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



"Evolving a Distributed and Decarbonized Energy Future” 

The 5th Annual Summit will have a core focus on driving the integration and connectivity of DERs into our national energy ecosystem, from large C&I facilities, DoD installations, and utilities, to City and County levels. By joining us, you will walk away after two days with new knowledge gained on business and strategic operations and technical innovations, ideas sparked, and new collaborative relationships formed to support your respective organization.


The Speaker Faculty and Agenda are designed to bring together stakeholders and experts from diverse sectors to build greater collaboration and information sharing in order to help evolve a more distributed and decarbonized energy future for our Nation.

Over 35 Speakers. Confirmed Speakers Include:

The Honorable Brendan Owens
Assistant Secretary, Energy, Installations and Environment
Office of the Secretary of Defense, Acquisition and Sustainment


James Van Nostrand
Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities


Alicia Knapp
President and CEO
BHE Renewables, LLC


Vibhu Kaushik
SVP,Global Head of Utilities and Energy Storage


Ahmed Mousa 
Utility of the Future


Gil Bindewald
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary
Office of Electricity
U.S. Department of Energy


Roger Kranenburg
Vice President, Energy Strategy & Policy
Eversource Energy


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Valerie Katz
Deputy Director, Sustainability
Cuyahoga County, Ohio


Chris Thurston
Director of Energy and Sustainability
Lineage Logistics


Peden Young
Senior Manager, Energy
The Home Depot
Boris Kort-Packard
Chief Engineer, Global Vehicles
FedEx Express
Raghusimha Sudhakara
Vice President, Distributed Resources Integration
Con Edison


Robert Hughes
Executive Director of the U.S. Army Office of Energy Initiatives
U.S. Army


Doria Brown
Energy Manager
City of Nashua, New Hampshire
Adrian Avino
Lead Engineer the United States
IKEA Real Estate

Peter Muhoro
Chief Strategy, Technology & Innovation Officer
Rappahannock Electric Cooperative 


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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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2023 Summit Key Focus Areas Include but not limited to :

  • Evolving on site generation and storage opportunities for large facilities and installations: Technical and operational best practices for integrating storage, building-integrated photovoltaics (PV),microgrids, EV charging stations and more

  • Innovations in long duration energy storage capabilities and market evolution

  • Emerging utility operational and business models to support customers’ renewable energy goals including connecting in front of and behind the meter storage, renewables, EVs and microgrids

  • Developing microgrid projects at the county, city, industrial and DoD installation level 

  • Medium and heavy EV fleet charging: what needs to be occurring now to prepare for the near future 

  •  Technologies to support grid connection capacity management of DERs including the supporting telecom networks

  • Facility level technologies to support connectivity and management of EV, DERs, and microgrids 

  •  OT Cyber security for facilities and grid cyber resilience

  • Financing for microgrids and DERs projects 

  •  Policy landscape


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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