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Updated! Are You at Distributech? Don't Miss These Energy Central Community Members & Partners for a Chance to Chat In Person!

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After too long of an absence, the Distributech International Conference finally returns, hitting Dallas, Texas, from May 23 to 25. Several members of the Energy Central Team are in attendance, and we couldn't be more excited to make some face-to-face connections with our community members and partners after several years away from such events. 

As a special thanks to our Community Partners, who help keep the community running, we wanted to help support their efforts at the upcoming event.  So we asked them to share their booth locations and what they're planning to cover and discuss if they have participants speaking at sessions or hosting their own discussions.  Below is a list of some of our partners who will be at Dtech.  We hope you will take a minute to stop by their booth and or attend one of their sessions. 

Energy Central Partners at Distributech

Booth Location: Anterix  will be at booth #4105

Presenting: Anterix will have their CEO Rob Schwartz join Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories's CEO, David Whitehead, for a talk entitled "Leveraging Private Wireless Broadband to Mitigate the Risk of Wildfires: Mission-Critical Technology Goes Low-Band."

Tuesday, May 24 from 1:30 to 2:00 PM in Room C148:

Utilities in areas at high risk for wildfires are looking for grid modernization solutions that leverage integrated broadband wireless technology and wildfire mitigation capabilities. Over the last decade, the electrical power system has been a source of wildfire ignition. Environmental factors (e.g., climate change, increased temperatures, dry air and land, and high winds) combined with the arcs generated by electric power system equipment can significantly increase the risk of wildfire. During this panel session, attendees will have an opportunity to hear from Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories as they discuss breakthrough technology they developed with San Diego Gas & Electric—"falling conductor protection" for wildfire mitigation and Anterix’s critical role in enabling private LTE networks that support this technology using their low-band 900 MHz spectrum.

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Booth Location: Itron will be at booth #2403

Presenting: 

See also this preview post from Itron: Beyond Run to Fail: Redefining Low-Voltage Grid Management

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Booth Location: Esri will be at booth #613 and they will also have 8 other partners in their booth: Locana, GeoNexus, CityWorks, UDC, DataCapable, Epoch, EOS, and Esri UK. 

See also this preview post from Esri: Understanding Precedes Action

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Booth Location: PSC Consulting will be at booth #2445

If you'd like to get in touch ahead of the show, email na-clients@pscconsulting.com

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Booth Location: PXiSE will be at booth #237

Presenting: You can also catch several of PXiSE's experts at speaking sessions:

  • Tech Talk Session – Room C-141 – Patrick Lee, CEO, and co-founder of PXiSE Energy Solutions, will be giving a Tech Talk on “Getting More from Your DERMS: Forecast, Optimize, Dispatch, and Integrate with a Microgrid Controller to Maximize Grid Assets” and will speak to Horizon Power case study.
    •  Monday, May 23, 2:00-2:30pm CT
  • Microsoft Booth: #1023 – Jose Carranza, Head of Products & Solutions, PXiSE Energy Solutions, will be presenting on the AEMO case study titled, “Industry Paradigm Shift to DER Markets.”
    • Monday, May 23, 2:00-2:20pm CT
  • Future of Electricity Track - Room D-225 – Tim Allen, COO, PXiSE Energy Solutions, will be giving a presentation on “Island(ed) Communities: The Benefits of Implementing Real-Time Grid Controls in Isolated Regions” and speak on the Guam case study.
    • Tuesday, May 24, 1:30-2:00pm CT

See also a preview post from PXiSE on Energy Central here. 

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Booth Location: Copperleaf will be at booth #701

Presenting: Copperleaf will have demos at the Black & Veatch booth (#2115): Monday, May 23, and Tuesday, May 24, 10 am-12 pm 

B&V Brewhouse event in their booth (#2115): Tuesday, May 24, 3 pm-6 pm, and Wednesday, May 25, 2 pm-5 pm

See also this preview post from Copperleaf: Lighting the Way to Climate Resilience: Challenges and Opportunities for the Energy Sector.

