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Jigar Shah
Director, Loan Programs Office
In-Person
The Adolphus, Dallas
January 24 - 25, 2022
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For 15+ years, executives have found actionable strategy, new solutions, and their path to making a powerful impact at CONNECT.
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With over 30 captivating speakers on the agenda, learn from leaders driven to inspire.
Solve Your Top Challenges
Meet 1-on-1 with solution providers hand selected & specifically qualified to meet your needs.
Make Inspired Connections
Collaborate with like-minded professionals eager to share strategy and new points of view.
It’s All Complimentary
5 star catering, luxury hotels and travel reimbursement. Treat yourself to the perks of attending.

Experience the Only Solutions-Based Event

Tell us the challenges you’re facing, and we’ll schedule meetings with the right solution providers to solve them. You leave with a plan and the tools you need to move your company forwards.

"Overall, very well organized. I was kept informed at regular intervals. Meeting reminders were very good and timely."
Sr. Manager,
HydroOne
"An event that far exceeded my expectations."
Project Manager,
Avangrid
"I really enjoyed the conversations and making some new connections."
Systems Engineer,
MLGW

Hear From Today’s Most Powerful Brands & Voices

Koustuv Ghoshal
Vice President and Head of Utilities, Energy & Industrials
Mark Culpepper
GM Global Solar Solutions
Audrey Lee
Sr. Director
Dan Lynch
Partner
Scott Martin
Regional Manager Solar
Jigar Shah
Director, Loan Programs Office
Jared Leader
Senior Manager, Research and Industry Strategy
Jeremy Williams
Data Collections Analyst
Rob Gramlich
Executive Director
Brandon McNeil
Vice President
Connor Herman
Program Manager
Rao Konidena
Owner
Ben Catt
CEO
Radina Valova
Regulatory Vice President
Tom Williard
Principal
Sam Walsh
Head of US Renewable Energy
Bryce Aquino
Renewable Energy Engineer
Tami Baron
CEO
Amy Westervelt
Commercial Director, Americas

Enjoy the Perks of Exclusivity; Everything is on Us.

As an attendee you’ll receive:

  • One night complimentary accommodations
  • 5 star catering & open bar
  • Travel reimbursement
  • Personal concierge to tailor your experience

A Tailored Agenda For You

Learn from industry experts, network with influential peers & more
MondayJanuary 24
TuesdayJanuary 25
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Welcome Reception and Registration
7:30 - 8:50am
Breakfast
8:00 - 8:50am
Keynote

COMING SOON!

Speakers:

Jigar Shah
Director
9:00 - 9:50am
Are you taking full advantage of federal energy incentives?

When President Biden took office in early 2021, one of the first acts he performed was to rejoin the Paris Agreement bringing climate change mitigation back to the forefront. Today, with a new infrastructure bill and a host of incentives for renewable energy development, EV adoption, and grid modernization, the US government is hoping to spur a clean energy revolution. This session will look at the latest developments in the changing landscape of energy incentives for developers and utilities.

Speakers:

Jigar Shah
Director
9:30 - 10:20am
Building resilient renewable assets amid frequent extreme climate events
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The warming climate is leading to more-frequent extreme weather events and for renewable energy sources to continue to take market share from fossil fuels, renewables must be resilient amid worsening conditions. This CONNECT session breaks down the state of renewable resilience in the U.S. and the impact on capital budgets, financing, and insurance-backing.

Speakers:

Mark Culpepper
GM Global Solar Solutions
Scott Martin
Regional Manager Solar
10:00 - 10:50am
Solar Asset Inspections
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Solar arrays need to get larger, and more efficient, to meet the Biden administration’s ambitious goals. This CONNECT session analyzes how thermal imaging is allowing the largest independent retail electricity provider in the U.S. to quickly identify asset difficiencies and launch targeted maintaince efforts.

Speakers:

Sam Walsh
Head of US Renewable Energy
Bryce Aquino
Renewable Energy Engineer
10:30 - 11:20am
Microgrids for Resilliency

Microgrids are unique in that for the majority of their operational lives, they are part of the main grid but, since they also have their own dedicated generation source, they have the ability to “island” from the main grid and still provide power to users during an outage. University campuses, electric utilities, large C&I companies, municipalities and others are quickly discovering their benefits. In addition to resiliency, microgrids can also provide grid services during normal grid operation such as peak shaving, demand response and, once DERs are fully unlocked, other ancillary services like volt/var regulation, reactive power and frequency regulation. This session will explore the technologies behind microgrids, use cases, challenges for developing them and much more.

Speakers:

Jared Leader
Senior Manager, Research and Industry Strategy
11:30 - 12:20pm
EVs Are Coming Soon: Are You Ready?
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The analysts are predicting quick uptake of electric vehicles in the next decade, transforming our energy landscape as we look to electrify and decarbonize the world. But is the grid ready? Do we have the generation needed to meet the additional demand these vehicles will require? What upgrades will be necessary to ensure grid stability for grid operators while also combat range anxiety for drivers? This panel discussion with two EV manufacturers will showcase the plans they are putting in place to meet their EV deployment goals.

Speakers:

Brandon McNeil
Vice President
Connor Herman
Program Manager
12:00 - 12:50pm
Making the Most of your AMI Data

The installation of an Automated Meter Infrastructure (AMI) has provided great benefit for Oncor and its customers. Fully deployed since 2012, Oncor has developed many use-cases to improve safety, system reliability, and root-cause analytics. The value of AMI data has permeated the disparate arms of Oncor’s business units and sparked a change in how Oncor handles access to data and tools for analytics. AMI also provides an invaluable voice of the customer through power status events and interval data. This session will highlight several of the ways Oncor has leveraged our AMI data and how the question changed from, “What can we do with AMI data,” to, “Where would we be without AMI data?”

