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October 4th-6th, 2022 • Scottsdale, AZ

Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa At Gainey Ranch

General Session Topics

An Industry in Transition

Wednesday, October 5th - 10:30 AM-12:00 PM

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Keynote Speaker: Steve Powell

President and CEO

Southern California Edison


Unprecedented changes are taking place throughout the electricity industry. Federal, state and local policy changes are forcing an accelerated move away from fossil fuels. Economics are driving customers away from traditional power supply to non-utility options. New technologies are offering new challenges and opportunities for operating the grid.


This panel will feature executives from AEIC member companies who will discuss these issues and more and provide real world and real time context from their respective markets.

The Challenges and Opportunities of Electrification

Wednesday, October 5th - 1:30 PM-3:00 PM

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Keynote Speaker: Duke Austin

CEO

Quanta

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Keynote Speaker: Warren Lasher

President

Lasher Energy Consulting

Recent technology improvements are enabling a rapid transition away from fossil fuels and toward the electrification of many sectors of the economy. Transportation, in particular, is electrifying much more rapidly than imagined even just a few years ago. This session will explore the numerous and complex challenges this creates for electric utilities as well as the opportunities to modernize and expand grid infrastructure.

The Reality of Clean Energy

Wednesday, October 5th - 3:30 PM-5:00 PM

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Keynote Speaker: Corey Woods

Mayor

Tempe, AZ

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Keynote Speaker: Rich Voorberg

President

Siemens Energy North America

Decarbonization has become a major theme for this decade in the electricity industry. Largely driven by climate change policy, ambitious long-term goals are often set with little regard for the operational realities AEIC members face to reach these goals and achieve compliance with new regulations. New technologies seem to be always just over the horizon, making it difficult to deliver on the promise they hold for achieving clean energy goals. This session will explore various future paths to decarbonization with a look at the inherent realities and risks for utilities.

Virtualization and the Grid

Thursday, October 6th - 8:30 AM-10:00 AM

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Keynote Speaker: Christine Boles

VP, Network and Edge Group / General Manager, Federal and Industrial Solutions

Intel Corporation


Advances in software and hardware systems for grid control and operation are poised to revolutionize the way the T&D system is operated. This panel will describe the latest innovations that are being developed and deployed to ultimately deliver higher performance, flexibility, interoperability, cost reduction, and cybersecurity controls for the benefit of the electrical transmission and distribution grid.

Storage Comes of Age

Thursday, October 6th - 10:30 AM-12:00 PM

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Keynote Speaker: Bill Newsom

CEO/President

Mitsubishi America




In many ways, storage has been one of the principal “holy grails” of the electricity industry for decades. Recent increases in performance and decreases in cost now offer a solution that makes sense. This panel will present some of the most recent developments in storage solutions and practical applications that can deliver broad benefits and a bright future.

Extreme Weather and Our Changing Climate

Thursday, October 6th - 1:30 PM-3:00 PM

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Keynote Speaker: Dr. Sarah Kapnick

Chief Scientist

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA)


Weather-related events have increasingly caused havoc with the electrical grid. Hurricanes, windstorms, fires, floods, and temperature extremes are all happening with more frequency and intensity. Events that were previously thought of as 100-year events are now happening every few years.


This panel will review changes the electricity industry has made to respond to these challenges based on a recently released book by Steve Mitnick, Executive Editor of Public Utilities Fortnightly, which features contributions from several of AEIC’s member companies.

Supply Chain Challenges

Thursday, October 6th - 3:30 PM-5:00 PM

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Keynote Speaker: Ian McCullough

Managing Director

Deloitte Consulting


AEIC’s members are responsible for delivering electric power when and where it’s needed in the safest, most efficient, and cost-effective manner. Throughout any given year, this can be a challenge. Utilities today must contend with an increasing number of storm events and environmental conditions, policy changes, critical grid modernization and investment projects, and an overall growth in demand for electricity that is sustainably generated at reasonable cost.


Now, add to this a global pandemic, significant supply chain disruptions, rising inflation, and a workforce shortage. The result is an unprecedented scenario that has forced utilities to respond in new ways to solve a wide range of concurrent challenges to keeping the lights on. This panel will discuss the range of issues are members are facing and offer real-world solutions that have provided a path forward.

Highlights

Palm Grove

Welcome Reception and Dinner

Wednesday, October 5

6:30 PM-9:00 PM


Join us at the Palm Grove for an evening of delicious southwestern food and local libations. This event will feature beer tastings from some of the region's premier craft brewers.

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Musical Instrument Museum Tour

Thursday, October 6

11:00 AM-3:00 PM


This is an exclusive luncheon event for spouses and guests at the Musical Instrument Museum, which features instruments spanning 6,000 years of history and cultural significance from around the world!

Arizona Ballroom

Award Reception and Dinner

Thursday, October 6

6:45 PM-9:45 PM


Join us for an evening of delectable food, beverages, and dancing. A reception will take place in the South Foyer/Arizona Courtyard followed by dinner and an awards ceremony in the Arizona Ballroom.

Thanks to this year's annual meeting partners:

Premier Partners

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Leadership Partners

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Supporting Partners

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