Assistant Secretary Patricia Hoffman will give the keynote address at the 4th annual IEEE PES Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT 2013) on Monday, February 25. The conference, which will be held from February 24 through February 27 in Washington, DC, is a forum to discuss state-of-the-art innovations in smart grid technologies. The event will feature tutorials, panel sessions and paper presentations by international experts.  Other keynote speakers will include Mark Wyatt, Vice President of Smart Grid & Energy Systems at Duke Energy, and Danielle Merfeld, Technology Director of Electrical Technologies & Systems at GE Global Research.

Panel discussions will cover a range of topics, including results and lessons learned from Smart Grid Investment Grant (SGIG) projects and Smart Grid Demonstration Projects, and technology challenges.  Other speakers from OE will include Deputy Assistant Secretary Hank Kenchington (Assessing Progress in Smart Grid Deployment),  Debbie Haught (SGIG activities in the mid-Atlantic region and Vermont), Akhlesh  Kaushiva (SGIG Distribution Automation projects), Don Macdonald (SGIG AMI Projects and Customer Education), Phil Overholt (SGIG Synchrophasor Deployments), Joe Paladino (Smart Grid Assessment Methodologies) and Dan Ton (Smart Grid Assessment Methodologies, and Grid Integration of Distributed Energy Resources and Electric Vehicles).

More information is available at the conference’s website.