Dates: September 25 - 26, 2018 The Mary M. Gates Learning Center | Alexandria, VA

2018 Summit Focus Building a Resilient, Efficient and Sustainable Energy Future

The 2018 Summit is a senior level educational forum. It will focus on the technical capabilities and innovations that are allowing for advanced microgrid projects and increased penetration of renewables and DERS into the grid.
Equally, the Summit will also serve as a conduit for developing the strategic business models and use cases  while discussing the current regulatory and market landscape.

SEVERAL CONFIRMED 2018 SPEAKERS INCLUDE  (View agenda for full speaker list and session topics): 

Mr. Thomas Fanning, Chairman, CEO, Southern Company
 Mr. Thomas Fanning
Chairman, CEO & President, Southern Company
Bruce J. Walker
Mr. Bruce Walker
Assistant Secretary, Office of Electricity and Acting Assistant Secretary, Office of CESAR, U.S. Department of Energy
Ms. Lisa A. Jung, SES
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Installation Energy (IE), OASD(EI&E))
The Hon John Henderson
The Honorable Mr. John W. Henderson
Assistant Secretary of the Air Force, Installations, Environment and Energy, USAF
Dr. Paul Chodak III
Executive Vice President – Utilities, American Electric Power
Jay Stowe TVA
Mr. Jay Stowe
Senior Vice President, Distributed Energy Resources, Tennessee Valley Authority
The Honorable Mrs. Phyllis Bayer
Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Energy, Installations and Environment)
Mr. Jordan Gillis
Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army (Installations, Energy and Environment), U.S. Army


leonardo moreno
Mr. Leonardo Moreno
Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy & Investment; Chief Risk Officer, AES Corporation
Frank Almaraz
Mr. Frank Almaraz
Senior Vice President of Strategy and Commercial Operations, CPS Energy
Ms. Denise Foster
VP, State & Member Services
PJM Interconnection
Mr. Joseph Power
VP Federal Legislative and Regulatory Affairs, Ameren
Jim Horan
Mr. Jim Horan
Director, Regulatory Affairs, NRECA
Mr. Bill Lawrence
Director of the Electricity ISAC; Senior Director, NERC
Dr. Sherif Abdelrazek
Senior Engineer, Distributed Energy Technologies, Duke Energy
Mr. Andy Haun
SVP, Chief Technology Officer, Microgrids, Schneider Electric
Sonja Glavaski
Dr. Sonja Glavaski
Program Director, ARPA-E
Craig Rieger
Dr. Craig Rieger
Chief Control Systems Research Engineer, Idaho National Laboratory
Bob morris SEL
Mr. Bob Morris
Chief Engineering Services Officer, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories
marnie bailey
Ms. Marnie Bailey
Chief, Power Management, CP&ID, CERDEC (U.S. Army)
Mr. Karl Rabago
Professor of Law and Executive Director, Pace Energy and Climate Center
Dr. Nicholas Judson
Assistant Group Leader, Energy Systems, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Mr. Andre Wellington
Distributed Generation Ombudsman/Manager at Consolidated Edison
ton ambrosio
Mr. Ron Ambrosio
Chair Emeritus of the Gridwise Architecture Council and co-founder; Chief Scientist at Utopus Insights 

Why Should you Attend the Summit?

  • RSC professional forums offer you the rare opportunity to truly partake in senior level, in depth dialogue and discussions towards the topics at hand.

  • We bring together a diverse group of leaders, innovators, implementers and end-users to engage in two days of detailed, moderated plenary and panel discussions that are driven by actionable take aways for all in attendance.

  • Seating is limited! Our forum invokes the feel of a ‘Town Hall’ format (round table seating), where you are offered the ability to help shape the topics at hand by offering your perspective, ideas and questions during the sessions.

  • Ample networking time is built in to both days to allow for you to meet and engage all in attendance in an efficient and effective manner.

  • Join us and walk away with knowledge gained,  and collaborations established as leaders in the  community come together to build out the near future of microgrids and DERS.

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2018 Summit Key Focus Areas to Include:

Technical Topics

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

  • Cyber resilience strategies and capabilities

  • Capabilities needed from a distributed energy resource management system (DERMS) to help integrate microgrids into the grid

  • Energy storage advancements

  • Cloud computing and advanced data analytics in optimizing DR, energy efficiency, and DER management

  • Real time remote monitoring advancements and machine learning capabilities

  • Tactical edge capabilities to support Forward Deployed Bases

Business Models, Use Cases and Regulatory Affairs

  • Emerging U.S. military strategies and use cases for enhancing energy security and resiliency through increased use of  microgrids and DERs

  • Evolving business models  for integrating  microgrids and DERS into the Grid

  • Use cases for implementing a blockchain, and emerging strategies towards transactive energy methodologies

  • The Regulatory landscape towards microgrids and DERS integration into the Grid

Participating Organizations at this Year's Summit to Include:

Senior level professionals from: utilities, energy infrastructure & technology companies, engineering firms, independent power producers, and contractors, energy storage and distributed energy companies, and energy managers/customers from public and private sector exploring microgrid and DERS adoption

           Specific fields include:
• Investor-owned, municipal, and co-op utility professionals
• Utility executives, network planners and engineers
• Microgrid project developers, owners and entrepreneurs
• Solar, PV, wind power, biogas, CHP, and renewable energy companies
• Power control systems and software developers
• Systems integrators
• Battery suppliers and energy storage companies
• Distribution companies
• Communications, and power control solutions providers
• Regulators and public policy professionals
• Financial and VC professionals

Key titles include:

C-level executives charged with  strategic planning and performance management 
• Grid or market operators
• Transmission system operators
• System integrators and consultants
• Smart grid technology and software developers
• Regulators and public policy makers
• Emerging load technologies representatives

Department of Defense  and Federal Agencies to include:

OEPP, 249th Engineering Battalion, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army Installations, Energy & Environment, CASCOM, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment and Logistics, USMC Expeditionary Energy Office (E2O), OPNAV, DOE, ARPA-E,  USACE, AFRL, J4, Office of the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Installations, Energy & Environment, JOCOTAS

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At Our Summit You Will Have the Ability to

Gain Education & Insight: Walk away with knowledge gained from our senior level speakers on some of the complex challenges facing intelligence officers and analyst.

Build Partnerships: The agenda is designed to allow for ample networking opportunities and the ability to discover some the latest technologies of processing, exploitation and dissemination of automated intelligence

Influence: Help foster ideas! Share your own insight and knowledge during our interactive sessions. All attendees are given the opportunity to address our speaker faculty with their questions or comments.

RSC Welcomes our Summit Sponsors:

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