Residential Demand Charges Symposium
Monday, August 31st
Residential Demand Charges Symposium will explore the potential benefits and challenges of offering a residential demand charge from a wide variety of perspectives. It will cover best practices for designing the new rate, its likely impact on customer bills, expected customer response to the new rate structure, cost recovery implications, utility experience with demand charges where they are currently being offered, the implications for net energy metering (NEM) and distinctions between IOU and public power demand charge rate implementation.
- Demonstrate the optimal way for pricing power from the grid in an age of expanding distributed generation and renewable energy sources
- Explore the relationship between demand rates and net energy metering (NEM)
- Discuss the benefits and challenges of offering a residential demand charge
- Examine the impact residential demand charge has on the various stakeholders
- Interpret customer response to demand charges
- Evaluate different utilities' offering of a demand rate to their residential customer base
- Summarize the industry experience with residential demand charges
Capacity Markets: Gauging Their Real Impact on Resource Development & Reliability
Monday, August 31st - Tuesday, September 1st
ISO/RTO staff, market participants offering generation, transmission and demand response resources, market monitors, electricity market design consultants and other market experts convene at this annual event to discuss relevant and urgent issues affecting the development of capacity resources to support resource adequacy and the operation of capacity markets. The conference generates meaningful discussion on "real-time" issues among these different entities, to the end of advancing the management of capacity resources and the performance of the markets.
At Capacity Markets: Gauging Their Real Impact on Resource Development & Reliability, special attention will be paid to how capacity market designs influence the operation and performance of these complex systems, especially as they relate to load, generation, and transmission market participants.
Tuesday, September 1st - Thursday, September 3rd
POWER-GEN Asia, co-located with Renewable Energy World Asia and the POWER-GEN Asia Financial Forum, as part of ASEAN Power Week, is the leading force in delivering a platform for the power industry to meet, share information on the challenges facing the power industry and discuss solutions for advancing Asia’s energy future.
Attracting over 7,500 delegates and attendees from more than 70 countries from across South East Asia and around the world, it is the industry’s premier conference and exhibition dedicated to the power generation, renewable and alternative energy and transmission & distribution industries.
- 68% of Attendees either specify or buy products and services
- 54% of Visitors came looking for new products/technologies
- 99% of Visitors intend to conduct business as a result of attending the event
- 91% of Visitors find POWER-GEN Asia important to achieving their business objectives
- 96% of Visitors said POWER-GEN Asia fulfilled expectations
WEBINAR: How Might the Emerging Microgrid Market Influence EE/DSM Programs?
Thursday, September 3rd
Ken Horne, associate director at Navigant, will moderate this AESP webinar: How Might the Emerging Microgrid Market Influence EE/DSM Programs?
Peter Asmus, principal research analyst at Navigant Research, will present: What Every DSM Professional Should Know About Microgrids.
Other presenters include Mark Johnson from Schneider Electric and Curt Kirkeby from Avista.
To schedule a meeting with us regarding this topic, Please Contact Us.
Utility sector professionals understand that the “Utility of the Future” is considering how microgrids fit into their future plans. Because microgrids are still an emerging concept in a variety of regulatory and market environments, there is no “one size fits all” for microgrid development. As professionals working primarily on the demand side of the meter, what should we make of a shift in emphasis toward microgrid development? Where does EE/DSM fit?
This webinar will explore some of the more prominent business models for microgrid development, the business case for microgrids, their implications for utility distribution engineering, and the potential for microgrids to enable investment in demand side management initiatives. The panel examines the emerging market for microgrids from the utility as well as the third party developer perspective.
Africa Oil & Gas Summit
Tuesday, September 8th - Wednesday, September 9th
The 4th Annual Africa Oil & Gas Summit provides a unique platform to hundreds of African oil and gas key decision makers to discuss the latest developments and opportunities, embrace innovative solutions, fresh ideas and best-in-class strategies to improve on overall business performance and investment. The event showcases insights and expertise from case studies and thought-leaders on how to remain and establish yourself in Africa’s exciting Oil & Gas market.
