2016 Grid Modernization Summit

Accelerating Transformation

Host Utility

2016
nov
7-10
Capital Hilton • Washington, DC

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2016 Program

Sunday, November 6
10:00 AM - 5:00 PMRegistration
Capital Terrace
3:00 PM - 10:00 PMVendor Expo Set-up
Congress/Senate Room
Monday, November 7
7:00 AM - 5:00 PMRegistration
Capital Terrace
8:00 AM - 4:00 PMKorea Smart Grid Association (KSGA) Working Group
Ohio Room
8:30 AM - 5:30 PMGrid Management Working Group
New York Room
9:00 AM - 5:00 PMVendor Expo Set-up
Congress/Senate Room
5:00 PM - 6:00 PMSGIP Annual Members & Board Directors Meeting
Massachusetts Room
6:00 PM - 7:30 PMWelcome Reception
Capital Terrace
Tuesday, November 8
7:00 AM - 8:00 AMBreakfast
Foyer
7:00 AM - 5:00 PMRegistration
Capital Terrace
8:00 AM - 8:15 AMWelcome and Introduction
Presidential Room
8:15 AM - 8:45 AMHost Welcome: Providing Energy for a Changing World
Pepco – part of Pepco Holdings, a subsidiary of Exelon – has provided electric service to the nation’s capital for more than 120 years. Dave Velazquez, Pepco Holdings’ president and CEO, will provide perspective on the history of Washington, D.C. through the lens of its power company; the company’s innovative use of new technologies; and the future of the electric grid and industry as a whole.
Presidential Room
8:45 AM - 9:45 AMManaging Change with Distributed Resources
Now that the “smart grid” is beginning to transform into the “intelligent grid” or “grid modernization,” grid operators are beginning to tell their story of automation. What are we learning from taking the grid from where it was to where it is going? Are demand response and distributed energy (via customers) beginning to impact the grid or are we focused on automating and optimizing it first? Can these (customers and grid operations) be done in parallel? These questions will be addressed by an esteemed panel of utilities and grid operators serving the utility marketplace.
Presidential Room
9:45 AM - 10:15 AMNetworking Break
SGIP Announcement of the SGIP OpenFMB™ Collaboration Site & Repository
Congress/Senate Room
9:45 AM - 7:00 PMVendor Expo
Congress/Senate Room
10:15 AM - 11:15 AMRegulatory Policy & Distributed Energy Resources
Tariff structures that support renewable energy at the residential, industrial/commercial level has been under regulatory scrutiny recently. How are state commissions handling the net metering tariffs previously approved? How is the solar and DER industry reacting to proposed rules for interconnection and tariffs?
Presidential Room
11:15 AM - 12:00 PMNetworking Lunch
Foyer
12:00 PM - 12:45 PMKeynote
Presidential Room
1:00 PM - 2:00 PMGrid Architecture in a Distributed World
When the term “smart grid” first came into existence, Grid architects began building a new distribution network vastly different from the one originally built to sustain a high load day. In recent years, even the new architecture is changing to allow for micro-grids and solar, wind, DER interconnections. Come find out what leading experts in the industry are doing in regards to building a grid in a distributed world.
Presidential Room
2:00 PM - 3:00 PMManaging Change in the New Energy Economy
Utilities consulting to consumers? Entrepreneurs starting residential focused solar companies? The New Energy Economy is changing the energy ecosystem as we know it. Learn from executives operating in the industry on why the times are a changing and why you should care.
Presidential Room
3:00 PM - 3:30 PMRefreshment Break
Congress/Senate Room
3:30 PM - 4:00 PMIndustry Keynote
Moving Energy at the Speed of Light Modernizing and Transforming a Miracle
Presidential Room
4:00 PM - 5:00 PMDepartment of Energy's Grid Modernization Laboratory Consortium (GMLC)
The U.S. Department of Energy has announced the award of up to $220 million over three years, subject to congressional appropriations, to DOE’s National Labs and partners to support critical research and development in advanced storage systems, clean energy integration, standards and test procedures, and a number of other key grid modernization areas. Come hear from the DOE and the Labs what it is all about.
Presidential Room
6:00 PM - 7:00 PMNetworking Reception
Congress/Senate Room
7:00 PM - 9:30 PMDinner
Presidential Room
Wednesday, November 9
7:00 AM - 8:00 AMBreakfast
Foyer
8:30 AM - 9:30 AMIntelligent Distribution - An Update from the Field
The distribution grid is no longer smart, it is intelligent. What began decades ago as one-way AMR, SCADA, and simple distribution automation has transformed into two-way AMI and advanced distribution management systems. Come hear firsthand from the utilities that are implementing new technologies in the distribution field.
Presidential Room
9:00 AM - 1:30 PMVendor Expo
Congress/Senate Room
9:30 AM - 10:00 AMKeynote
Presidential Room
10:00 AM - 11:00 AMEnergy IoT - Moving from Millions to Billions to Trillions of Devices
As the Internet of Things (IoT) becomes reality, energy companies will have to become adept at enabling a potential large number of devices communicating on its and other networks. The “other” networks will present the challenges that lie ahead as everything from lightbulbs to fridges get assigned IP addresses and what utilities should expect as IoT moves into the consumer’s home.
