumer Outreach and Education
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Christen Waggoner
Christen Waggoner
CPS Energy, Interim VP, Customer Experience Operations
Stephanie Knight
Stephanie Knight
Apogee Interactive, Key Account Manager
Brian Lindamood
Brian Lindamood
Questline, VP of Marketing and Content Strategy
Ashley Nicholls
Ashley Nicholls
Doer/Maker, Co-Founder and CEO

The consumer is playing a significant role in shaping not only how energy is consumed but also how it is generated and distributed, giving rise to what the industry now calls the ‘prosumer’. For that reason alone customer empowerment is more essential than ever in the industry. Utilities can inform and empower consumers to become more responsive and engaged with adequate outreach and educational tools and programs.

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[Breakout D] Powerful Builds Use Energy Storage
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Judy McElroy
Judy McElroy
Fractal Energy Storage Consultants, CEO
Sol Bobst
Sol Bobst
Solar Ranch Development Company, President
Bill Hetherington
Bill Hetherington
Bandera Electric, CEO
Laurel Morris
Laurel Morris
Zpryme, Utility & Mobility Project Manager

Energy storage - or batteries - are a constantly-evolving technological hype in DER. Batteries can be a solution to integration and optimization. But as a technology that is still in its infancy, they come with their challenges. Join the discussion on overcoming those challenges and the best ways to utilize energy storage solutions

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[Breakout E] System Settings: Automation
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Gabe Prado
Gabe Prado
Cognite, Product Marketing Director, Power and Utilities
Guillermo Salazar
Guillermo Salazar
ICwhatUC, Co-Founder and CEO
Ali Mohammed
Ali Mohammed
NYPA, Sr. Director - Digital Innovation & Transformation Officer
Rick Cutter
Rick Cutter
Cloud for Utilities, Managing Partner

While the word “automation” brings to mind robot arms on assembly lines, in energy automation is more based in data analytics and digital processes. The intersection of automation and utility business practice if implemented strategically can lead to a more responsive utility with more complex services.

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[Breakout F] Byte-Sized Microgrids
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Mark Martyak
Mark Martyak
PowerSecure, Chief Sales Officer, Distributed Infrastructure
David Morton
David Morton
Endeavour, Microgrids Director, Edged Energy
Jim Piotrowski
Jim Piotrowski
Arizona Public Service, Director, Renewable Generation
Jason Smith
Jason Smith
General Manager, Bright Canyon Energy
Dylan Lockwood
Dylan Lockwood
Zpryme, Senior Editor

As more Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) are added onto the grid, the need to establish and maintain self-managed systems becomes more critical. Microgrids, for instance, can provide stable, continuous management of energy generation and distribution. Listen to industry experts discuss the advent of microgrids and how they’re going to power up the grid of the future 

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[Keynote] Power Up the Future with Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
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Dr. Michael Webber
Dr. Michael Webber
University of Texas, Professor, Josey Centennial Professorship in Energy Resources
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Changing Game, Changing Players
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Vivian Bouet
Vivian Bouet
CPS Energy, Chief Information Officer (CIO)
Jim McArdle
Jim McArdle
SAP, VP Platform and Technology Regulated Industries
Khalil Shalabi
Khalil Shalabi
Lower Colorado River Authority, Executive Vice President, Strategic Initiatives and Transformation
Erin Autin
Erin Autin
Zpryme, Sr. Director of Research & Content

The digital transformation is changing the energy landscape, along with the workforce. How does the workforce adapt to new opportunities and challenges, and what does the workforce of the future look like?

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[Fireside Chat] Customer Leadership in the Attention Economy Era
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Deepak Garg
Deepak Garg
Smart Energy Water, Founder and CEO
Katie Sloan
Katie Sloan
Southern California Edison, VP, Customer Programs and Services
Jason Rodriguez
Jason Rodriguez
Zpryme, CEO & Co-Founder

Utilities can often have difficulty getting the message out about their transformative programs and strategies which can frustrate customers and prevent others in the industry from learning by example. This session will focus on building holistic communication strategies around key transformative practices like decarbonization, electrification, and customer engagement to make sure everyone at your enterprise and as much of your customer base as possible is aware of your long term goals.

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ETS After Party

App Orchid & Google are hosting an exclusive event Wednesday April 13th at 7:00 pm.Join your peers to discuss Google & App Orchid’s Utility focus and innovation while experiencing Austin by sunset. Enjoy a 2-hour cruise on Town Lake, some of Austin’s finest BBQ, drinks, and live music. Register now to reserve your seat, limited seats are available. 

Transportation will be provided to and from the boat. (This is limited to Utility invites only. Not open to vendors)

Register Here

Thursday, April 14, 2022

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Public Power Game Changers
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Rudy Garza
Rudy Garza
CPS Energy, Interim President & CEO
Paul Lau
Paul Lau
SMUD, CEO & General Manager
Jackie Sargent
Jackie Sargent
Austin Energy, General Manager
David Dollihite
David Dollihite
Bridgewater Consulting, Managing Director

The CEOs of three powerhouse utilities assemble on stage to discuss their visions for the future of their business and the industry as a whole. 

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Collaboration with Large Customers for a Clean and Resilient Power System
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Jason Smith
Jason Smith
General Manager, Bright Canyon Energy
Steve Kiesner
Steve Kiesner
Edison Electric Institute, Sr. Director, National Markets
David J. Irwin P.E.
David J. Irwin P.E.
U.S. Army Office of Energy Initiatives, Director of Project Development
David McGeown
David McGeown
US Army Office of Energy Initiatives, Senior Advisor for Utilities

Utilities and the military have a long history of talking to each other. The speed of change in the energy business has shown that closer collaboration is needed to build a safe, reliable, resilient and clean grid. The panel will share experiences that demonstrate how keeping the lights on and defending the nation are complementary as we accelerate toward a net-zero 2050 economy.

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Patch Notes: New Opportunities Through Policy
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Lorraine Akiba
Lorraine Akiba
LHA Ventures, President & CEO
Sadzi Oliva
Sadzi Oliva
United Scrap Metal, VP Government Relations and Community
Maria S. Bocanegra
Maria S. Bocanegra
Illinois Commerce Commission, Commissioner
Gerardo Delgado
Gerardo Delgado
Quarles & Brady LLP, Energy Regulation Attorney

How can regulators and policymakers help create a more diverse and community-enabling industry?

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