Keynote/Plenary Sessions

Day 1 - February 18, 2015

8:15am-8:30amOpening Session
Saifur Rahman, Chair, 2015 ISGT Conference
Miroslav Begovic, President, IEEE PES

[Independence Ballroom A]
8:30am-9:00amKeynote: Amy Ericson, President, Alstom US
[Independence Ballroom A]
9:00am-10:00amPlenary: Smart Grid Around the Globe
Chair: Nader Farah, President of ESTA International


  • Lina Bertling Tjernberg, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, "European Smart Grid Developments"

  • Cyro Vicente Boccuzzi, Latin America Smart Grid Forum, "Smart Grid Developments in Brazil and other Latin American Countries"

  • Sang Ho Ahn, LSIS, Korea, "Smart Grid in Asia, Microgrid Case Study"

  • Russell Conklin, US DOE, Vice Chair of the ISGAN Executive Committee, "ISGAN Award of Excellence"

[Independence Ballroom A]

Day 2 - February 19, 2015

8:30am-9:00amKeynote: Patricia Hoffman, Assistant Secretary for the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, U.S. Dept. of Energy
[Independence Ballroom A]
9:00am-10:00amPlenary: State and Local Government Policies Driving Smart Grid Adoption

Chair: Joseph Paladino, U.S. Dept. of Energy


  • Paul De Martini, Newport Consulting Group

  • Lorenzo Kristov, CAISO

  • Jeff Taft, PNNL

  • Donna Attanasio, George Washington Law School

  • Becky Harrison, Gridwise

  • Cameron Brooks

  • Rich Sedano

[Independence Ballroom A]

Day 3 - February 20, 2015

8:30am-9:00amKeynote: Harold DePriest, President, Chattanooga Electric Power Board
[Independence Ballroom A]
9:00am-10:00amPlenary: Smart Grid Evolution - Technology, Policy and Regulation

Chair: Commissioner Philip Jones, Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission

  • Harold DePriest, Chattanooga Electric Power Board

  • Jay Giri, Alstom USA

  • Saifur Rahman, Virginia Tech

[Independence Ballroom A]