Track E: Grid Modernization


E1: Making the Most of Smart Meters

April 30, 10:30am – Noon

Moderator: Bill Stelz, Vice President, Electricity, Itron

Panelist: Don Bowman, Chief Operating Officer, Wake Electric Membership Corporation

Panelist: Matt Haile, Director, Commercial Marketing, Tantalus Systems

Panelist: Jennifer Weiss, Senior Policy Associate, Duke University Nicholas Institute

Panelist: Belton Zeigler, Partner, Womble Bond Dickinson


E2: Grid Resilience: Building For the Super Storms of the Future

April 30, 1:30pm – 3:00pm

Moderator: Andy Fusco, Vice President, ElectriCities

Panelist: Charles Bauschard, Director of Utilities, City of New Bern

Panelist: George Bjelovuk, Vice President, Energy Solutions, Siemens

Panelist: Ken Dulaney, Director of Industry and Innovation, FREEDM Systems Center

Panelist: Sam Watson, General Counsel and Director, NC Utilities Commission


E3: The Vision for North Carolina’s Electric Grid

April 30, 3:30pm – 5:00pm

Moderator: Gary Rackliffe, Vice President, Smart Grids North America, ABB

Panelist: Ward Lenz, Managing Director, NC Sustainable Energy Association

Panelist: Lee Mazzocchi, Senior Vice President, Grid Solutions, Duke Energy

Panelist: James McLawhorn, Director, Electric Division, NC Utilities Commission Public Staff

Panelist: Lee Ragsdale, Senior Vice President, Grid Infrastructure & Compliance, NC Electric Membership Corporation


E4: Energy BlockChain Technology

May 1, 10:00am – 11:30pm

Moderator: Bob Meeks, Partner, Stanek Lemon Crouse & Meeks

Panelist: Tom Gordon, Chief Operating Officer, Causum eXchange

Panelist: Rob Norris, Chief Executive Officer, EnergyXchain, LLC

Panelist: Stephen Rogers, Vice President of Blockchain Technology Initiatives, IBM


E5: Energy Storage Value Stacking

May 1, 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Moderator: Harrison Fell, Associate Professor, NC State University

Panelist: Mike Brandt, Chief Executive Officer, Ardent Edge

Panelist: Eric Dupont, EVP & Chief Commercial Officer, PowerSecure

Panelist: Jim Hoelsher, President, LS Energy Solutions


E6: On Guard! The Power Industry’s Cyber Security Challenge.
(JOINT SESSION WITH UTILITIES & INFRASTRUCTURE)

May 1, 3:00pm – 4:30pm

Moderator: Ed Beroset, Principal Technical Leader, Information & Communication Technology, Electric Power Research Institute

Panelist: Jonathan Bransky, Senior Enterprise Security Advisor, Dominion Energy

Panelist: Tom Galloway, Chief Executive Officer, North American Transmission Forum

Panelist: Kyle Cooper, Vice President Operations & Maintenance, Cypress Creek Renewables

Panelist: Brandon Robinson, Vice President, IT Operations, NC Electric Membership Corporation