Modern grid operating technologies, for utility distribution systems, enable the connection, integration, and, engaged participation of DER, Customers, services, electric vehicle charging stations, and other grid edge technologies.
The conference will focus on the new technologies and system software, for modern grid operation, including distribution automation deployment, network modeling and data governance, AMI deployment and integration, and the integration of operating technologies with enterprise IT.
- Data Management for Non-Meter Devices
- Organizational Changes to Support IT Convergence with OT
- AMI Deployment to Support Modern Grid Operation
- Forecasting the Impact of EV Charging Stations
- Distribution Automation
4th Annual Smart Grid Conference
We are pleased to announce a Call for Abstracts for the 4th Annual Smart Grid Conference. Experts are invited to submit presentation abstracts on one of the themes described below.
IMPORTANT – Abstracts are due by 4:00pm ET on March 15th, 2019. A notification of acceptance will be provided no later than April 26, 2019. 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. (Approx. 300 words)
Theme 1 Details/Subtopics: Data Management for Non-Meter Devices
Storage of time series data from non-meter devices and use it for analysis. For example, some utilities use Pi Historian. What other tools are being used?
Theme 2 Details/Subtopics: Organization for IT Convergence with OT
Case studies and best practices for the convergence of business processes and people.
Theme 3 Details/Subtopics: AMI Deployment to Support Modern Grid Operation
Practical application of AMI data (tips, tricks and experience – case studies). What utilities can do to implement AMI and list the challenges utilities will face. How to handle metering and methods to generate load profiles (with and without generation). Working on data governance and analytics activities (how to use their AMI data to inform better business decisions).
Theme 4 Details/Subtopics: Forecasting the Impact of EV Charging Stations
Methods utilities can use to monitor the Electric Vehicle charger penetration and the challenges to be expected. Centralized versus localized charging of electric vehicles. Forecasting the impact on the utility distribution system. Also, electrifying heavy fleets (example: buses) and how that will affect the load profiles and the logistical hurdles.
Theme 5 Details/Subtopics: Distribution Automation
Is there a business case? How might IED’s be employed to support DA? Telecommunications strategies. Transmission techniques that may be used for DA. And, resource effectiveness/business transformation to support development and maintenance of DA; self-healing versus non-self-healing distribution automation – localized versus centralized; integrated planning of deployment with activities such as growth/expansion and upgrades.
|Abstracts Due||March 15th, 2019|
|Presenter acceptance / regret notifications||April 26th, 2019|
|Deadline for draft presentations||October 18th, 2019|
|Deadline for final presentations||November 1st, 2019|
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.
Presentation Submission Dates: The deadline for the submission of first draft Power Point Presentations is September 17, 2019.
Subsequent to submission, presenters may continue to revise presentations but must submit their revised files on flash drive at a minimum of one (1) day in advance of their scheduled presentation time.
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This conference is an industry open event, with registration open to:
- Electric Utilities
- Equipment Vendors
- Research Facilities and Laboratories
This event is organized in coordination with the following Utility Participants:
Exhibition space is available for the Smart Grid Conference. The event will bring manufacturers and service providers together with key decision-makers in the industry. The Conference has been organized with the support of over 60 participating utilities from across North America and beyond. The event will present an excellent opportunity for targeted networking and exposure to potential clients, including a reception with an open invitation to all exhibitors and conference attendees.
Breaks, Meals & Reception
The conference, with all breaks and meals will taking place in the exhibition hall. 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 event. PLEASE NOTE THAT SPACE IS LIMITED. For more information, please contact [email protected]
Each Exhibitor Registration Includes:
- Two Full Conference Registration
- Breakfast, Lunch & Breaks
- Evening Reception
- Skirted Table, Two Chairs & Waste Basket
- 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
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Professional Development Hours
Did you know that by attending a CEATI conference, you could be eligible to use your attendance towards Professional Development Hours? A Certificate of Attendance is available to all conference attendees – simply check with your local accreditation body for more details on how to apply it towards their requirements.
Women In Power
The Women In Power collaborative venture is a networking, mentorship, and peer-to-peer support group that spans across the entirety of the CEATI organization, including all our programs. It aims to promote engineering to women in the field and help females thrive in a male-dominated industry. In an effort to facilitate comradery and networking, this group is currently available to anyone involved in the CEATI programs or events at no added cost.
For more information about the Women In Power group, visit our website.
Please join us at our Women in Power Reception at CEATI’s Fall 2019 Conference!
The Young Professionals Group (YPG) is a networking, mentorship, and peer-to-peer support group of inspiring professionals who are new to the electric utility industry. This group spans across the entirety of the CEATI organization, including all of our programs. The YPG will provide a focused, industry-open group and a forum for young professionals to network with their peers across the energy sector, discuss common challenges, and share experiences and strategies for positive career growth. This group will provide opportunities for collaboration and professional development, and will be open to all but aimed at those at the beginning stages of their career.
For more information about the Young Professionals group, visit our website.
Please join us at our Networking Lunch at CEATI’s 2019 Co-located Conferences!