4th Lone Star State Water Summit
Wednesday, September 9th - Thursday, September 10th
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Infocast’s 4th Lone Star State Water Summit, September 9-10, 2015 in Austin, TX will give attendees the opportunity to meet municipalities, developers, investors, financiers, regulators, water technology companies, and other stakeholders in Texas water as they discuss: existing public and private funding opportunities, Texas’ water and development needs, and regulations essential to developing critically-needed water infrastructure in Texas. Don’t miss your chance to take your place at the table as Texas’ water conversation continues this fall.
Webinar: Getting active about demand management
Thursday, September 10th
Although integration can be seen as complex, a utility is granted greater flexibility and operational efficiency; beginning with the opportunity to actively manage demand through robust IT/OT system integration.
Along with more robust technology, demand response is no longer a passive sideline component of your business. Active demand management is the ability to manage consumer demand resources in a way that supports the balancing of renewable energy resources and extends the value of DR from transmission to distribution, ultimately dealing with any type of grid stress in a near-real time fashion.
During this one hour webinar, Getting active about demand management, you will hear:
Microgrid Global Innovation Forum 2015
Wednesday, September 16th - Thursday, September 17th
The Microgrid Global Innovation Forum 2015 brings together thought leaders, energy executives, and project managers from around the world for focused networking and information sharing concerning the design, implementation and operation of hybrid energy, renewables-centric microgrids. The emphasis is on maximizing the effective use of sustainable distributed energy resources, refining the positive business model for a range of microgrid deployments, and sharing real-world case studies in both grid-tied and off-grid, island, and remote environments.
The Microgrid Global Innovation Forum will focus on:
- Microgrid feasibility, design, and implementation
- Refining the business case for hybrid, renewable energy microgrids
- Solar + storage advances
- Utilization of energy storage for microgrid scenarios
- Advanced battery, fuel cell, and flow battery technologies
- Microgrid power control, management, and grid integration
- Optimizing the management of distributed renewable energy resources
- Effective project evaluation, implementation, and management
- Project financing
- Standards and interoperability issues
- Market drivers and opportunities worldwide
The audience for the Forum includes microgrid project developers, owners, and entrepreneurs; utility and energy provider executives; renewable energy professionals; energy storage providers, technology researchers, investors and regulatory representatives, and more.
European Biomass to Power
Wednesday, September 16th - Thursday, September 17th
ACI’s Annual European Biomass to Power Summit will be taking place in Berlin, Germany.
Building up on the success of its four previous editions, the conference will give updates on the European biomass market, and its new developments, as well as focusing on sustainability and commodity challenges. Over the two days, the event will give you in-depth look into case studies giving practical examples of planning, finance and technology strategies utilized for biomass cogeneration projects.
Once again, the conference will bring together senior executives from the entire value chain, such as power producers, regulatory bodies, raw materials providers and researchers, as well as other influential stakeholders. Join us in Berlin to exchange your point of view with your peers and engage in excellent networking opportunities.
Aging T&D Infrastructure
Monday, September 21st - Tuesday, September 22nd
Faced with aging transmission and distribution systems and limited O&M budgets, utilities are being pressed to maximize the lifespan of their current equipment while facing heavy scrutiny from both internal and external stakeholders. This conference will provide attendees with clear strategies for managing classifying and prioritizing the repair and replacement of their aging T&D systems. Focusing on real experiences from leading utilities, attendees will be equipped with tools to address problem components and justify their maintenance decisions to management, regulators, and external stakeholders.
Demand Response the Next Generation
Wednesday, September 23rd - Thursday, September 24th
Greg Wikler, director at Navigant, will moderate: Utility Portfolio Planning- Determining Optimal DR Levels and Valuing DR as a Resource at 8:45 am on Wednesday. To schedule a meeting at this event, Please Contact Us.
The Demand Response the Next Generation conference will help utilities and regulators understand the emerging ‘next generation' of demand response and its role in the smart grid revolution and transforming utility business model. It will focus on how utilities can get the full benefit of DR and energy efficiency (EE) programs across time and resources, and offer best practices for design and implementation of these programs to work in conjunction with the changing grid. The conference will bring together industry experts, regulators, and technology providers to share cutting-edge ideas, and move the discussion forward on the opportunities and challenges of progressing demand response's role in the revolution of the electricity grid.
