October 1

Tuesday

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Early Check-In & Welcome Reception

Welcome Reception
Garden Terrace (Extending a special welcome to EPRI’s 2019 Energy Efficiency and Demand Response Symposium Guests!)                                                                                                                 

 

October 2

Wednesday

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Networking Breakfast
Location: Rio Grand Ballroom (expanded seating: Q Kitchen Bar Dining, B-Level Foyer, and Garden Terrace)
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Opening Plenary Session | Defining the Electrification Experience
Opening Plenary Session:
Paula Gold-Williams, President and Chief Executive Officer, CPS Energy
Defining the Electrification Experience

Opening Keynote Speaker:
Professor Ernest Moniz, 13th United States Secretary of Energy

Opening Plenary Panel:
Taking it to the Street: Elements of Efficient Electrification’s Success

Location: Regency East
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Break in Main Foyer with Sponsors
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Breakout Sessions

The Customer Experience

Identifying and Addressing Key Barriers and Enablers to Electrification

What role do customer perception, market availability, benefit-cost analysis, and regulation play in the decision to adopt electrification programs and more efficient electric technologies? This group of panelists will dive into these topics in depth.

Innovative Technologies

Session 1: Charging Options for On-Road Vehicles

How could DC charging networks, smart charging, DC services, and other innovative technology configurations provide the refueling infrastructure necessary for a robust, electrified transportation economy?

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Lunch
Location: Rio Grand Ballroom (expanded seating: Q Kitchen Bar Dining, B-Level Foyer, and Garden Terrace)
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Breakout Sessions

The Customer Experience

Session 2: Delighting the Military Customer

The United States Military has a massive footprint in Texas and the region. This session will explore the special needs of and special outcomes for military customers, with an emphasis on the drivers and technologies for efficiently electrifying, on base. Hear from a panel of representatives about how electrification can benefit the military base today, and what might be needed in the future.

Moderator: Joe Bryan, Principal, Muswell Orange, LLC, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Energy for the U.S. Navy
  • Tom Reddoch, Principal Technical Executive, EPRI

Innovative Technologies

Session 2: Tough Enough? A Deep Dive into Tough and Rugged Electrified Solutions for Industry

What role do electrified, natural gas and pipeline compression systems, agriculture and farming equipment and pumps, heavy manufacturing, and other industrial applications play in a new, electrified, economy?

3:00 PM – 3:15 PM
Break in Main Foyer with Sponsors
3:15 PM – 4:45 PM
Breakout Sessions

The Customer Experience

Session 3: Delighting the Residential Customer/The Customer Experience

This session will highlight the residential customer by addressing the parallels among big companies and the utility when it comes to providing an excellent customer experience. What can we learn from each other? Where is the low-hanging fruit? And how do we make electrification affordable for limited-income households?

Moderator: Ram Narayanamurthy, Technical Executive and Advanced Buildings Program Lead, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

  • Dana Harmon, Executive Director, Texas Energy Poverty Research Institute

Innovative Technologies

Session 3: Growth Opportunities in Customer Technologies

How are electrified technologies for the everyday — such as heat pumps for space conditioning and water heating, and commercial cooking and food processing technologies — improving productivity, throughput, and quality for customers? How will these technologies continue to evolve and what are the gaps left to explore?

  • Chris Bellshaw, Daikin U.S. Corp
  • Roger Richmond-Smith, Smardt
  • Drew Turner, Danfoss
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Day One Reception + Technology Innovation Showcase
 

October 3

Thursday

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Networking Breakfast
Location: Rio Grand Ballroom (expanded seating: Q Kitchen Bar Dining, B-Level Foyer, and Garden Terrace)
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Breakout Sessions

The Customer Experience

Session 4: Marketing Electricity in the Modern Era

What innovative new products and services, such as consumer products, insight services, or complementary rate structures, can bring value to customers while helping to achieve electrification and decarbonization goals? What marketing and education strategies are providing regional electricity retailers with the tools they need to convey this value? A group of panelists will discuss best practices and lessons learned.

Moderator: Jen Robinson, Senior Technical Leader, Electric Power Research Institute
  • Seth Kiner, Managing Director, Charlotte St. Advisors, LLC

Innovative Technologies

Session 4: Incubating Energy

How are startups changing the electricity landscape and what are they learning about today’s markets?

Moderator: Eric Steeb, Director of EPRI’s IncubatEnergy Network
  • Vivian Bouet, Chief Information Officer, CPS Energy
  • Kimberly Britton, Chief Executive Officer, EPIcenter
  • Jason Pittman, President, Go Smart Solar
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Break in Foyer with Sponsors
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Closing Plenary – Innovation and the Electric Future

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