Speakers:

Jeremy Williams
Data Collections Analyst
1:00 - 2:00pm
Gourmet Lunch
2:00 - 2:50pm
Interconnecting Renewable Sources to The Grid
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As demand for renewable energy by consumers, corporations, and utilities continues to surge, it’s crucial that projects are quickly connected to the grid to meet ambitious climate targets. Many renewable energy asset owners have found, however, that the process can be slow and challenging, from the planning stage to commissioning. This CONNECT session will explore best practices and tools for timely and efficient interconnection of renewable energy assets to the grid.

Speakers:

Rao Konidena
Owner
Ben Catt
CEO
Radina Valova
Regulatory Vice President
2:30 - 3:20pm
Utility Communication Infrastructure: Mission Critical Private Networks – The Catalyst for Utilities’ Digital Transformation
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Join us for a discussion led by advisory committee member Koustuv Ghoshal and utility executives to learn about licensing spectrum to build a private networks.

Speakers:

Koustav Ghoshal
Vice President and Head of Utilities, Energy & Industrials
Tami Baron
CEO
3:00 - 3:50pm
Unpacking Power Purchase Agreements
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Corporate demand for clean, renewable energy is in large part driving the U.S. energy transition. With demand outpacing supply, and large corporate energy buyers possessing significant influence, the nuances of Power Purchase Agreements can be difficult to grasp. This CONNECT session will unpack PPAs and share best practices for capital investment, financing, and regulatory navigation.

Speakers:

Dan Lynch
Partner
Audrey Lee
Sr. Director
3:30 - 4:20pm
The Transmission Transformation

This session will provide an update on how the main barriers to the kind of transmission necessary for large scale renewable energy growth may be alleviated by federal legislation and regulatory actions by FERC.

Speakers:

Rob Gramlich
Executive Director
4:15 - 5:30pm
Maximizing DER Markets in a Decarbonized Grid
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COMING SOON!

Speakers:

Tom Williard
Principal
Amy Westervelt
Commercial Director, Americas
5:30 - 7:00pm
Networking Reception
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KEY THEMES

Energy Incentives

Asset Management

Grid of the Future

Cybersecurity

Big Data

Electrification of Transportation (or just electrification)

Finance

Over 80% of the Fortune 500 Attends

Connect with the thought leaders of your industry at 6 different networking events, including an off-site evening out.

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DTE
Entergy
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Merced
MPW
NC
Orange&Rockland
RPower
SeattleCityLight
SRP
Weatherford

Meet our Sponsors

We attract the best in the business. By learning about your projects up front, we match you for 1-on-1 meetings with those best-suited to tackle the challenge.

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Luxurious Accommodations

Hand built by European craftsmen in the early 20th-century, The Adolphus was the passion project of Anheuser-Busch cofounder Adolphus Busch. The German immigrant had made his brewing fortune in St. Louis throughout the late 1800s, but saw Dallas as the city of the future.

Still Have Questions?

We've answered a few FAQs to get you started. But please don't hesitate to reach out with more.

In-Person Event Questions

The cost of producing DISTRIBUTECH CONNECT Summit is underwritten by our sponsors, who are more than willing to make the investment in such an exclusive audience. Your pass includes:

  • Personal concierge and custom schedule
  • Access to all programming and speakers
  • Face-to-face industry networking opportunities
  • One-on-one meetings with vetted solution providers, specifically matched to you
  • Two night luxury accommodations, travel reimbursement, incredible catering throughout the event, and an open bar.
  • Spouses are welcome!

Flight reimbursement is available for those traveling more than 100 miles to attend and is limited to 2 attendees per company. A check is delivered to you personally at the end of the event, after you have completed your schedule of research meetings with exhibitors.

Based on the details of your registration, we carefully select 10 best-fit solution providers for you to meet with. Each meeting is 30 minutes long and focused on solving a specific priority you have listed.

We are looking for executives with genuine needs for new solutions and buying influence or authority. Invitations are extended to C-level executives, SVPs, VPs, Directors and Managers within all Energy functions.

There are many reasons to attend! For starters, DISTRIBUTECH CONNECT Summit is the only event customized to help you with your current challenges. You’ll learn from industry veterans and connect to the solutions you need. Your time is valuable, and sticking to your budget is more important than ever. DISTRIBUTECH CONNECT is designed to help you maximize your time and money for the best possible results.

General Event Questions

The most important thing you can do is take the time to complete your registration. Your registration is the basis for all of our methods of personalizing your experience. The more accurate and complete your registration is, the easier it is for us to select opportune sessions and schedule private meetings for you.

We are closely monitoring and following CDC event guidelines and strategies to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and maintain healthy event operations. This includes proper cleaning and disinfecting of surfaces throughout the event venue.

Yes, we offer a variety of networking sessions to interact with speakers and event attendees during the Summit. Following each presentation the speakers often share their contact information so you can continue to foster the relationship.

We encourage you to follow our event Facebook page for speaker updates and great event content leading up to your Summit.

Upon completion of your registration, you will be paired with a personal concierge that will reach out directly to help with any questions and provide assistance that includes scheduling your one-on-one meetings and more.

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