Presidential Room
11:00 AM - 11:30 AMNetworking Break
Congress/Senate
11:30 AM - 12:30 PMClosing Words of Wisdom
Industry leaders will talk about key future considerations for the grid of the future.
Presidential Room
12:30 PM - 1:30 PMNetworking Lunch
Vendor Expo Passport Award
Foyer
1:30 PM - 3:30 PMSmart Grid Cybersecurity Committee (SGCC)
Description: The SGCC works toward the implementation of a secure modern grid infrastructure by addressing two needs: designing cybersecurity functionality into emerging interoperability standards that support the Grid and adding cybersecurity into existing interoperability standards. As a part of the discussion, the SGCC will have a presentation on the challenges of key management in embedded systems.
Pan American Room
GMLC Interconnection and Interoperability Standards and Test Procedures
Description: As part of the Grid Modernization Laboratory Consortium (GMLC), several national laboratories are completing a gap analysis of standards and test procedures related to both interconnection and interoperability. This meeting will present the current gap analysis to industry and other interested parties as well as discuss prioritization of the gaps that will help with the integration of DER and other grid modernization technologies into the grid.
Statler A Room
Distributed, Renewables, Generation, and Storage DEWG (DRGS) and Microgrid Operational Interfaces (PAP 24
Description: Stakeholders across the energy ecosystem form the DRGS working group to initiate priority action plans and task groups that address issues and gaps related to Smart Grid integration of distributed renewable/clean energy generators, electric storage and microgrids. Microgrids have emerged as an important aspect of the power delivery system, so DRGS introduced the Microgrid Operational Interfaces PAP to coordinate interoperable standards for microgrid interconnection, controller specifications, controller test, and communications as well as to coordinate with regulatory considerations for microgrids.
Statler B
Nominating and Governance Committee (NGC)
Description: As a committee of the Board of Directors, the NGC helps the Board carry out its due diligence related to the development and operation of the board, SGIP’s committees and working groups, operating policies and by-laws. It also recommends action to the Board for any structural changes to assure that the Board of Directors fulfills its legal and ethical obligations. It monitors the effectiveness of governance policies and recommends changes and/or new policies for Board action
California
1:30 PM - 6:00 PMExibit Breakdown
Congress/Senate Room
2:30 PM - 4:00 PMNetworking Break
Congress/Senate
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM .Technical Committee
Description: The TC members will review news and highlights from the committees and working groups. The program management office will report on the status and plans of the SGIP projects underway as well as the catalog of standards. Time will be reserved for an open discussion of the strategic technical directions of the organization. New proposals and needs of technical groups are welcome.
Statler A
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PMVendor Networking Reception
Congress/Senate
Thursday, November 10
7:00 AM - 8:00 AMBreakfast
Foyer
8:00 AM - 9:00 AMMarketing & Membership Committee (MMC)
Description: This committee is responsible for growing the core membership, branding, member and public relations, marketing and social media communications, newsletters, annual reports, special events, member accomplishment, event promotion, knowledge sharing, and networking opportunities. It defines the short-term and long-term marketing needs of SGIP and reports directly to the board of directors.
Pan American Room
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM.Business and Policy
Description: This committee meeting will include: a review of current status, existing charter, and a work program for upcoming activities. The BnP DEWG will discuss and present an update on the NARUC DER rate design and compensation manual. In addition, there will be a regulator forum discussion with updates and input from multiple states represented.
Statler A Room
GMLC--Interoperability Requirements and Measurement
Description: To determine the state of interoperability and improve it for grid integration, one needs to measure it. The SGIP is teaming with DOE and others in a strategic activity to characterize interoperability by articulating goals and requirements that can lead to metrics and measurements, which can help support gap analysis and roadmaps to improve integration of system devices and systems at technical, informational, and organizational levels.
Statler B
OpenFMB™
Description: OpenFMB is part of SGIP’s Energy IoT™ initiative, bringing the IoT and advanced interoperability to the power grid. It’s a framework for distributed intelligent nodes interacting with each other through loosely-coupled, peer-to-peer messaging for fielded devices and systems at the grid edge
