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Distributed Energy Resource Management for Utilities

Understanding the operational challenges of Distributed Energy Resources (DER) and the role of emerging DER Management Systems (DERMS)

27-28 Jun 2019
NBC Tower | Chicago, IL, United States of America

Why You Should Attend

Distributed Energy Resource Management for Utilities

With the demand for energy rising around the world, however the aging infrastructure for many regions is becoming more obsolete. With renewable energy sources and high power requirements, a decentralized power supply carries the risk of instability. The implementation of DER can alleviate these issues, by maintaining unified control and operation over and electrical system, and ensuing safe operation for all stakeholders.


This workshop will show delegates how a DER system establishes clarity in terms of responsibility and optimizes grid investments and operations.


Key Topics

  • The Impacts of Distributed Energy Resources on Utility Operations
  • Business Scenarios and Requirements
  • Emerging Technical Solutions
  • Utility Experiences with DERMS
  • Discussion of DER Operations Best-Practices
  • Previous Attendees Include

    Schweitzer Engineering
    University of Texas at Austin
    Wildan Energy Solutions
    Nextera Energy Inc.
    NYC Mayor's Office of Sustainability
    Office of Utility Regulation
    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
    Pepco Holdings Inc.
    Edison International
    EDF Climate Corps
    Duke Energy
    Department of Energy
    Hitachi Microgrid Solutions
    Idaho National Laboratory

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    Practical Insights From

    Travis Rouillard
    Travis Rouillard is teh CTO of GridBright, where he is responsible for technology direction, innovation, and development. He has over twenty years of experience building and deploying utility software solutions. As a consultant, he has led the intigration of IT/OT systems at large utilites, small munis, regional transmission operator, trading firms, and retail energy services companies. Travis is an industry expert on the technical integration of Distributed Energy Resources (DER) in retial utilities and wholesale markets. For most of the last decade, Travis has specialized building and deploying commercial software solutions for DER projects around the globe.

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