Trade Shows & Conferences

Trade Shows & Conferences

March 7-9

2022 TechAdvantage® Expo

Location: Nashville
Booth: 943

TechAdvantage is the premier event for electric cooperative engineering, operations, information technology, purchasing and supply management professionals. Three days of leading-edge strategies and best practices created to share and demonstrate advantages in science, technology and other industry areas.

Creating the Digital Twin for Greater Situational Awareness and Grid Modernization: The PenLight Story
March 7, 2022, at 9:45 AM
Amy Grice, Chief Operating Officer, Peninsula Light Company

Maps and schematics are a mainstay of monitoring power distribution networks and restoration efforts. PenLight has worked towards creating a “digital twin” of their grid. The foundation is the integration of GIS data with their SCADA to create a centralized, constantly-updated network model. PenLight will share import best practices and discuss how integrating GIS data with SCADA has improved situational awareness and decision making, enhanced flexibility, and helped prepare for a full ADMS deployment with applications including OMS and FLISR.

Include DER into your Distribution Network – Drivers and Considerations
March 7, 2022, at 9:45 AM
Herschel Arant, VP of Engineering & Power Supply, Central Georgia EMC

With growing demand to include DER in the generation mix and the complexity to include DER on the grid edge, utilities must conduct due diligence and build a business case for DER options. This session will cover lessons learned by incorporating DER and using ADMS functionality to successfully integrate DER into the distribution grid. Central Georgia EMC will discuss how the utility was able to integrate DER and storage assets, and considerations to include DER in the distribution generation mix.

Rotational Load Shedding: Be Prepared for the Worst
March 8, 2022, at 11:00 AM
Shaun Chronister, Manager of Engineering Farmers Electric Cooperative

When 2021 winter storms decimated Texas’ power supply, Farmers Electric Cooperative was ready, with a pre-configured Rotational Load Shedding (RLS) system. Once the order came to shed load, the utility only had to start the application and RLS automatically managed 10-minute rolling blackouts for 3 days. Attend this session to learn why Farmers EC implemented RLS, how it benefited the control room, and how they configured their system to meet massive load shedding targets with minimal disruption to their customers.

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April 25-28,


Location: New Orleans, LA
Booth: 6421

The IEEE PES T&D Conference & Exposition presents an unmatched opportunity for energy professionals to reconnect and explore a range of ideas driving change in the industry. A comprehensive technical program backed by IEEE’s esteemed standards, combined with the widest display of innovative T&D solutions, will empower your response to current and future challenges. This immersive experience enables the power community to move forward with the shared purpose of delivering a reliable and resilient energy grid to individuals, businesses, and communities around the globe.

Held just once every two years, the IEEE PES T&D Conference & Exposition is sponsored by the IEEE Power & Energy Society—the world’s largest forum for sharing the latest technological developments in the electric power industry.

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May 23-25,


Location: Dallas
Booth: 2137

DISTRIBUTECH International is the leading annual transmission and distribution event that addresses technologies used to move electricity from the power plant through the transmission and distribution systems to the meter and inside the home. The conference and exhibition offer information, products and services related to electricity delivery automation and control systems, energy efficiency, demand response, renewable energy integration, advanced metering, T&D system operation and reliability, communications technologies, cyber security, water utility technology and more.

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June 1-3,

Electricity, Distribution, Information Systems and Technology (EDIST)

Location: Hilton Toronto/Markham Suites Conference Centre
Booth: 65

Panel Discussion: Multi-Market Model for better Visibility and Co-ordination between System Operators and Distribution Utilities
June 2, 2022 at 2 PM

- Patrick Lo, Senior Manager, Partnerships, IESO
- Jeff Mocha, VP Innovation & Transformative Growth, Oakville Hydro
- Dorothy Moryc, VP Stations and Planning Engineering, Waterloo North Hydro
- Young Ngo - Moderator

A consortium of Ontario utilities is working to develop a proof-of-concept platform that exchanges and aggregates distribution utilities’ ADMS and DERs data in real-time. The goal of the platform, which is funded by the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) of Ontario’s Grid Innovation Fund, is to provide the Province of Ontario with additional options to improve electrical system reliability, and greater choice of affordable energy suppliers for Ontario ratepayers. Oakville Hydro, London Hydro, Elexicon Energy, Waterloo North Hydro, and Survalent are participating in the pilot project to enable visualization, reporting, management, and control of DER assets.

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