7th Annual Transmission Summit West
Monday, September 28th - Wednesday, September 30th
2015 is the most portentous year for the transmission industry in decades. The changes in the generation mix from implementation of the EPA Clean Power Plan/111(d), the expected expansion of renewable portfolios in California and other states, the growth of solar PV and other DG, the expansion of the CAISO EIM and the implementation of FERC Order 1000 interregional coordination promise to radically change both transmission operations and the opportunities for expansion and investment across the entire West.
The 7th Annual Transmission Summit West will once again provide the clearest window into the policy, regulatory and changing operational realities facing the industry and the business strategies leading utility and independent transmission executives will pursue to ensure operational reliability and seize development opportunities.
13th Annual Rate Design Conference
Monday, September 28th - Tuesday, September 29th
The increasing focus on energy conservation by regulators, legislators and customers alike, and the continuing proliferation of distributed generation options including commercial micro-grids and residential roof-top solar is creating a more complex situation for utilities and their ability to tailor pricing solutions for customers. Innovative rate designs may provide remedies to potentially unintended consequences associated with commonly used rate designs. Ideally, rate design balances a number of goals, including utility revenue recovery, providing customers with appropriate incentives, minimizing customer cross-subsidies, and ensuring that rates are not discriminatory.
Monday, September 28th - Tuesday, September 29th
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CONNECTED + is a conference and exhibition tailored to meet the industry’s need for a unified and collaborative forum that paves the way to Internet of Things applications and smart home success. CONNECTED + is the premier event in Toronto where you can learn and network with the best and the brightest in IoT and its smart home technologies, connected consumer devices, and the latest innovations. From wearables, connectivity platforms, home automation, smart security, smart energy, or even connected health, CONNECTED + offers you a 360 degree view on this ever-growing industry. CONNECTED + will host 250 decision-makers, 50 + speakers, and 20 sponsors.
Mexican Energy Infrastructure Summit
Tuesday, September 29th - Thursday, October 1st
To provide a forum to assess the investment opportunities in Mexico and meet with key industry players, Infocast is proud to present Mexican Energy Infrastructure Summit, scheduled for September 29 – October 1, 2015 in Mexico City. This captivating event is designed to bring together C level executives from the energy infrastructure, transportation industries, national and international investors, and government officials to analyze the infrastructure already in place, learn about the projects currently in development, and evaluate the infrastructure opportunities in the midstream and downstream sectors. Don’t miss the chance to network and form the necessary strategic relationships to support the development and growth of energy infrastructure in Mexico.
Waste Conversion Development & Finance Summit
Tuesday, September 29th - Thursday, October 1st
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Infocast’s Waste Conversion Development & Finance Summit will bring municipalities, renewable energy developers, EPCs and financiers together with key government decision makers, feedstock providers, waste service and conversion technology companies to outline the opportunities and confront the challenges of developing and financing the projected $37B waste conversion market.
WORLD ENERGY ENGINEERING CONGRESS (WEEC)
Wednesday, September 30th - Thursday, October 1st
AEE is very pleased to bring the WORLD ENERGY ENGINEERING CONGRESS (WEEC) Orlando for 2015. Now in its 38th year, the WEEC is well-recognized as the most important energy event of national and international scope for end users and energy professionals in all areas of the energy field.
The WEEC is the one truly comprehensive forum where you can fully assess the "big picture" and see exactly how the economic and market forces, new technologies, regulatory developments and industry trend all merge to shape your critical decisions on your organization's energy and economic future. The annual event features a large, multi-track conference agenda, a full line-up of seminars on a variety of current topics, and a comprehensive exposition of the market's most promising new technologies.
North American Gas Forum
Sunday, October 4th - Tuesday, October 6th
Gordon Pickering, director at Navigant, will participate in the panel discussion: Uniting Natural Gas Buyers and Sellers at 11:15 am on Monday.
The 2015 North American Gas Forum is a key event to bring together industry, regulators, policy makers and government.
Packed with opportunities to engage with current and future business partners in a less formal setting, the North American Gas Forum invites you to join a welcome cocktail reception, a fabulous dinner reception in one of Washington DC’s iconic locations, champagne round tables, breakfast briefings and much more.
We look forward to seeing you in DC at the North American Gas Forum.
Demand Response World Forum
Tuesday, October 6th - Thursday, October 8th
Greg Wikler, director at Navigant, will present: International Markets and Business Opportunities for Demand Response and Smart Grid at 3:45 pm on Thursday. To schedule a meeting at this event, Please Contact Us.
