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Monday  |  September 22, 2014

8:00-8:30 Breakfast
8:30-4:30 Short Course : Cybersecurity Technology and Applications
  • Manimaran Govindarasu, Iowa State University 8:30 - 10:00
  • Nipesh Patel, Silver Spring Networks 10:00 - 11:00
  • Kevin Jin, Illinois Institute of Technology 11:00 - 12:00
  • Lunch Break 12:00 - 1:00
  • Saman Zonouz, Rutgers University 1:00 - 2:30
  • Paul Cotter, West Monroe Partners 2:30 - 3:30
  • Dave Roberts, OSIsoft 3:30 - 4:30
  • Mehdi Ganji, Smart Home Demonstration & Applications, Robert W. Galvin Center for Electricity Innovation 4:30-5:30

Tuesday  |  September 23, 2014

8:00-8:30 Breakfast

Opening Remarks and Introduction to Smart Grid Initiatives: Terry Donnelly, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, ComEd
Keynote Session:
Dr. Carol Hawk, Manager, Cyber Security for Energy Delivery Systems, U.S. Department of Energy


Plenary Session: Resilient Power Grids

Chair: Steve Johanns, CEO, Veriown Energy

Terry Donnelly, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, ComEd
Wanda Reder, Vice President, Power Systems Solutions, S&C Electric
Math Bollen, STRI, Sweden (European Perspective)

10:45-11:00 Coffee Break

Panel Session: Smart Street Lighting

Chair: Dan Gabel, Manager, Smart Grid and Technology, ComEd

Dan Gabel, Manager, Smart Grid and Technology, ComEd
Mel Gehrs, Consultant, Silver Spring Network
Steve Davis, President, The Will Group
Bob Myers, Managing Deputy Commissioner, Chicago Department of Transportation


Panel Session: The Human and Technology Elements in the Energy Equation

Chair: Clare Butterfield, Program Director, Illinois Science and Energy Innovation Foundation

Anna Markowski, Community Projects Manager, Elevate Energy
Sarah Moskowitz, Outreach Director, Citizen's Utility Board
Rev. Brian Sauder, Executive Director, Faith in Place
Yann Kulp, VP, Residential Energy Solutions Prosumer North America, Schneider Electric
Sara Hochman, Managing Director, Energy Foundry


Luncheon: The Renewable Academic Collaboration Hub (R.E.A.C.H. Consortium) and, The Emerging Energy Technology Electronic Market (E.E.T.E.M.)

Chair: Phil Fisher, Founder, R.E.A.C.H. Consortium

Mohammad Shahidehpour, VP, R.E.A.C.H. Consortium
Michael Garvin, Program Director, E.E.T.E.M.
Thomas A. Rietz, Professor of Finance, University of Iowa
The Honorable Litesa Wallace, Representative, Illinois House 67th District
Lloyd Hyde, Honorary Consul General of Jamaica in Chicago
Cristal Thomas, Deputy Governor, State of Illinois (invited)
The Honorable Danny K. Davis, Congressman, IL 7th District


Plenary Session: Center for Smart Grid Applications, Research, and Technology

Chair: Carol Bartucci, Director, IT, Smart Grid Initiatives, ComEd

Tom Hulsebosch, Manager, Energy & Utilities and Sustainability Practices, West Monroe Partners
Dave Roberts and Mike Mihuc, OSIsoft
Scott Blackburn, VP of Client Delivery, Silver Spring Networks
Patrick Burgess, Project Manager, Smart Grid Lab Partnership, Illinois Institute of Technology

3:30-3:45 Coffee Break

Panel Session: Renewable Energy Economics and Resilience

Chair: Tom Hulsebosch, West Monroe Partners

Marc Lopata, President, Azimuth Energy
Vijay Bhavaraju, Senior Manager, Eaton Corporation
John Muller, CEO and Chairman, G&W Electric
Tao Hong, Professor, University of North Carolina
Aaron Joseph, Deputy Sustainability Officer, Office of the Mayor,City of Chicago


Paper Session: Microgrid Design and Operation 

Chair: Jianhui Wang, Argonne National Laboratory

A Novel Microgrid Demand-Side Management System for Manufacturing Facilities
Terance J. Harper, William J. Hutzel, N. Athula Kulatunga, and J. Christopher Foreman, Purdue University; Aaron L. Adams, Alabama A&M University

Using a Battery Energy Storage System to Enhance Stability in an Islanded Microgrid
Stephen M. Cialdea, John A. Orr, Alexander E. Emanuel, Tan Zhang, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

A High-availability and Fault-tolerant Distributed Data Management Platform for Smart Grid Applications
Ni Zhang, Yu Yan, Shengyao Xu, and Wencong Su, University of Michigan-Dearborn

5:30-6:30 Networking Reception

Wednesday  |  September 24, 2014

8:00-8:30 Breakfast: Women in Power - Importance of Diversity and Inclusion in Energy Industry

Panel Session (In conjunction with Breakfast): Women in Power - Importance of Diversity and Inclusion in Energy Industry

Chair: Dr. Shay Bahramirad, Manager, Smart Grid and Technology, ComEd

Michelle Blaise, Senior Vice President, Technical Services, ComEd
The Honorable Sue Rezin, Minority Spokesperson, Senate Energy Committee, and Senator, 38th District
Carrie Hightman, Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, Nisource
Dr. Anne Evens, CEO, Elevate Energy
The Honorable Ann McCabe, Commissioner, Illinois Commerce Commission


