Conference Reports

2020 Innovative Smart Grid Technologies NA

The 11th Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technology (ISGT 2020), sponsored by the IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES), was held at the Grand Hyatt Washington, in Washington, DC, USA.

The venue of the event

The conference was preceded by tutorials on smart grid and OT/IT, and demand response.

The Conference opening session included a Keynote presentation by Dave Velazquez, CEO of Pepco Holdings, followed by a plenary panel session on “Distribution and transmission operations for the Grid of the Future.”

The conference program also included plenary sessions, panel sessions, technical papers, and tutorials by experts representing the electric utilities, regulators, technology providers, academia, the national laboratories, and both federal and state governments.

The Conference focused on the advancements and applications of both technologies and practices as applied to grid planning, operations, markets and policies to address the effective integration of variable and distributed energy resources, as well as the growing importance of participation of customers and third parties in the generation and management of electricity.

The first day concluded with a poster session and demonstrations. Another social event was the attendee reception at the end of the second day of the Conference.

The opening session at the event