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The DISTRIBUTECH+ Series brings together the energy community through live content, networking and engaging virtual experiences for those looking for perspective and discussion on current and future issues affecting the transmission and distribution markets.

Begin experiencing DISTRIBUTECH+ by watching any of the previous series listed below:

September 2020 Series: Utility of the Future
October 2020 Series: Renewables, Energy Storage and How Utilities are Preparing for a Sustainable Future
November 2020 Series: Grid Resiliency – Planning and Response
December 2020 Series: Cybersecurity and Digital Grids

December 2020 Series: Cybersecurity and Digital Grids

Establishing a Protocol for Supply Chain Cybersecurity in the Energy Industry

 Establishing a Protocol for Supply Chain Cybersecurity in the Energy Industry

Key Takeaways:

  • How the industry should go about identifying at risk equipment and subsequently replacing it
  • How to establish a protocol for supply chain cybersecurity in the US.

Protecting Your Utility’s ESP and PSP with a Zero Trust Identity Management System

 

Protecting Your Utility’s ESP and PSP with a Zero Trust Identity Management System

Key Takeaways:

  • How the utility sector can benefit from high assurance Identity and Access Management technology
  • How today’s utilities can benefit from the best practices in cyber-physical security

What If Utilities Could Identify, Mitigate, and Recover from a Cyberattack in Minutes instead of Months?

What If Utilities Could Identify, Mitigate, and Recover from a Cyberattack in Minutes instead of Months?

Key Takeaways:

  • How to identify cyber intruders much quicker
  • How to disrupt an attacker’s cyber kill chain before damage is done
  • How to deliver an initial automated cybersecurity capability for cyber defenders and control system operators

Enterprise-wide Solutions for Cybersecurity and IED Management

Enterprise-wide Solutions for Cybersecurity and IED Management

Key Takeaways:

  • ED management challenges
  • Synopsys of IEEE 1686 and NERC CIP
  • Best practices for centralized access, asset, updates and log management
  • Eaton’s role in product cybersecurity and supply chain

Cybersecure Substation Networks – How to Protect Modern Substations Against Cyber-Attacks

Cybersecure Substation Networks – How to Protect Modern Substations Against Cyber-Attacks

Key Takeaways:

  • Different attack vectors of a substation
  • How to apply the NIST cybersecurity framework in substations
  • The challenges and solutions for applying intrusion detection at the substation level

    The Maturity of Grid Security in the Age of Digital Transformation

    The Maturity of Grid Security in the Age of Digital Transformation

    Key Takeaways:

    • How technology innovation is affecting Utilities security postures
    • Learn about the collaboration between government, infrastructure owners and operators and technology vendors
    • Learn the importance of research work to move the industry forward

    Best Practices for Ensuring the Cybersecurity of Utility Transmission Grid Assets

    Best Practices for Ensuring the Cybersecurity of Utility Transmission Grid Assets

    Key Takeaways:

    • Learn about the increased risk of cyberattacks due to insecure distribution automation equipment and assets
    • Learn the overall cybersecurity best practices for distribution utilities and offer methods for identifying and securing the weakest link in the system

      Beyond Perimeter Security: Learn How Malware, Zero Day, and Credential Vulnerabilities are Expanding the Utility Threat Matrix

      Beyond Perimeter Security: Learn How Malware, Zero Day, and Credential Vulnerabilities are Expanding the Utility Threat Matrix

      Key Takeaways:

      • How hackers think and launch attacks using Malware, Zero Day, and Credential Vulnerabilities
      • How you can further secure critical distribution assets

      Optimizing Data Privacy and Personalization in the Next Normal

      Optimizing Data Privacy and Personalization in the Next Normal

      Key Takeaways:

      • How to safeguard customer information in the context of cybersecurity
      • How utilities are balancing data, privacy, and security in the next normal
      • Strategies utilities are leveraging to keep their consumer data safe

      Examining Supply Chain Security of Substation Transformers : A focused discussion on the Executive Order

      Examining Supply Chain Security of Substation Transformers : A focused discussion on the Executive Order

      Key Takeaways:

      • The potential implications for power utility companies
      • How the executive order will change supply chain procurement and BPS monitoring of substation transformers

      Corporate Venture – Accelerating Cleantech Innovation

      Corporate Venture – Accelerating Cleantech Innovation

      Key Takeaways:

