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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.​

  • On November 17-20, 2019, Senior Advisor Doug Little will be representing the Office of Electricity at the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners Annual Meeting in San Antonio, TX.

  • On November 13-14, 2019, Senior Advisor Doug Little will be the opening speaker and a panelist on a Grid Infrastructure panel at the Southwest Energy Consortium Meeting in Scottsdale, AZ.

  • On November 13-14, 2019, Melissa Pauley, Electricity Policy Analyst and Program Manager for the U.S. Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) initiative, will represent DOE at the 8th annual U.S. C3E Women in Clean Energy Symposium at Texas A&M University. The nine awardees for the annual U.S. C3E awards will be announced at the Symposium, which also features other high-level speakers and panels on energy topics. The U.S. C3E program is administered by DOE in partnership with the Texas A&M Energy Institute, MIT Energy Initiative, and Stanford Energy’s Precourt Institute for Energy. More information is available at the website: This event will be hosted by Texas A&M Energy Institute in College Station, Texas and will be livestreamed.

  • On November 4, 2019, David Wells will be sitting on a panel at Resilience Week 2019 in San Antonio, TX. The panel is titled Communications Industry Special Session: Emergency Communications which will cover the potential impacts to energy critical infrastructure if 6GHz spectrum band for unlicensed use is adopted.

  • On October 29-30, 2019, Senior Advisor David Wells will present at the North American Synchrophasor Initiative (NASPI) working group meeting. He will present on the Darknet project and provide an overview and details of the project. The event will be held in Richmond, VA.

  • On October 29, 2019, Deputy Assistant Secretary Michael Pesin will be the keynote speaker at the Smart Grid Customer Education Symposium in Washington, DC. Mr. Pesin will be providing the federal perspective on grid modernization and how OE's key priorities support utility customers.

  • On October 29, 2019, Sandra Jenkins will be providing remarks at the North American SynchroPhasor Initiative (NASPI) Work Group Meeting & Vendor Show in Richmond, VA. She will cover a status update of OE's previously awarded Funding Opportunity Announcement 1861, Big Data Analysis of Synchrophasor Data.

  • On October 29, 2019, Eric Hsieh will speak at the Innovations in Mobility conference in Novi, MI, hosted by the SAE International. The conference will explore future technology development in smart mobility infrastructure and advanced propulsion, including batteries, battery charging and materials. Mr. Hsieh will discuss interactions between electrified mobility and the grid.

  • On October 23-25, 2019, Senior Advisor Doug Little will be representing DOE and presenting on Critical Energy Infrastructure activity at the NCSL Legislative Energy Institute Meeting in Washington, DC.

  • On October 16-18, 2019, Jennifer DeCesaro will participate in the Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum (CREF) and will facilitate a panel session, "The Resilient Island Playbook," on Friday, October 18. The event will be held in Miami, FL.

  • On October 16, 2019, Assistant Secretary Bruce Walker will provide an update on OE programs and initiatives at the Electricity Advisory Committee (EAC) meeting. Other topics will include panel discussions on energy storage deployment case studies and impediments to leveraging phasor measurement unit (PMU) data and synchrophasors. Eric Hsieh of the Advanced Grid Research and Development division will also provide an update on the proposed Advanced Energy Storage Initiative. This meeting is the third of the three EAC meetings held annually. The two-day meeting will be held in Arlington, VA.

For past meetings and events, visit the meetings archive.