Utilities around the world are under increasing pressure to accommodate energy efficiency, control load, and integrate distributed energy resources such as renewables. These factors plus a changing regulatory environment are driving new requirements for network resiliency, flexibility, and power quality -- all of which are impacting the traditional utility business case. For utilities to thrive in this changing market, they must embrace greater network agility and work with customers to maximize value for all stakeholders in the value chain.
The 2nd Annual Demand Response World Forum, October 6-8, 2015 in Costa Mesa, CA will bring together professionals from around the world to explore the latest auto-DR technologies and strategies for meeting the changing energy landscape of the 21st Century. Technology innovators and business leaders will meet for three days to discuss the evolving role of ADR in enabling an integrated and flexible network that is responsive to a wide range of energy resources, marketplace entities, and customer energy demand and generation.
Renewable Energy Asset Management 2015
Tuesday, October 6th - Wednesday, October 7th
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Investors, banks, renewable energy asset owners, renewable energy project developers, third party asset management service providers, EPCs, O&M service providers, equipment manufacturers and other key industry players will gather at Renewable Energy Asset Management 2015, to explore strategies to optimize the performance, financial returns, and valuation of renewable energy assets portfolios. From new ownership strategies to due diligencing the project for acquisition, ownership and operation, and risk mitigation, this event is the perfect opportunity to learn best practices and apply lessons learned to ensuring and enhancing the returns of portfolio of renewable energy assets.
Advanced Renewable Energy Project Finance & Analysis
Tuesday, October 6th - Wednesday, October 7th
Tax incentive and public policy changes are complicating renewable energy project finance. Now, more than ever, the profitability of a renewable energy project is ultimately tied to being able to accurately assess the risks associated with the project, analyze the impacts of project structures on obtaining financing, and model the trade-offs of pursing various equity and debt financing strategies. New structures are needed and due diligence is becoming stricter. Only the best informed and structured projects will be realized.
Join other participants in this interactive course, Advanced Renewable Energy Project Finance & Analysis, and take away sample term sheets, analysis tools, and most importantly, the knowledge to use them effectively!
World Water-Tech North America
Tuesday, October 6th - Thursday, October 8th
2015 marks the 3rd year for the World Water-Tech North America summit, supported by WaterTAP Ontario. Held on October 6-8, the summit will focus on city resilience and the future for advanced technologies in strengthening our urban water networks.
Leading edge municipalities, private utilities, corporate investors, engineering giants and emerging technology companies will meet in Toronto to discuss new paths to finance and develop smart, connected infrastructure and closed loop resource recovery systems.
50+ speakers at World Water-Tech North America will address the most urgent questions facing today’s water industry:
- What does it mean to be a water smart city?
- How can we build better, more liveable cities by fostering innovation?
- What are the most innovative financing models for water projects?
- Where are the most commercial opportunities in energy generation and nutrient recovery?
- Is re-use the key to creating more resilient cities?
- How can the right investor accelerate development and commercialisation?
- What can we learn from partnerships between technology companies and engineering giants?
Solar O&M 2015: Maximizing Fleet Performance
Wednesday, October 7th - Thursday, October 8th
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Driven by the investment tax credit (ITC) and ‘third-party ownership’ financing models, investors and developers are moving aggressively to expand their portfolios of utility-scale and distributed solar projects. As the installed base of long-lived solar assets continues to grow and distributed installations becoming a larger piece of the base, operation and maintenance (O&M) has become even more important in maximizing system performance and long-term asset profitability. Investors, banks and asset owners are increasingly focused on the risks and performance of assets, and requiring detailed O&M data in order to assess project risks, profitability and valuation.
Solar asset owners, investors, lenders and the O&M community will gather at Solar O&M 2015: Maximizing Fleet Performance to explore the latest efforts and developments to meet the challenges of operating and maintaining its expanding asset base. From the strategic factors shaping the O&M landscape to the latest technologies and O&M best practices that will improve energy output and financial performance, the event will provide the information and insight needed to better manage the industry’s assets and maximize its investments.
