WEST: The Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel – San Francisco, CA – June 12-13, 2017   
EAST: Key Cultural Center at the Albany Institute of History & Art – Albany, NY – June 15-16, 2017


 

 

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About Utility of the Future: A Grid 2.0 Policy Tutorial

A comprehensive discussion by experts close to the California and New York regulatory proceedings of the new policy framework being assembled to provide structure to the grid of tomorrow. This detailed one-and-a-half day overview will provide essential insights for utilities, DER developers, financiers, and customers as they make plans to navigate the evolving electric power paradigm.

The demands on the electric grid are multiplying, including greater levels of renewable generation, the increasing penetration of customer-owned but grid-connected energy assets, and the electrification of transportation. In response, many states are working to develop new policy frameworks to enable the power distribution system to evolve in response, led most formally by California and New York. Regulators, grid owners, customers, third-party aggregators and technology providers are helping to develop new rules of the game for market and rate design, for new business models, and for new operational capabilities.
 
This in-depth tutorial, conducted by experts who are both involved in and deeply familiar with this policy-making process, will provide an invaluable deep dive for anyone involved with the evolution of the grid. The policy development process is complex and ongoing and thus difficult to track. Attendees will find this fine-grained summary of progress to date will bring them up to speed on the innovations in grid policy being constructed in California, New York, and other states. For anyone who needs to understand the organization, operation, monetization strategies, and opportunities of the grid of the future, this can’t be missed.

Topics to be covered in-depth include:

  • Policy drivers
  • Changing utility business models & incentives
  • Rate design for high DER penetration
  • Benefit-cost analysis
  • Hosting capacity
  • Data-sharing
  • DSO / DSP / DERPs / DERMs
  • Social cost, valuing DERs
  • Locational net benefits
  • Interconnection
  • ISO & access to wholesale markets
  • Market animation & third party aggregators

 

Who Should Attend:

    • Utilities – Mid- (VP, Directors and Managers) and Junior-level staff in Policy, Government Affairs, Resource Planning, Distribution Grid, Grid Engineering, Markets & Customer Service departments; new hires, trainees.
    • Solution Providers/Equipment Suppliers – (Startups, Third Party Aggregators, Enterprise Utility Software, Global IT/Internet/Telecomm brands, Grid components and management tools, Communications & Control, Demand Response, Solar, Storage, Microgrids, Smart Home…): VP / Director of Market & Business development, Policy, Research, Government Affairs
    • Policy-makers from state corporate commissions, state energy agencies and state-ponsored research institutes, legislative analysts on Energy /Natural Resource committees
    • Environmental advocacy and renewables/cleantech-related associations
    • National Labs, thinktanks, research institutes, universities
    • Energy industry consultants and lawyers.

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