November 12, 2014
Fletcher Opera Theater (Raleigh, NC)
7:15A Registration/Badge Pick-up
Pick up badge at the Fletcher Opera Theater.
Talk shop while sipping on coffee in the theatre lobby.
10A Grid of the Future
This last 10 years have seen major advances in energy technology and electric grid operations, so what’s next on the horizon? Renewables, electric vehicles, energy storage…all of these and much more will shape the Grid of the Future. This panel will bring together some of the biggest names in energy technology advancements to discuss and debate the future of the electric grid.
11A U.S. Congressman David Price Special Address
11:10A Consumer Engagement
What’s in it for me? Consumers are beginning to demand that utility discussions include the end users. This session will bring consumers into the conversation. With new smart technologies on the market, data available in real-time, and rising energy prices, consumers at all levels of the socio-economic scale are now engaging in the smart grid discussion. Hear from leaders in consumer technologies during this panel.
1:40P Research Triangle Energy Ecosystem
The Research Triangle region of North Carolina has long been an area of technological innovation and worldwide leadership. It is no surprise that once again the region has stepped up to the challenge of solving our global energy challenges. In this panel leaders from some of the area’s leading organizations will exchange ideas about North Carolina’s clean energy economy and future growth of the region.
2:40P Education on Energy
Innovative companies around the world seem to grow out of great research universities and they understand the value of tapping into the talent emerging. On this panel, faculty leaders from NC State and UNC Charlotte along with top business leaders will be discussing the importance of education, research universities, the Research Triangle Region and NC’s emerging prominence as an energy technology hotbed.
4P Big Data & Analytics
Smart grid deployments have given utilities remarkable access to data. They have significant potential to harness that information to improve grid performance and customer service. The Big Data panel will share dialogue on how real-time data solutions for the grid are enabling North Carolina and utilities abroad reduce costs through improved yields, improved quality and equipment reliability. Panel will also discuss current energy events that have been impacted by data analytic solutions.
5P New Energy Ventures
Disruptive technologies in energy including compressed natural gas vehicles, integrated energy infrastructure from multiple sources including renewables and natural gas, grid edge intelligence, and distributed generation and storage are just the beginning! Energy financing and public private partnerships are driving many advancements in innovation for the future of the grid. This panel will bring together insights about how advanced energy financing, research, and innovation are bringing about a smarter energy future.
6P Live Music/Networking
Join your peers for food and drink.