Sunday, Feb. 24


Tutorial  Sessions 
(Registration starts at 7:30 am) 

The tutorial day will include 4 sessions on various smart grid topics.  The first session will be on the basics of Distributed Energy Resources (DER) for those interested in understanding issues related to variable generation, limits to DER implementation, interconnect standards etc.  The second tutorial session will deal with Smart Grid Operations, i.e., characteristics, requirements, benefits, concerns and impacts.  The third session will introduce SGIP 2.0 (Smart Grid Interoperability Panel 2.0) framework that was initiated by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to facilitate the accelerated development and adoption of the smart grid.  The last session will present Microgrids and their role in the evolution of the Smart Grid.  

Chair:  Erich Gunther, EnerNex


Morning Track
8:00am – 12:00pm

Session I 

Distributed Energy Resources

Instructor: Doug Houseman,

Session II

Smart Grid Operations

Instructor: Laurie Miller,


Afternoon Track
1:00pm – 5:00pm

Session III

Introduction to SGIP 2.0

Mladen Kezunovic,
Texas A&M University
Steve Widergren,
Marty Burns,
David Wollman,


Session IV

Microgrids – Designing Their Role in Smart Grid

Instructor: Steve Pullins
Horizon Energy Group


 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Welcoming Reception