Dates: February 26 - 27, 2019 The Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center | San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

Summit Focus: Building a Resilent, Effecient & Sustainanable Energy Future


The 2019 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.

September 2018 Microgrids & DERS Summit, Alexandria, VA photos

Why Should you Attend the Summit?

  • RSC professional forums offer you the rare opportunity to truly partake in senior level, off the record, 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.

Several  2019 Summit Speakers Include

(please download agenda for all speakers & sessions):

CAPT Curtis Jones

CAPT Curtis Jones, USN

Chief of Staff, CNIC, Navy Region Southwest

Mark Kneidinger

Mr. Mark Kneidinger, SES

Deputy Director of National Risk Management Center, DHS


COL Hurley1

 COL John Hurley, USA

Commander, U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville

USMC west

LtCol Tony Mitchell, USMC

Regional Facilities Officer, Marine Corps Installations West


Dr. Thomas Bialek

Chief Engineer, SDG&E


Mr. Andy Butcher

COO, Platte River Power Authority


Mr. Jacob Tetlow*

Vice President, Transmission and Distribution Operations, Arizona Public Service Company


Mr. Louis Ting

 Director of Power Planning Development & Engineering, LADWP

Adelman Xcel Energy

Mr. Jonathan Adelman

Vice President, Strategic Resources and Business Planning, Xcel Energy

Wright Engie Storage

Mr. Walker Wright

Vice President, Public Policy, ENGIE Storage


Mr. Tobias Whitney

Technical Executive, EPRI

Dr. Casey

Dr. Keith Casey

Vice President, Market and Infrastructure Development, CAISO

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Mr. Elijah Abinah

Director, Utilities, Arizona Corporation Commission


Mr. Simon Baker

Deputy Director, Energy Division, California Public Utilities Commission


Mr. Drew Bohan

Executive Director, California Energy Commission


Mr. Branden Sudduth

Vice President of Reliability Planning and Performance Analysis,Western Electricity Coordinating Council  (WECC)

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2019 Summit Key Focus Areas to Include:

Technical Topics

  • Cyber resilience strategies and capabilities

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

  • Advanced data analytics for optimizing DR, energy efficiency, and DER management

  • Capabilities needed from a distributed energy resource management system (DERMS) 

  • Energy storage advancements

  • Real time remote monitoring advancements and machine learning capabilities

  • Cloud computing, remote connectivity, and visibility of the edge 

Business Models and Regulatory Affairs

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

  • Evolving business models and strategies of leading utilities  for integrating  microgrids and DERS into the Grid

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

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

  • Energy Storage Business Models

Participating Organizations at 2018 EAST Summit Included:

  • Sample of leading utilities in attendance at 2018 EAST included: Duke Energy,  Southern Company, Dominion Energy, American Electric Power, EDF Energy,  Ameren, ConEd, National Grid, AES, TVA, ComEd, LADWP
  • Sample of  military organizations in attendance at 2018 EAST Summit: CERDEC, U.S. Army,  OPNAV, ARL, ASN(RD&A ), Commander, Navy Installations Command, Air National Guard, USCG Shore Infrastructure Logistics Center, Marine Corps Installations Command, USAF, office of OASD, Energy, Installations & Environment , office of Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations, and Environment;  office of U.S. Army (OEI), NAVFAC HQ Public Works (PW), U.S. Army ERDC
  • Sample of federal and state government agencies and non profit organizations in attendance:FERC ; FEMP, DOE; D.C. Department of Energy & Environment;  U.S House of Representatives ; US Department of Justice; Port Authority of NY & NJ; EPA, Cyber Division/ FBI ; PJM Interconnection, Edison Electric Institute, MIT, NRECA, Washington State Legislature
  • Sample of industry and innovation organizations in attendance at 2018 EAST included: Amersco, The Roosevelt Group, Emera Technologies, Edison Electric Institute, EnerNex, Honda R & D Americas, S & C Electric Company, Schneider Electric, Blue Pillar, Eaton Corporation, Go Electric Inc., Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, RMF Engineering, GE Grid Solutions 
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RSC welcomes our newest 2019 Summit Sponsors:

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