      • What solutions are most appealing to corporate venture
      • How can cleantech entrepreneurs seek investment while maintaining IP

      Utility of the Future: How the Power Sector is Embracing Open Innovation

      Utility of the Future: How the Power Sector is Embracing Open Innovation

      Key Takeaways:

      • What innovation strategies leading power companies and implementing
      • How to effectively work with startup companies

        Start-up Pitches Part 1

        Start-up Pitches Part 1

        Key Takeaways:

        • Resilient Power Systems
        • Elektrik App
        • Ping Things
        • Noteworthy AI

        Start-up Pitches Part 2

        Start-up Pitches Part 2

        Key Takeaways:

        • Teratonix
        • Copper Labs
        • Community Energy Labs
        • Verify Energy

          November 2020 Series: Grid Resiliency – Planning and Response

          Compensating Resiliency: Developing Appropriate Tariffs for Integrating Microgrid Services

          Compensating Resiliency: Developing Appropriate Tariffs for Integrating Microgrid Services

          Key Takeaways:

          • Insight into multi-customer microgrid interconnection and coordination with utilities
          • How market, program and/or tariff mechanisms should be considered as a means for qualified microgrids to provide energy and grid services, including resilience, in return for compensation

          How New Technology Can Improve Utility Vegetation Management

          How New Technology Can Improve Utility Vegetation Management

          Key Takeaways:

          • How new technology can improve accuracy and lower costs for utilities everywhere
          • Discover key takeaways from a utility on the forefront of award-winning integrated vegetation management.

          Wildland Fire Risk: A Quantitative Risk-based Framework for Asset Health Assessment of Overhead Lines

          Wildland Fire Risk: A Quantitative Risk-based Framework for Asset Health Assessment of Overhead Lines

          Key Takeaways:

          • Discussion on an innovative, quantitative risk-based framework recently incorporated by PG&E
          • How to better assess the performance of individual overhead power transmission assets during high wind events

          Rolling with the Punches: Workforce Resiliency in the Face of Disasters and Pandemics

          Rolling with the Punches: Workforce Resiliency in the Face of Disasters and Pandemics

          Key Takeaways:

          • How to quickly respond to weather, climate, and other disasters
          • How to provide a healthy and safe environment for your workers

          Modernizing for Reliability: One Utility’s Story

          Modernizing for Reliability: One Utility’s Story

          Key Takeaways:

          • What motivates a utility to overhaul an existing distribution automation scheme that has proven successful over the course of 20+ years
          • What roadblocks must be overcome in order to implement an enhanced fiber-based distribution automation scheme
          • Secondary benefits to the grid provided by enhancing a utility’s distribution automation scheme with fiber optic communication

          Enabling Utilities’ Next Generation of Small, Low-Power Cellular Devices

          Enabling Utilities’ Next Generation of Small, Low-Power Cellular Devices

          Key Takeaways:

          • Telit’s IoT-as-a-service concept leverages new miniature, low-power modules
          • How AT&T’s FirstNet would work for utilities in emergencies
          • What the next generation of devices is bringing to the utility sector

          Quantifying and Evaluating Storm Resilience and Disaster Preparedness

          Quantifying and Evaluating Storm Resilience and Disaster Preparedness

          Key Takeaways:

          • Different approaches that utilities are taking toward resiliency
          • How data and sophisticated algorithms can be employed to develop resilience hardening projects 
          • Best practices that can be used to increase all-hazard response capabilities.

          Power Up Vegetation Management and Outage Prediction to Increase the Resilience of Your Grid

          Power Up Vegetation Management and Outage Prediction to Increase the Resilience of Your Grid

          Key Takeaways:

          • How new and maturing information technologies can help Utilities revamp their vegetation practices and mitigate weather-related risks
          • How to reduce widespread and potentially longer-lasting power interruptions, as well as improve the odds of successful outcomes

          Keynote: Mitigation after the California Fires

          Keynote: Mitigation after the California Fires

          Key Takeaways:

          • Discuss utility and vendor efforts associated with the aftermath of recent historic fires in the west
          • How can utilities be better prepared in the event of a wildfire in their service territory

          Keynote: Electrifying Energy: What “Sustainably Fueling the Future” Means for Grid Resilience

          Keynote: Electrifying Energy: What “Sustainably Fueling the Future” Means for Grid Resilience

          Key Takeaways:

