Super Session: Meeting the Energy Needs of Tomorrow

April 25, 2024
The panel discussion focuses on integrated planning for customers, distributed energy resources and the grid.

The 2024 IEEE PES T&D Conference and Exposition will feature six Super Sessions.

The third Super Session, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on May 8, is titled, "Meeting the Energy Needs of Tomorrow: Integrated Planning for the Customers, Distributed Energy Resources and the Grid. 

The session will feature speakers from Quanta, CPS Energy, RTE, SDG&E and AES including:

  • Damir Novosel (Moderator)
    President & Founder at Quanta Technology
  • Elaina Ball
    Chief Strategy Officer at CPS Energy
  • Gabriel Bareux
    Head of R&D at RTE
  • Kevin Geraghty
    COO & Chief Safety Officer at SDG&E
  • Raiford Smith
    Chief Utility Innovation Officer at AES

As the energy landscape undergoes a transformative shift towards sustainability and resilience, the imperative to holistically address the interplay between customers, distributed energy resources (DERs) and the grid has never been more crucial. 

This panel convenes visionaries, experts and stakeholders at the forefront of energy innovation to explore the intricacies of integrated planning for tomorrow’s energy ecosystem. Focused on aligning customer needs with the evolving grid infrastructure and the proliferation of DERs, discussions will spotlight the challenges and opportunities in harmonizing these diverse elements.

From fostering customer-centric approaches to optimizing DER integration and fortifying grid resilience, panelists will delve into strategies that bridge the gap between decentralized energy sources and traditional grid frameworks. By emphasizing collaborative frameworks, technological advancements, and policy imperatives, this session aims to chart a roadmap for a seamlessly integrated energy future.

Attend the panel presentation for a dynamic exchange of insights and ideas that redefines energy planning paradigms, paving the way for a resilient, customer-centric and sustainable energy landscape.

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