Keynote/Plenary Sessions

Day 1 - April 24, 2017

8:00am-8:30amOpening Session

Joseph Paladino, Conference Chair, 2017 ISGT Conference
Tom Pierpoint, Representative, PEPCO Welcome to DC
Damir Novosel, IEEE PES President - More Power to the Future Grid
Farrokh Rahimi, Technical Chair, 2017 ISGT Conference

Location: Salon AB
8:30am-10:00amPlenary: Grid Modernization Technology Vision

Chair: Ebrahim Vaahedi, OATI

Ali Ipakchi, OATI
Juan De Bedout, GE
Gary Rackliffe, ABB
Mike Carlson, Siemens
Thierry Godart, Intel


To respond to their business requirements and chart the future technology deployment strategy, utilities, research organizations and technology developers need to know the state of the art in available technology solutions and the future technology trends. In this plenary session, the executives of a number of major technology providers share their insight on the smart grid strategic roadmaps, technology maturity and their business value.

[Location: TBA]

Day 2 - April 25, 2017

8:30am-10:00amPlenary: Policy and Regulatory Considerations Related to Grid Modernization

Joseph Paladino, DOE

Jorge Camacho, Independent Consultant
Leslie Kerr, Deputy Directory, Division of Policy Development, Office of Energy Policy and Innovation, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Kim Jones, Senior Electricity Analyst, North Carolina Utilities Commission, and Chair of the NARUC Staff Subcommittee on Electricity
Thomas Pierpoint, Director, Business Applications, Pepco (an Excelon Company)
Lorenzo Kristov, Principal, Market and Infrastructure Policy, California Independent System Operator
David Meyer. Senior Policy Analyst, U.S. Department of Energy


Policies and regulatory rules set by both federal and state governments have significantly influenced the scope and pace of grid modernization. The plenary session will provide a discussion by individuals in federal and state governments on the impact of their policies and the challenges that need to be addressed to enable the enhanced grid functionality envisioned for a future grid.

Day 3 - April 26, 2017

8:30am-10:00amPlenary: Utility Executive

Chair: Jay Giri, GE Grid Software Solutions

Chantal-Aimee N. Hendrzak, PJM
Rana Mukerji, NYISO
Mark Karl, Vice President, Market Development, ISO-NE
Tom Pierpoint, Exelon


Utility executives will share their recent practical experiences with smart grid deployments.
They will also discuss challenges and future plans.

[Location: TBA]