Sunday  |  September 22, 2013

8:30-9:00 Breakfast Session
12:00-1:00 Lunch Break

Monday  |  September 23, 2013

8:00-8:30 Breakfast Session
8:30-9:10 Keynote Speech: An Energy Tsunami: What Can Islands Teach Us On What’s Coming if We Don’t Change?
9:15-10:45 Plenary Session: Smart Grid Innovations in Illinois
10:45-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:30 Panel Session: Solar Energy Deployment Panel Session: Driving Demand Response in Commercial Buildings Panel Session: Impact of EV Charging on Energy and Transportation Systems
12:30-1:30 Lunch Break
1:30-3:00 Plenary Session: Virgin Islands Solar PV Initiative
3:00-3:15 Coffee Break
3:15-5:00 Panel Session: Smart Grid Communications Panel Session: Will Smart Grid Create New Jobs? Paper Session: Demand Response and Energy Managements
5:15-6:30 Networking Reception

Tuesday  |  September 24, 2013

8:00-8:30 Breakfast Session
8:30-9:10 Keynote Speech: Microgrid Evolution in Distribution Service Restoration After a Blackout
9:15-10:45 Plenary Session: Microgrids for Enhancing the Grid Resiliency
10:45-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:30 Panel Session: Wind Energy from the Windy City Panel Session: Grid Modernization for Power System Enhancement Panel Session: Clean Energy Manufacturing
12:30-1:30 Lunch Break
1:30-3:00 Plenary Session: Electricity Market and Regulations
3:00-3:15 Coffee Break
3:15-5:00 Panel Session: Aging Infrastructure and Asset Management Panel Session: Smart Grid Consumer Education and Workforce Training Paper Session: Microgrids
5:15-6:30 Networking Reception

Wednesday |  September 25, 2013

8:00-8:30 Breakfast Session
8:30-9:10 Keynote Speech: Building Resilience into the Smart Grid
9:15-10:45 Plenary Session: Increasing Adoption: Intelligent And Trustworthy Smart Grid
10:45-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:30 Panel Session: Big Data in Smart Grids Panel Session: Advanced Electric Vehicle Technology Paper Session: Power System Operation and Control

List of Confirmed Speakers

Gerry M. Stokes, Associate Laboratory Director, Brookhaven National Laboratory
Dan McDevitt, President & CEO, Nordex
Joseph Paladino, Senior Advisor, US DOE
Tony Burge, Manager, Midwest Utilities Team, Siemens
Evelyn Robinson, Manager, Regulatory and Legislative Affairs, PJM Interconnection
Michel Kamel, CEO, MelRok
Dan McCaugherty, President and CEO, Athena Sciences Corporation
Steve Pullins, President, Horizon Energy Group
Phil Fisher, President, New Generation Power, U.S. Virgin Islands
Jeremy Laundergan, Director, Utility Services Consulting, EnerNex
Michelle Blaise, Vice President, Engineering and Project Management, ComEd
Stephen F. Schneider, Vice President & Chief Solutions Architect, SAIC
Steve Johanns, CEO, Veriown Energy
Heather Langford, Director, LEED, U.S. Green Building Council
Scot Duncan, CEO, Enerliance
Carol Bartucci, Director, IT, ComEd
Peter Sauer, Grainger Chair Professor, University of Illinois
David Kolata, Executive Director, Illinois Citizens Utility Board (CUB)
Senator Craig W. Barshinger, 30th Legislature, U.S. Virgin Islands
Jessica Bian, Director of Performance Analysis, NERC
Mary Heger, Chief Information Officer & Vice President of Information Technology, Ameren
Jason Blumberg, CEO & Managing Director, Energy Foundry
Deborah J. Buterbaugh, Energy Project Specialist, US DOE
Tom Glennon, Director of Engineering, Honeywell Building Solutions
Paul Alvarez, President, Wired Group
Bob Greenlee, Legal Counsel, Illinois Science and Technology Coalition
Vijay Gupta, University of Notre Dame
Joshua Milberg, Vice President, Willdan Energy Solutions
Jeff Orcutt, Policy Advisor, Illinois Commerce Commission
Mark Harris, President & CEO, Illinois Science & Technology Coalition
Sila Kiliccote, Acting Leader of the Grid Integration Group, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
Tim Yardley, Assistant Director, Information Trust Institute, University of Illinois
James Fine, Senior Economist, Environmental Defense Fund
Doug Houseman, Vice President of Innovation and Technology, EnerNex
Jianhui Wang, Argonne National Laboratory
Ufuk Topcu, University of Pennsylvania
Wanda Reder, Vice President of Power System Services, S&C Electric
Jaeseok Choi, Gyeongsang National University, South Korea
Karen Weigert, Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Chicago
Amin Khodaei, University of Denver
William H. Sanders, Director, Coordinated Science Laboratory, University of Illinois
Shay Bahramirad, System Integration Engineer, S&C Electric
Michael Abba, Director, Smart Grid Integration & System Improvement, Ameren Illinois
Mark McGranaghan, Vice President of Power Delivery and Utilization, EPRI
Anuradha Annaswamy, Senior Research Scientist, MIT
Kathleen Thigpen, Senior Training Specialist, Smart Grid Project Management Office, ComEd
Kuilin Zhang, Michigan Technological University
Deb Burton, Director of Utility, Verizon
Yu (Marco) Nie, Northwestern University
Dan Brotzman, Manager of Reliability Programs, ComEd
Dan Rosanova, Senior Architect at West Monroe Partners
Wencong Su, University of Michigan-Dearborn
Mike McMahan, Vice President, AMI Implementation, ComEd
Lynne Kiesling, Northwestern University
Heru Oforii-Atta, Special Advisor, Caribbean Green Technology Center
Lin Li, University of Illinois at Chicago
Spencer Zirkelbach, S&C Electric
Chris Yuan, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Mel Gehrs, Data Scientist, Silver Spring Networks
Paul Myrda, Technical Executive, Electric Power Research Institute
Mohammad Khodayar, Southern Methodist University
Girish Ghatikar, Program Manager, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
James Eber, Manager, DR and DP, ComEd
Wei Wei, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
Hongseok Choi, Korea Power Exchange, South Korea
Paul Rodriguez and Ryan Franks, National Electrical Manufacturers Association
Courtney Mayes, Energy Manager, University of the Virgin Islands
Jeffrey Boyer and Sachin Anand, dbHMS
Mahmud Fotuhi-Firuzabad, Sharif University of Technology, Iran
Kevin Ding, CenterPoint Energy
Zhu Han, University of Houston
Ernst Camm, Manager of Consulting and Analytical Studies, S&C
Daniel Lindenmeyer, Senior Business Development Manager, Infineon Technologies
Kenneth Elkinson, Apparatus Analytics Engineer, Doble
Peter Tyschenko, Manager, Distribution Standards and Technical Support, ComEd

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