Keynote Session: The Honorable Doug Scott, Chairman, Illinois Commerce Commission

10:45-11:00 Coffee Break

Panel Session: Community Microgrid Implementation

Chair: David Chiesa, Director, Microgrids and Commercial & Industrial Market Segment, S&C Electric

Paul Gogan, Manager, Electric Distribution Reliability & Planning, WE Energies
John Kelly, PEER Program Lead, Green Building Certification Institute
Philip Barton, Director, Microgrid and Advanced Reliability Program, Schneider Electric
Parviz Famouri, Professor, Lane Department of Computer Science & Electrical Engineering, West Virginia University


Panel Session: Smart Grid Workforce Development

Chair: Marcia Lochmann,Director of College Partnerships, Illinois Green Economy Network

David Loomis, Professor of Economics, Director, Center for Renewable Energy, Executive Director, Institute for Regulatory Policy Studies, Illinois State University
Robert Clark, Professor, HVACR and Facilities, College of DuPage
Chris Miller, Professor, Industrial Technology, Heartland Community College
Marcia Lochmann, Director, College Partnerships, Illinois Green Economy Network

12:30-1:30 Luncheon Speaker: The Honorable Don Harmon, Senator, 39th District, Illinois

Plenary Session: Public-Private Collaborations: municipal, academic, and industry perspectives

Chair: Caralynn Nowinski, Executive Director, UI LABS

Joe Svachula, VP, Distribution Engineering and Smart Grid, ComEd
David Pope, Past-President, Village of Oak Park
Jeff Malehorn, CEO, World Business Chicago
Kim Nelson, Executive Director, US State and Local Government Solutions, Microsoft

3:30-3:45 Coffee Break

Panel Session: Municipal Aggregation as a Channel for Smart Grid Deployment

Chair: Mark Pruitt, Galvin Center for Electricity Innovation, IIT

Brittany Gifford, Smart Grid Program Manager, City of Chicago
Curt Volkmann, Clean Energy Specialist, Environmental Law & Policy Center
Sharon Hillman, Executive Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and Business Development, MC2 Energy Services


Paper Session: Resource Scheduling and Demand Response

Chair: Dr. Mohammad Khodayar, Southern Methodist University

Stochastic Day-Ahead Resource Scheduling for Economic Operation of Residential Green House
Xuanchen Liu, Yi Guo, Jingwei Xiong, Wencong Su, University of Michigan-Dearborn

Demand Shaping through Load Shedding and Shifting using Day-ahead and Real-time Prices
Rodrigo A. Carrasco, Columbia University; Oannis Akrotirianakis and Amit Chakraborty
Siemens Corporation

Energy Pricing and Dispatch for Smart Grid Retailers: A Two-stage Two-level Optimization Approach
Wei Wei, Feng Liu, and Shengwei Mei, Tsinghua University, China

Mains Operation by Using Learning Mechanisms in a Semi-Decentralized Control Architecture
Sebastian Kochanneck and Hartmut Schmeck, Institute for Applied Computer Science and Formal Description Methods (AIFB), Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT), Karlsruhe, Germany

5:30-6:30 Networking Reception

Thursday |  September 25, 2014

8:00-8:30 Breakfast

Keynote Session:  Fidel Marquez Jr., Senior Vice President, Legislative and External Affairs and Chief Governmental and Community Relations Officer, ComEd


Plenary Session: Overcoming Challenges - Demand Response & Peak Load Reduction

Chair: Heather Langford, Director, LEED, U.S. Green Building Council

Farid Katiraei, Executive Advisor & Director, Renewables and Sustainability, Quanta Technology
Heather Langford, Director, LEED, USGBC
Ella Sung, Grid Integration Group, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Martin Rovers, Director, Energy Services and Solutions, Power Stream, Ontario, Canada
Russell Carr, Senior Engineer, Arup, San Francisco, CA
Peter Sopher, Energy Policy Analyst, Environmental Defense Fund

10:45-11:00 Coffee Break

Panel Session:  DG/Microgrid and Communications

Chair: Dr. Amin Khodaei, University of Denver

Jim McClanahan, Senior Principal, West Monroe
Alfonso Valdes, Managing Director, Smart Grid Technologies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Zhu Han, Professor, University of Houston
Richard Harada, Business Development Manager, Siemens
Vladimir Koritarov, Deputy Director, Center for Energy, Environmental, and Economic Systems Analysis, Argonne National Laboratory


Panel Session: Smart Grid Implementation

Chair: Dr. Lei Wu, Clarkson University

Data Life Cycles in Future Residential Multi-Commodity Energy Management Systems
Fabian Rigoll, Christian Gitte, and Hartmut Schmeck Institute AIFB
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

Smart Meters and Dynamic Pricing Need Each Other
David Becker, Elevate Energy, Chicago

CIGRE/CIRED C4.24 – Power Quality in the Future Grid – First Introduction
Math H.J. Bollen and Sarah K. Rönnberg, Luleå University of Technology
Electric Power Engineering Group, Skellefteå, Sweden, and Francisc Zavoda, IREQ, Montreal, Canada

Deriving Benefits from Smart Grid Investment
Jeremy Laundergan, MSE, PMP, Director, Utility Services Consulting, EnerNex

Unified Control Fatigue Distribution and Active Power in Wind Farms
Yongxin Su, Bin Duan,C.H. Duan and F.T. Liu, Xiangtan, China

12:30-1:30 Concluding Lunch


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