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OE provides information on an ongoing basis about meetings and events of interest to people involved in issues related to grid modernization, energy assurance, and electricity policy. Listed below are upcoming meetings and events in chronological order. Information is also available about past events and conferences.​

  • March 20-21 2019, OE, along with the Electric Power Research Institute and the Resnick Sustainability Institute at Caltech, will hold a Future Distribution Grid R&D Workshop in Charlotte, NC to examine current trends and their impact on distribution system planning and operations over the next 15 years. Discussions will focus on distribution grid resilience, planning models and tools, distributed power management and control systems, analytics for distribution operations, distribution forecasting of distributed energy resources and customer behavior, and coordination requirements between the bulk power, distribution and customer systems, with the goal of connecting these trends to longer-term research objectives and timing requirements for advanced technologies. Joseph Paladino, Technical Advisor, will represent OE.

  • March 26, 1-2pm ET Energy Storage 101, Part 1: Battery Storage Technology, Systems and Cost Trends. This first in a multi-part energy storage webinar series will cover the state of the technology, energy storage systems and cost trends. The energy storage team at Sandia National Laboratories has combined lessons learned from numerous battery deployment projects and analyses to create this webinar series overview. Future installments in the series will cover such topics as applications and economics, policy and regulations, safety and reliability, and project development, commissioning and deployment. Presenters include, Dr. Imre Gyuk, Director of Energy Storage Research, U.S. Department of Energy Office of Electricity and Dan Borneo, Engineering Project Manager, Sandia National Laboratories; moderated by Todd Olinsky-Paul, Project Director, Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA). Register here.

  • March 26, 2-3 pm EST – The Power Systems Engineering Research Center, sponsored by the Department of Energy, will host a webinar titled "Opportunities and Challenges for Probabilistic Models of Cascading Line Outages Driven by Historical Utility Data." Ian Dobson, professor of electrical engineering at Iowa State University, will discuss how to use probabilistic models describing cascading outages to direct mitigation efforts. The webinar is free and does not require registration.

  • March 28, 2019 - Assistant Secretary Bruce J. Walker, CESER Assistant Secretary Karen S. Evans, and Adrienne Lotto, CESER’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Security and Energy Restoration, will attend the Federal 100 Awards Gala.  DOE’s Chief Information Officer Max Everett is scheduled to receive an award at the Gala.  Sponsored by FCW Magazine, the Federal 100 Awards celebrate exceptional individuals from both industry and government who are transforming government and its ability to deliver on critical missions.

  • March 28, 2019 - Security Investments for Energy Infrastructure Technical Conference – DOE and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) will co-host a technical conference to discuss security practices to protect energy infrastructure.  The technical conference will be held at FERC Headquarters and will be open and free to the public.

  • April 16, 2019 - Assistant Secretary Bruce J. Walker will provide the keynote at the Gulf Coast Power Association Spring Conference in Houston, TX.  He will discuss his responsibilities leading OE, future challenges (e.g., cybersecurity and gas supply disruptions), and ways in which different technologies address reliability. 


External Industry-Relevant Events

  • June 4-5 – The National Science Foundation will host its "Smart Grid Analytics" workshop in Atlanta, GA at the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center. The workshop will bring together key experts and leaders from academia, industry, and government to exchange the latest developments and research on data analytics "at the edge of the grid," including analytics related to smart metering, electric distribution systems, and distributed energy resource integration. Registration for the workshop is open and limited to 100 participants.



For past meetings and events, visit the meetings archive.