          • How grid resilience underpins the IBM vision for “Electrifying Energy”
          • Learn about a global movement that supports decarbonization of large portions of the economy through clean electrification

          October 2020 Series: Renewables, Energy Storage and How Utilities are Preparing for a Sustainable Future

          How Smart Utilities are Using IoT to Enable Smart Cities and Plan for a Sustainable Future

          How Smart Utilities are Using IoT to Enable Smart Cities and Plan for a Sustainable Future

          Key Takeaways:

          • Drivers of smart city initiatives and the essential role played by infrastructure and tech
          • Action plans that converge the utility’s evolutionary path with that of their cities
          • Roadmap to drive the change needed to meet the smart cities challenge

          Keynote: The Road Ahead for Energy Storage

          Keynote: The Road Ahead for Energy Storage

          Key Takeaways:

          • Learn how the path ahead is paved with opportunities for stakeholders

          Modular Energy Management Solutions Increase EV Charging Capacity While Mitigating Grid Impact

          Modular energy management solutions increase EV charging capacity while mitigating grid impact

          Key Takeaways:

          • How to solve the challenge of increased EV charging demand
          • How to start the transition to electric
          • Key considerations in deploying an energy storage system

          An Overview and Analysis of DER Management Software Technologies including DERMS, VPP Management Systems and DER Analytics

          An Overview and Analysis of DER Management Software Technologies including DERMS, VPP Management Systems and DER Analytics

          Key Takeaways:

          • Analysis of the market for DER management software technologies
          • Enable current and prospective electric utility solutions and service providers to understand the drivers for projected demand

          Best Practices for Distributed Solar and Storage Programs and Interconnections

          Best Practices for Distributed Solar and Storage Programs and Interconnections

          Key Takeaways:

          • Best practices to more efficiently interconnect systems
          • Utility approaches to community solar
          • How utilities can partner with vendors to facilitate new revenue streams

          Keynote: American Renewable Energy in the Time of COVID

          Keynote: American Renewable Energy in the Time of COVID

          Key Takeaways:

          • Assess the state of renewable energy and energy storage markets amid COVID-19
          • The impact of the pandemic and regulatory developments

          September 2020 Series: Utility of the Future

          Smart City Initiatives and their Partner Utilities

          Smart City Initiatives and their Partner Utilities

          Key Takeaways:

          • How city and utility planners are working together to make their regions safer, smarter, cleaner and easier to navigate.
          • How these partnerships between the planners have evolve
          • How these partnerships could benefit a community near you

          Carbon Reduction in an Uncertain World

          Carbon Reduction in an Uncertain World

          Key Takeaways:

          • Hear how utility executives are approaching carbon reduction in an uncertain world

          Keynote: Sparking Change: The E-Mobility Revolution

          Keynote: Sparking Change: The E-Mobility Revolution

          Key Takeaways:

          • The various ways in which e-mobility is set to take off
          • How utilities can best prepare for the charging needs of EVs

          Innovative Solutions for Engaging Customers

          Innovative Solutions for Engaging Customers

          Key Takeaways:

          • How one utility is approaching customer engagement today
          • How utilities can use data that they already have to increase engagement and better serve their customers.

          COVID-19’s Impact on U.S. Consumers – and How Utilities Can Support Them

          COVID-19’s Impact on U.S. Consumers – and How Utilities Can Support Them

          Key Takeaways:

          • Insights into consumers’ capacity to pay bills – especially Utility bills – and their priority among all financial obligations
          • Consumers’ experiences seeking – and receiving – accommodations such as payment holidays, deferments, and forbearances, across all financial obligations
          • Techniques Utilities can use to mitigate risk, despite the drastic shifts in consumer credit data triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic
          • Considerations for Utility service providers regarding account management, including how to help customers get back on track with monthly payment

          A Big-Picture Look at the Needs and Wants of Today’s Energy Consumers in the US and Canada

          A Big-Picture Look at the Needs and Wants of Today’s Energy Consumers in the US and Canada

          Key Takeaways:

          • How to better understand today’s energy consumers
          • How to develop programs and services to effectively meet consumer needs

          Keynote: Driving Innovation for the Interconnected Utility

          Keynote: Driving Innovation for the Interconnected Utility

          Key Takeaways:

          • How to pursue the 3 “D”s – digitalization, decentralization, and decarbonization
          • How to include the two “I”s – innovation and interconnection
          • How to unlock the benefits of affordable, reliable energy for all

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