California Room
10:00 AM - 12:00 PMSmart Grid Architecture Committee (SGAC)
Description: The SGAC worked with NIST and the GridWise Architecture Council to develop an architectural framework for the U.S. grid, so various utilities and other groups can participate in a common grid architecture. The committee continues to advance Smart Grid architecture through multiple initiatives.
Pan American Room
Smart Grid Testing and Certification Committee (SGTCC)
Description: SGTCC is chartered to develop a framework for testing and certification in support of the implementation of standards. The committee is also actively working to educate the Energy community on the value of testing and certification.
Statler A Room
Home Building & Industrial (HBI) Domain Expert Working Group (DEWG)
Description: The Home/Building/Industry-to-Grid Domain Expert Working Group (H/B/I2G DEWG) provides strategic guidance for SGIP on grid-edge issues. Our projects are relevant for: customers, energy service providers, utilities, distribution system operators, and suppliers of equipment including distributed energy resources such as wind, solar, and storage. We have issued about 20 white papers to help NIST report to Congress on smart-grid issues affecting customers. Our current white-paper projects include the economics of retail power pricing, microgrid networks for prosumers, broadcast communications for demand response, cyber security and customer privacy, energy management interface specifications to support Internet-of-Things equipment, transactive energy scenarios for building operators, and equipment that facilitates transactive energy.
Statler B Room
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PMLunch
Foyer
1:00 PM - 3:00 PMGridWise Architecture Council
Description: Transactive Energy Decision maker's check-list, Transactive Valuation methods, standard communication messages for crew communications during emergencies & developing an outline of upcoming workshop sessions on Transactive Systems.
Pan American Room
Smart Grid Cybersecurity Committee (SGCC) Resiliency Subgroup
Description: The Resiliency Subgroup is working to strengthen and maintain secure, functioning, and resilient infrastructure in smart grids. Members meet regularly to share presentations, review topics and make decisions to develop cyber resiliency. Goals of the Resiliency Subgroup include (1) crafting guidance documentation, (2) helping the industry build in resiliency features like loose coupling and redundancy, and (3) Identifying solutions for supply chain and scalability.
Statler A Room
SGIP PAP 25 Working Group Data Interoperability
Description: Data Interoperability is not a technical challenge, it is a consensus challenge. This SGIP PAP25 working group represents a wide range of stakeholders that are exploring a consensus strategy for how open standards based data can be exchanged throughout the supply chain. The goal is to demonstrate how each stakeholder will receive, process and forward data associated with a small business veteran owned solar installation company getting prequalified as a subcontractor/vendor, along with securing bank and surety credit, including SBA surety guaranty, where the harmonized data is easily and securely exchanged instead of incompatible data manually processed.
Statler B Room
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1:00 PM - 5:00 PMWorking Group 2
Statler A
3:00 PM - 4:00 PMOrange Button (PAP-25)
Description: SGIP is one of four organizations selected by the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative to lead the Orange Button initiative, which will create a widely-adoptable, unified data standard for the solar industry. This will streamline data management, thereby boosting solar bankability. Join this session to get an overview of market requirements gathered from Area A Working Groups
Pan American Room
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM..Transactive Energy Coordinating Group (TECG)
Description: The TECG coordinates TE activities within SGIP and interacts with other organizations to advance TE. In this TECG session, the group will present the Transactive Energy Applications Landscape Scenarios technical paper and how it can be useful for industry. This paper presents an analysis of the TE application landscape: business functions, actors and time scales. This TE landscape is then condensed into a set of high-level operational scenarios that can collectively be used to explore TE interactions in that landscape. In addition, the TECG session will be used to review work items for 2017, as well as plans for the NIST TE Challenge Phase II.
Statler B Room
4:00 PM - 5:00 PMSGIP PAP 25 Working Group On Bill Use Case
Description: The Data Interoperability model will be applied to the federal On Bill Financing structure, and demonstrate the impact of de-risking a Distributed Power project, regardless of size, though the use of data analytics to mitigate construction risk, along with the risk of ratepayer default, to attract low cost financing to the distributed power market.
Pan American Room

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