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Grid Edge Innovation Summit is a 4-day virtual conference that talks about the different and recent innovations used in the electric grid and what can be expected in the near future. The presentations are likely to be data-intensive in which notable companies at the forefront of the energy sector will handle the preparations.

The topics can be diverse and deep. These include data analytics, artificial intelligence usage, virtual power plants or VPPs, DERMS, and more digital tools. One main point of the discussions will be how those things mentioned can enhance further the resilience and flexibility of the grid.

Featured Speakers:

  • Nichole Owens – Vice President, Customer Channels (ComEd)
  • Antoine Jourdain – Chief Technology Officer (Enedis)
  • Macy Neshati – CEO (Antelope Valley Transportation Authority)
  • Dan Weekley – Vice President Energy, Innovation Policy & Implementation (Dominion Energy)
  • Jill Powers – Infrastructure & Energy Policy Manager (CAISO)
  • Larry Bekkedahl – Vice President, Grid Architecture (Portland General Electric)
  • Brad Gammons – Global Managing Director, IBM Energy, Environment and Utility Industry (IBM)
  • Quinn Nakayama – Director of Integrated Grid Planning & Innovation (PG&E)
  • Kumi Premathilake – Division Vice President, AMI, and Services (Hubbell Utility Solutions)
  • Mike Edmonds – Chief Commercial Officer (S&C Electric Company)
  • Sotiris Georgiopoulos – Head of Smart Grid Development (UK Power Networks)
  • Elizabeth Cook, PhD – Sr. Manager, System Planning (Duquesne Light Company)


The overall agenda of the conference is to understand market design implications, technology, flexibility adoption, and the identity of the utility groundbreakers. For a rundown of the specific topics, below is the list.

  • The business models and technology behind VPPs, or Virtual Power Plants, and other aggregation services of DER
  • The purpose of mini-grids in securing electric power
  • Financing, constructing, and operating of charging infrastructure and the prospects for using EVs as grid flexibility enablers
  • Internet of things or IoT, artificial intelligence or AI, and edge computing applications for distribution planning and automation, load forecasting, and customer experience personalization
  • Early experiences of grids in Europe and the future evolution of grids in the US
  • Role of utilities as digital service providers

If you are looking to be part of the Grid Edge Innovation Summit, click on the link below to register. Please note that there are limited slots available only. See you there!

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