Active Safety: ADAS to Autonomous
Monday, October 12th - Tuesday, October 13th
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Active Safety: ADAS to Autonomous Conference & Exhibition USA 2015 (Oct 12-13, Novi, MI) is the only event to discuss how technology can be applied today, to reach the next phase of auto safety.
We’re talking about achieving functionality in hazardous conditions, how to engage the driver effectively, sensor fusion and the role of connectivity amongst other key topics.
Speakers include: Continental, Bosch, Toyota, Valeo, VW, GM, ITS Texas and more…
Nowhere else will you garner information that you will be able to apply as soon as you enter the office. These active safety developments will form the crux of any self-driving vehicle – solve this and the autonomous vehicle edges closer.
Don’t miss this unrivalled networking and learning experience. With Automakers, Tier 1’s, research institutions, sensor tech, microprocessors and the rest of the value chain in attendance – this event will really propel forward active safety developments.
Gas to Liquids
Monday, October 12th - Tuesday, October 13th
18th annual Gas to Liquids is sure to be one of the highlights of the industry calendar providing delegates with insightful presentations on the latest developments within the GTL industry and discussions on the impact of the lower oil price on the current state of the GTL market.
This is a unique opportunity for attendees to gain a competitive edge as well as key insight into the strategies to overcome the logistical, financial, technological and economic challenges associated with projects. The conference will provide the perfect platform for networking with perspectives from all of the key influences of the Gas to Liquids ecosystem.
Event speakers include leading experts from: Velocys, Narkangan GTL Company, NiQuan Energy, ExxonMobil & Engineering, Primus Green Energy, Oberon Fuels, E-MetaVenture Inc., Malwell Corporate Projects Ltd, SMBC Europe Division and many more.
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Mexican Power Industry Summit
Monday, October 19th - Wednesday, October 21st
Infocast is pleased to introduce the Mexican Power Industry Summit, scheduled for October 19-21, 2015 in Mexico City, the latest in our long-standing and successful series of events focusing on opportunities in the energy market reform. It will provide an all-encompassing vision into the future of the Mexican power industry, and provide you an unparalleled opportunity to discuss the most pressing issues facing the sector. Connect with leading SENER, CRE, CENACE and CFE executives as they provide a status and outlook on market formation and implementation. Get the perspectives of industry players and financiers on how to seize new project and investment opportunities in Mexico.
Don’t miss the Pre-Summit Workshop: Project Execution – Permitting, Siting & Social Issues for Generation, Transmission & Power Projects, October 19, 2015.
Utility Scale Solar Summit
Tuesday, October 20th - Thursday, October 22nd
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The Utility Scale Solar Summit is the primary business hub where decision– makers come each year to move the utility scale solar sector forward. This networking event is the place where the entire utility scale solar community gathers to get the latest insights into the market and to meet the key players.
The Summit focuses on the key trends impacting the utility scale sector and what they mean for the future of the industry. Leading utility-scale solar project developers, investors, lenders, utilities, equipment suppliers, construction contractors, EPCs and other key industry players will all be on hand to share their perspectives on how to meet the challenges of developing the next wave of utility scale projects, preparing for the post-2016 ITC era, and getting projects financed and completed. Attendees will also engage in robust networking and deal-making, for which the Summit is well known.
Outage Response & Restoration Management
Wednesday, October 21st - Friday, October 23rd
Utility professionals have attended this meeting, Outage Response & Restoration Management, for the past 14 years to learn from their experienced peers in how to enhance grid resilience and automation, crew management, stakeholder collaboration, staging, logistics, communications, and IT/OT. Additionally, gain insight on exceeding the needs of your customers and regulators, harmonizing mutual assistance, managing ETR, and mastering damage assessment.
Our expert speaker panel of T&D and energy delivery professionals will share strategies and lessons learned from major storm events. Presentations will cover mobile hardware tools for restoration, crew mobilization, weather forecasting, logistical execution of resources, key storm task force improvements, and innovative systems such as drones to inspect lines and improve reliability.
Thursday, October 22nd - Saturday, October 24th
Lorraine Renta, senior consultant at Navigant, along with other Navigant representatives, will be in attendance. To schedule a meeting at this event, Please Contact Us.
