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Next Summit: November 8 - 9 , 2023 | The Sunset Room, National Harbor, M.D.



All information below pertains to : November 29 – 30, 2022 | AIA National HQ, Washington, D.C.

"Improving Energy Efficiency, Resiliency and Environmental Sustainability with DERs and Microgrids” 

A highly curated forum where energy stakeholders who are bold leaders and innovators from federal, public and private sector C&I facilities, campuses and installations, utilities, and industry come together to spark new ideas and forge the path towards a more efficient, clean and resilient national energy ecosystem.


The selective speaker faculty and detailed agenda is meticulously designed to ensure the best return on your time and investment.
Two full days of over 16 plenary sessions (no tracks!), 5 hours of dedicated networking and live technology and solution demonstrations onsite.

2022 Confirmed Speakers Included:


The Honorable Meredith A. Berger United States Navy

Assistant Secretary, Installations, Energy and Environment


The Honorable Rachel Jacobson

United States Army

 Assistant Secretary, Installations, Energy and Environment


Edwin H. Oshiba, SES

United States Air Force

Acting Assistant Secretary, Energy, Installations, and Environment


Jignasa Gadani


Director, Office of Energy Policy and Innovation


Michael Pesin

Office of Electricity, DOE

Deputy Assistant Secretary, Advanced Grid Research and Development

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Terence Donnelly


President and Chief Operating Officer


Alice Jackson

 Xcel Energy

Senior Vice President, System Strategy and Chief Planning Officer


D.V. Rao

CMS Energy and Consumers Energy

Senior Vice President, Strategy


Rame Hemstreet

Kaiser Permanente 

Vice President for Operations and Chief Sustainable Resources Officer


Vibhu Kaushik


Global Head of Utilities and Energy Storage


Scott Davis

Director, Office of Property and Environmental Management


Ken Burgess
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Executive Director for Assets and Logistics, Office of the Chief Readiness Support Officer


William Ellis

Pepco Holdings

Regional Vice President, External Affairs, Pepco Holdings


 Scott Baker

PJM Interconnection

Lead Business Solutions Analyst – Applied Innovation


 Keith Hayes


Senior Vice President, Clean Energy Solutions


Stephen Wooldridge

MedStar Health

Vice President, Integrated Real Estate & Facilities

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This is my second year in attendance. Not only have the speakers and subjects been incredible but these are the most forward thinkers in the goals of  ESG,  Sustainability and Resiliency I have met to date.  Our firm met some state-of-the-art technology suppliers and are moving forward with them to better our campus building management. This type of discussion is the way we will be successful as leaders in our industries to attain ESG and sustainability / Resiliency goals. -  Senior Director Design and Construction, Howard Hughes Corporation.

Exceptional professionalism. I very much enjoyed the level of engagement by your attendees...Thank you for the opportunity to conduct what we call “Knowledge Transfer” - Director, UCSD

A superb program. I have been attending utility/energy sessions, of widely varying sizes, for over 35 years. Your work ranks with the best I have experienced - District of Columbia, Department of Energy and Environment

I very much enjoyed the event. Compliments to you on organizing… very well done indeed - Manager, Duke Energy

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2022 Summit Key Focus Areas to Include:

  • Innovations in Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS) to support greater DERs integration and how to connect new DERS to current systems

  • On site generation and storage for your facility: Best practices for integrating battery storage, building-integrated photovoltaics (PV),microgrids, EV charging stations and more

  • Microgrids: capabilities for industrial and supply chain facilities, DoD installations, healthcare facilities, EV charging and the grid

  • Grid connection capacity management and market access : what does the underlying control and communication systems need to include? What do you need to know about VPPs?

  • DERMS and supporting digital capabilities for managing DERs behind and in front of the meter: Supporting advanced data analytics for optimizing DER management at the facility and grid level

  • Utility operational and business cases for integrating DERs in front of and behind the meter to meet customer demand: including current regulatory landscape

  • Innovations in microgrid controllers: intelligent software for load prediction, management and enabling optimal cooperation among DERS

  • Cyber security and resilience for IT/OT systems

  • Micro nuclear reactors, battery storage innovation and more!

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Gain Education & Insight

For Large Energy Consumers in the Built Environment, you will walk away with knowledge gained towards how to improve your facilities’ energy efficiencies, resiliency and environmental sustainability through integrating DERs and microgrids.

For Utilities, you will gain insight towards evolving technologies, policy and procedure for supporting a distributed energy infrastructure for our Nation

For Industry, you will learn what your current and potential customers and partners need from you!

Build Partnerships

Meet new customers, partners and clients! The Summit is designed to bring together a diverse group of senior stakeholders from across the built environment, the grid, and industry solution providers who do not necessarily engage on a daily basis in order to build new professional networks and expand collaboration.

Ample Networking and Interactive Sessions allow all in attendance to interact in meaningful and beneficial ways throughout the Summit


Share your own insight and knowledge during our interactive sessions. Designed as an interactive ‘Town Hall’ forum, all attendees are encouraged to engage in dialogue and discussion with each other and the speakers during each session.

Industry: Sponsor, Exhibit or Attend in order to showcase your capabilities to a variety of potential customers and partners and help influence the path forward towards a connected and distributed energy ecosystem!

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