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The new Grid Edge Technologies event will be an immersive experience bringing together key stakeholders from different industries in multiple ways.

As part of a comprehensive technical program, five dedicated stages on the show floor will provide avenues for solution providers, municipalities, utilities, and more to engage on a number of focused topics.

The complete schedule for all five technology stages will be available soon. Current participants and sessions chairs are featured in the listings below.


Grid Modernization STAGE

Supported by Black & Veatch

Measure, analyze, predict, protect, and control the grid of the future to deliver resilient, reliable, flexible, secure, sustainable, and affordable electricity. 


  • System reliability and resiliency
    • Vegetation management
    • Weather events (prep and restoration)
    • DC systems/equipment
    • Asset Management & Systems
  • Metering/ Monitoring / Measurement Equipment
    • Innovative sensing tech
    • AMI
    • Power measuring equipment
    • Infrared equipment
  • Advanced Distribution System
    • Smart switches
    • Utility equipment
    • Load management
    • Transformer monitoring
    • Voltage reg
    • Indicators/detectors
    • Relays
    • System protection


APRIL 12: 10:45 AM – 5:00 PM

  • Enabling Grid Edge Technologies
    • Marianna Vaiman, V&R Energy
  • World Changing Ideas for Positive Economic Development
    • Mike Beehler, Mike Beehler & Associates, LLC
  • Grid and Technology Readiness and Challenges for Accomodation
    • Nikoo Kouchakipour, Quanta Technology
  • National Grid Planning
    • Joe Paladino, U.S. Department of Energy

APRIL 13: 12:00 – 3:00 PM

  • Industry Experiences with Deployment of Grid Edge Technologies
    • Julio Romero Aguero, Quanta Technology
  • Conservation Voltage Reduction Impacts And Benefits On Distribution Networks
    • Troy Cherry, Reinhausen Manufacturing

Smart Cities STAGE

Digital technologies, algorithms and analytics needed to bring new and significant value to urban areas and their residents.


  • Building and home automation
  • Smart appliances
  • Intelligent lightning systems
  • IoT
  • Behind the meter solutions


APRIL 12: 12:15 – 4:30 PM

  • Electrification of a Residential Neighborhood, What Does it Really Look Like?
    • Nathan Bingham, POWER Engineers
  • At the Crossroads of Movement and Power: How Electric Vehicles can Serve as a Grid Resource
    • Katherine Stainken, Electrification Coalition
  • Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) Technology
    • Krista Van Tassel, SDG&E

APRIL 13: 12:30 – 3:00 PM

  • Flexible Loads to Enhance Grid Resilience and Decarbonization
    • Bill Hederman, QCoefficient
  • Microgrid Implementation: Key Technologies, Challenges, and Lessons Learned
    • Amin Zamani, Quanta Technology
  • Evolving Role of Flexible Loads in Achieving Net Zero Targets
    • Daniel Eghbal, Energy Queensland

GRID Connectivity STAGE

Communication systems solutions addressing the diverse requirements of the intelligent electrical power grid.


  • Telecommunications
    • Broadband solutions
    • Fiber
    • Private cellular
    • Mesh
    • Comm security
    • Comm management
    • Cyber
  • Business Intelligence & Data Management
    • Data collection, mining
    • Storage
    • Cloud services providers
    • Data analytics
  • AI/Computing solutions
    • Computational tech
    • AI/ML solutions
    • AR/VR solutions
    • Planning/modeling/simulations


April 12: 12:15 – 4:30 PM

  • 5G-enabled Grid Edge for immersive AI applications
    • Xiaoyuan Fan, PNNL
  • Evolution of Grid Edge Control Technologies towards Decarbonization and Energy Efficiency
    • Shakil Hossan, Eaton
  • Behind The Meter Distributed Energy Resources Management for Market Participation
    • Alex Papalexopoulos

April 13: 10:45 AM – 3:00 PM

  • Digitalization & Analytics
    • Atena Darvishi, NYPA
  • Application of Real-Time Simulation in Bulk Power System Studies with Renewables
    • Aboutaleb Haddadi, EPRI
  • Distributed Coordination Framework to Leverage Grid-Edge Resources for Grid Services.
    • James Ogle, PNNL

Distributed Resources STAGE

Small-scale electricity supply or demand resources that are interconnected to the electric grid.


  • Microgrids
  • Energy storage
  • Energy management
    • DER management system
    • Demand response
    • Energy efficiency
  • EV
    • Auto OEMS
    • EV charging infrastructure
    • EV fleet management
    • Telematics
  • Distributed generation
    • Solar PV
    • Clean H2
    • Wind
    • Power electronics
    • Biomass


April 12: 10:45 AM – 5:00 PM

  • Vehicle-Grid Integration Planning and Operation: Challenges and Solutions
    • Honghao Zheng, ComEd
  • Electric Vehicles Impacts on the Distribution Network and Adjacent Infrastructure
    • Boshra Momen Nejad, Corrpro Companies
  • Challenges in Achieving Net Zero Emission Targets with Solar and Energy Storage Technologies
    • Eva Wang, TotalEnergies
  • e-Mobility & Distributed Energy Resources
    • Kyle Pynn, Burns & McDonnell

April 13: 12:00 – 3:00 PM

  • DER Adoption Forecast and Electrification Grid Impacts
    • Julieta Giraldez, Kevala
  • Riding the Grid Edge
    • Veronika Rabl, Quanta Technology


Located in the center of the show floor, the Startup Stage will feature early stage startups with promising solutions to revolutionize the grid edge. Featured startups will present their ideas in as part of a Startup Showcase!

Details on potential speaking and sponsorship opportunities can be found here.