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Booth Location: UDC will be at booth #613

Presenting: UDC will be presenting in the Esri Theater at booth 613 on Monday, May 23 at 11:30 AM and Tuesday, May 24 at 3:30 PM:

Title: Emergency Response and the Digital Twin 

Abstract: Cleco Corporation, headquartered in Louisiana, is an award-winning utility in the areas of emergency recovery and assistance. The utility has adopted digital twin technology, built on top of its Enterprise GIS and fed by information from its ADMS and reliability data sources, to provide real-time, historic outage and reliability views of its operating network. Learn how Cleco’s solution has elevated its ability to evaluate operations before, during, and after the storm.

Presented by: Frank Roberts, Account Manager – UDC

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Booth Location: Black & Veatch will be at booth #2115

Presenting: Black & Veatch has several speaking sessions, including the below four (and others, so check them out to learn about the other sessions!).

PGI: Megatrends in Power: Where is the Industry Going?​ (Deepa Poduval)

Conference Session: Future of Electricity​

Session Number D225, Second Level​

Wednesday, May 25, 8:30 am – 9:00 am

 

DTECH: Building a Sustainable Grid Transformation Strategy and Roadmap​ (Joe Zhou)

Track: Next-gen Utility Business​

Session Number: C144, First Level​

Wednesday, May 25​, 8:30am-9:00am

 

DTECH:  Integration at the Grid Edge – exploring expectations, actions, interactions, and goals ​(Rob Wilhite)

Hub Session: Grid Edge Technologies​

# 1509, Exhibitor Floor​

Monday, May 23​, 2:00pm-2:30pm​

 

Leadership Summit Opener​ (Laszlo von Lazar)

Monday, May 23​, 1:00pm-1:15pm​, Hall A

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Booth Location: West Monroe will be at booth #2841

Presenting: West Monroe has several speaking sessions; below are a few of note:

How to Make Your Utility Analytics Program a Juggernaut: Lessons Learned from Con Edison

  • Monday, May 23 – 2:30-3:00 pm
  • Greg Player, West Monroe, and Dan Smilowitz, Con Edison, are presenting

 

Data-driven Digital Utilities​

  • Monday, May 23 – 10:30am-2:30pm
  • Jeremy Klingel, West Monroe, is a Chair/Co-Chair of the track.

 

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SSP Innovations

Booth Location: SSP Innovations will be at booth #331

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Booth Location: Quanta Services is attending Distributech for the first time, so visit them at booth #801

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Booth Location: Osmose will be at booth #2902

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Booth Location: Tata Consulting Services will be at booth #657

Presenting: Conference Session on NiSource's "Your Energy Your Future" Program, Fireside Chat on Driving Customer Experience for Utilities, and Knowledge Hub Session on Digitizing the Grid. 

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Booth Location: Locana will be at booth #3908

Presenting: Locana (formerly Critigen) executives will be speaking about location intelligence during the upcoming DISTRIBUTECH  in Dallas. In addition to addressing the role of location in energy at their booth, Locana will also be speaking at the ESRI booth on Monday and Tuesday specifically addressing mobility for infrastructure technicians and integrating GIS and field service apps.


Locana Booth #3908: The Role of Location Intelligence, Mike Eggenberger, Locana

Esri Booth #613: Mobility for Infrastructure Technicians – Integrating GIS and Field Service Apps: Monday, 5/23 at 2:30 p.m. and Tuesday, 5/24 at 11:30 a.m. with Jeff Archer, Locana

To read more on location intelligence, visit Locana’s Energy Central page.

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As you can see, a LOT is going on next week! Be sure to check out the talks, booths, and events being held by Energy Central partners and other key leaders in the industry, and if you want to connect with them or anybody at the Energy Central Team while you're on the conference floor be sure to leave a note below or reach out at community@energycentral.com.

Lastly, if you are able to attend, please don't leave your insights on the Distributech floor. Head back to the Energy Central Community and share with us a post about what you learned at this year's conference so we can keep those critical conversations going!

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Richard Brooks on May 18, 2022

Matt, will the EC member presentations be available online. I'm very interested in this talk: "Microsoft Booth: #1023 – Jose Carranza, Head of Products & Solutions, PXiSE Energy Solutions, will be presenting on the AEMO case study titled, “Industry Paradigm Shift to DER Markets.

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