Industry leaders to speak at Wood Mackenzie’s Grid Edge Innovation Summit 2022

Join executives from Shell Recharge Solutions, Exelon, BMW and General Motors, as event looks at current trends, challenges and drivers shaping the grid edge

LONDON/HOUSTON/SINGAPORE, Nov. 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — With electrification forecast to increase grid demand over the coming decade, the grid edge holds enormous potential to offer homeowners and businesses a financial stake in the energy transition while enabling a more balanced grid.

Join Wood Mackenzie’s analysts and leaders from across the industry to discover how utilities, automakers and distributed energy resource (DER) and software providers in the U.S. are addressing key issues affecting the sector at the Grid Edge Innovation Summit in Phoenix, Arizona, U.S. on December 6-7.

Sessions will include insights on grid modernisation, DER aggregation technologies, as well as transportation and building electrification.

Along with exclusive presentations from Wood Mackenzie experts and a top-tier speaker line-up including representatives from Shell Recharge Solutions, Exelon, BMW and General Motors, the in-person conference provides the opportunity to connect with grid operators, energy service providers and utilities and policymakers, along with professionals specialising in electric vehicles (EV), solar and energy storage.

Key themes on the agenda include:

  • Modernising the grid in a time of massive electrification
  • Ownership models for EV charging infrastructure
  • Deploying infrastructure capital through everything-as-a-service
  • Grid insecurity and customer resilience offerings
  • Decarbonising heat: From heat pumps to district energy
  • Distributed energy resource management systems (DERMS), sensors and artificial intelligence (AI): Advanced monitoring and control solutions for utilities
  • Fragmentation and integrations of EV charging networks
  • The rapidly changing microgrid technology landscape
  • Grid-interactive and efficient buildings
  • Virtual power plants: Project landscape and regulatory outlook

The Grid Edge Innovation Summit will hear from leading experts from across the industry including:

  • Erick Karlen, Director of Policy and Market Development, Shell Recharge Solutions
  • Crystal Stiles, Executive Director, FPL Development, Distributed Technologies and Mobility, Florida Power & Light
  • Sarah Kist, GM, T&D Engineering & Construction, Arizona Public Service (APS)
  • Aimee Bailey, Director of Innovation & Portfolio Management, National Grid Partners
  • Suzanna Mora, Director, Federal Policy and Agency Relations, Exelon
  • Sterling Clifford, Manager, Government Affairs, Sunnova
  • Kathy Knoop, Manager, EV Stakeholder Solutions, General Motors
  • Adam Langton, Energy Services Manager, BMW of North America, LLC
  • Jeff Dennis, General Counsel and Managing Director, Advanced Energy Economy
  • Melissa Chan, Director of Grid Solutions and Strategic Partnerships, Fermata Energy
  • Ken Schisler, Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, CPower Energy Management
  • Mark Martyak, Chief Sales Officer, Distributed Infrastructure, PowerSecure
  • Martin Milani, CEO, Sunverge Energy
  • Nicholas Smallwood, SVP, Products, Procurement, & Strategic Development, Sunrun
  • Trudie Wang, VP of Product, Heila Technologies
  • Giri Iyer, Vice President, Business Development, Sentient Energy, a KES Company
  • Mark Danzenbaker, CEO, GridPoint

To reserve your place at Wood Mackenzie’s Grid Edge Innovation Summit or for further information, please click on this link.

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