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

Summit Focus: Building a Resilient, Efficient & Sustainable 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, Navy Region Southwest, Commander, Navy Installations Command
Mark Kneidinger

Mr. Mark Kneidinger

SES, Deputy Director of National Risk Management Center, Department of Homeland Security


COL Hurley1

 COL John Hurley, USA

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

Col Patrick Miller, USAF

Vice Commander, Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center,  Air Force Materiel Command
Adelman Xcel Energy

Mr. Jonathan Adelman

Vice President, Strategic Resources and Business Planning, Xcel Energy



Dr. Thomas Bialek

Chief Engineer, SDG&E

Mr. Andy Butcher

COO, Platte River Power Authority

Ms. Shelee Kimura

Senior Vice President, Business Development and Strategy, Hawaiian Electric Company
Wright Engie Storage

Mr. Walker Wright

Vice President, Public Policy, ENGIE Storage

Mr. Vincent Zabukovec

Manager, Distribution Planning & Reliability , LADWP
Dr. Casey

Dr. Keith Casey

Vice President, Market and Infrastructure Development, CAISO
E Abinah

Mr. Elijah Abinah

Director, Utilities, Arizona Corporation Commission
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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)



Mr. Tobias Whitney

Technical Executive, EPRI
Bob morris SEL

Mr. Bob Morris

Chief Engineering Services Officer, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories
Johnson Stem

Mr. Larsh Johnson

CTO, Stem
Vish Ganti

Mr. Vish Ganti

Director of Strategy, AutoGrid

Mr. Nathan Wyeth

Director, Grid Services, Sunrun
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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

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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speaker questions
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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 newest 2019 Summit Sponsors:

2019 Media Supporters: