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For a utility, the building of a Smart Grid enables the connection and participation of customers, services, and new technologies.

The conference will focus on the meaning of a Smart Grid as a platform for all of these things, and what this means to a utility, including operating technology and operating systems, DER integration, IT with OT integration, and network modeling and monitoring.

The conference sessions will cover changing demands on a utility’s operation of the power system in the presence of DER and new technologies and devices on the edge of the grid, smart monitoring of the grid for automated operation in the presence of these new services and things, and the integration of a utility’s operating systems with enterprise IT systems.


  1. The Integration of Distributed Energy Resources with the Grid
  2. Operating the Grid by Integrating IT with OT
  3. Network Monitoring and Modeling for Smart Grid Automation


This conference is an industry-open event, with registration open to:

  • Electric Utilities
  • Consultants, and
  • Equipment Vendors
  • Research Facilities and Laboratories
  • Academics
  • Government Agencies

CEATI Smart Grid Program Participants

This event is organized in coordination with the following Utility Participants.

Call for Abstracts

We are pleased to announce a Call for Abstracts for the 3rd Annual Smart Grid Conference. Experts are invited to submit presentation abstracts on one of the 3 themes described below.

IMPORTANT – Abstracts are due by 4:00 pm ET on March 22nd, 2018. A notification of acceptance will be provided no later than April 10th, 2018. Abstracts shall be evaluated based on their applicability to the subject matter and their technical merits. Proponents are encouraged to emphasize work conducted for their electric utility clients.

Theme 1: The Integration of Distributed Energy Resources with the Grid

Customers may choose to self generate or to store energy, they may choose to own a micro grid that is able to operate off grid, or they may wish to own renewable energy generation for the purpose of selling into the electricity market. This session will focus on what these customer choices mean to a utility, including the changing functional requirements and capabilities associated with the operation of the grid in such things as: operating technology and operating systems, distribution automation, system monitoring, fault location, and system restoration.

Theme 2: Operating the Grid by Integrating IT with OT  

The Smart Grid will realize value through the integration of utility operating systems (OT) with enterprise IT. The growth of resources and technologies on the edge of the grid and the advance of internet enabled technologies will increase both the opportunities for value and the importance of integration. This session will focus on the opportunities and associated IT systems that are important to integrate, such as AMI data, customer system data, and asset management data. The session will also present experiences and suggestions for integration architecture.

Theme 3: Network Monitoring and Modeling for Smart Grid Automation

The building of a Smart Grid, to enable the connection of DER and new services and technologies, demands that a utility be able to monitor the grid to allow for advances in automated control and operation, and that a utility be able to accurately maintain and use network modeling. This session will focus on utility experience and suggestions for network modeling and state estimation, including building the network model, data governance for maintenance of the network model, and the leveraging of smart meter data, AMI, and other customer information for network modeling and state estimation. The session will also focus on real-time monitoring using the latest in-line sensors and faulted circuit indicators, as well as utility experience and suggestions for the application of these devices.


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12021 Harbor Boulevard,
Garden Grove, CA 92840

Reserve by Phone: +1.714.867.5555 (toll free +1.877.999.3223) or Online.

Preferred Rate: $154 USD (plus applicable taxes).
To receive the preferred rate, please mention the special convention rate for the CEATI PSU GL Conference 2018. Preferred rate only available only until August 23, 2018 and subject to availability.

Housing Warning!

Unauthorized Housing Companies Contacting Exhibitors & Attendees. It has come to our attention that unauthorized housing companies have been contacting CEATI International exhibitors and attendees via email and phone and in general, misrepresenting themselves as an official housing vendor for CEATI International. Room registrations should be made directly with the hotel as described above.

We highly caution you from engaging unauthorized companies because if/when issues arise, CEATI International management does not have the ability to provide assistance in solving them.


The Audience

Exhibition and sponsorship opportunities are available for the co-located Smart Grid and Grounding & Lightning Conferences. These events will bring manufacturers and service providers together with key decision-makers in the industry. The conferences have been organized with the support of CEATI’s Smart Grid and Grounding & Lightning Programs, representing major electrical utilities from across North America and beyond. The events will present an excellent opportunity for targeted networking and exposure to potential clients, including a networking reception with an open invitation to all exhibitors and attendees of the conferences.


Breaks, Meals & Reception

All breaks and meals for both conferences will take place in the Santa Rosa Ballroom. This set-up provides a captive audience to showcase your company’s products and services, allowing for more face-to-face time with attendees at the events. PLEASE NOTE THAT SPACE IS LIMITED. For more information, please contact [email protected]

Each Exhibitor Registration Includes:

  • Two Full Conference Registrations
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Breaks
  • Evening Reception
  • Skirted Table & Two Chairs
  • Discounted Additional Registrations
  • Conference Proceedings Package


Sponsor Benefits Can Include:

  • Recognition at Opening of Event Acknowledging Your Support
  • Your Materials at the Main Registration Table
  • Inclusion of Your Logo and Click-Through Link on Conference Website(s)
  • Post-Event Exposure
  • Sponsorship of Event Meals or Breaks
  • Place Your Organization’s Stand-Up Banner in the Conference Room

Exhibitor & Sponsor Promotional Tool Kit

We wish to extend a warm ‘thank you’ to those organizations participating as an exhibitor or sponsor at our 2018 Conferences! If you have any questions or would like to inquire about additional marketing tools we could make available, please contact us at [email protected].

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Presenter Guidelines

Presentations should adhere to the Guidelines set forth by CEATI International.

Presentation Guidelines Include:

  • Presentations must be submitted in Power Point format (PPT).
  • Presentations will be distributed to attendees in secure electronic (PDF).
  • Page numbers must be displayed in the lower right hand corner of each Power Point slide.
  • Each Presenter will be allocated 25-30 minutes of presentation time, including 5-10 minutes for Q&A.
  • Presenters may be asked to participate, as Panelists, in an Open Discussion concerning the session topic as well as their specific presentation.
  • Please note that all participants, including presenters, are required to register to attend.

Subsequent to submission, presenters may continue to revise presentations but must submit their revised files on flash drive or via email at a minimum of one (1) day in advance of their scheduled presentation time.

Presentations must be submitted electronically to the attention of Paul Ryan at [email protected]

When you participate in a CEATI event, be it as an attendee, exhibitor, presenter, speaker, moderator or in any other capacity whatsoever, you will be participating in an event where photography, as well as video and audio recording is likely to occur.

By participating in the CEATI event, you consent to photography, audio recording, video recording and its/their release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for news, web casts, promotional purposes, telecasts, advertising, inclusion on web sites, or for any other purpose(s) that CEATI deems fit to use. You release CEATI, its officers, directors, employees and consultants, and each and all persons involved from any liability connected with the taking, recording, digitizing, distribution, or publication of photographs, computer images, video and/or audio recordings.

By entering the event premises, you waive all rights you may have to any claims for payment or royalties in connection with any exhibition, streaming, webcasting, televising, or other publication of these materials, regardless of the purpose or sponsoring of such exhibiting, broadcasting, webcasting, or other publication irrespective of whether a fee for admission or sponsorship is charged. You also waive any right to inspect or approve any photo, video, or audio recording taken by or on behalf of CEATI or the person or entity designated to do so by CEATI.

In addition, the event will be monitored for unauthorized recording. By attending the CEATI event or entering the event premises, you agree not to record or digitize any parts of the presentation, without CEATI’s express written consent.

You have been fully informed of your consent, waiver of liability, and release before participating in the CEATI event.


Quality Providers Program: The Engineering Institute of Canada

The EIC recognizes Quality Providers of continuing education to the engineering community after assessing the provider’s learning development and delivery processes and authorizing them to award EIC continuing education units, the “EIC CEU” for eligible training activities.

The purpose of the EIC Continuing Education Recognition Program is to help engineering professionals identify quality providers of CEUs and to facilitate their record keeping when activities occur with various providers across Canada. This is increasingly important as most licensing bodies have adopted explicit professional development requirements as a licensing condition.

The EIC-CEU is defined as “ten hours of participation in a continuing education program organised in compliance with prescribed EIC Standards under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction”. These CEUs carry significant credibility among the engineering community and are accepted by most NA organisations as valid a demonstration of continuing education activities.

CEATI is recognized by the Engineering Institute of Canada as an accredited provider of Continuing Education Credits (CEUs). When registering for one of our events be sure to indicate whether you wish to acquire CEUs by attending Conference presentations.