The World’s Largest Conference For Women Engineers
2015 will see the return of WE—the world’s largest conference and career fair for women in engineering and technology—to Nashville, Tennessee USA. WE15, brought to you by the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), will attract a global audience of women at all stages of their engineering careers. From young collegiates just beginning to shape their careers to seasoned professionals seeking new opportunities to grow, thousands will gather in Music City. Plan now to join us for incredible networking, outstanding professional development, a thriving career fair and unbeatable inspiration. Reach out to reach up—and reach your goals—at WE15!
National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo
Monday, October 26th - Wednesday, October 28th
With a vertically integrated program and audience, the National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo is tailored for industry professionals engaged in producing, developing and deploying advanced biofuels, biobased platform chemicals, polymers and other renewable molecules that have the potential to meet or exceed the performance of petroleum-derived products.
Attendees will include hundreds of professionals in key sectors including finance (venture, private and institutional equity); petroleum and petrochemical refining; pulp and paper milling; biofuels and biobased products manufacturing; agricultural processing; waste management; auto manufacturing; aviation; government/military; research and academia.
The National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo is a premier educational and networking junction for all industry stakeholders. From agriculture to project finance, forestry to biotechnology, this conference is a one-stop shop for compelling speaker presentations on a wide array of topics including:
- Petroleum industry perspectives on advanced biofuels
- Converting existing industrial assets into next-generation biofuels
- Forging symbiotic agribusiness alliances
- Aviation and military industry positions on biobased jet fuel
- Venture capital and private equity viewpoints
- Overcoming barriers to market entry
- The national market outlook for biobased fuels and chemicals
- Exceeding the performance of petroleum-based products
- And more!
Monday, October 26th - Tuesday, October 27th
The need to increase reliability and resiliency and integrate sustainable energy resources to basic energy services is increasing interest in microgrid development. This market is transitioning from early staged projects to full-scale commercialization. According to a recent report from Navigant Research, annual revenues from distributed generation microgrids will reach $12.7 billion in 2018.
This conference will bring together the industry's most knowledgeable microgrid professionals to share their experiences and vision for the microgrid marketplace.
Annual Northeast Energy Summit 2015
Tuesday, October 27th
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Brett Feldman, senior research analyst at Navigant Research, will be attending. To schedule a meeting at this event, Please Contact Us.
Infocast’s 2nd Annual Northeast Energy Summit 2015 will bring policymakers together with utility, IPP, and DR executives, to explore these opportunities. They will assess the impacts of centralized capacity market changes on project economics and market operations, as well as whether the contemplated market changes will trigger the massive build out needed. These key stakeholders will examine how DR, and other potential gamechangers will affect the demand side of the market, and whether additional transmission assets and inter-market trading will provide relief. Finally, financiers will provide their perspectives on funding of projects in the Northeast market.
Get the latest on:
- How the NY REV will reverberate through T&D and create 3rd party provider opportunities
- Impacts of performance initiatives in NYISO & ISO-NE on generators & traders
- Emerging opportunities for demand response, distributed energy resource and renewable providers
- How EPA 111(d) will affect power and carbon markets
Renewable Energy Development on Tribal Lands
Wednesday, October 28th - Thursday, October 29th
Renewable Energy Development on Tribal Lands will engage attendees in discussions with multiple governmental and tribal organizations, as well as tribal and Indian country project developers, to try to understand and learn from these unique challenges. Case studies of practitioners who have been involved in these types of projects—both in large utility-scale and smaller, distributed generation — will be showcased to highlight the considerable range in variety, scale and application these projects have, and to demonstrate how each tribal community has unique needs and visions for the project that must be mindfully addressed prior to, during, and throughout the entire development life cycle.
Renewable Energy Development on Tribal Lands will explore the dynamic tension that can arise from partnerships between "business-as-usual" industry and tribal communities, considering best strategies to break through limiting stereotypes to effectively partner cross-sector and develop a truly mutually beneficial project.
European Utility Week
Tuesday, November 3rd - Thursday, November 5th
European Utility Week is well-known for its market leading conference programme, featuring over 300 high level speakers and covering all the major value streams. The newly developed 3-day conference programme consists of two elements, the Strategic Programme and the Case Study Programme. With the new interactive format, more utility representatives and more case-study presentations than ever before, both programmes promise to deliver highly valuable and engaging content designed for all levels of utility experts.
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Transmission Expansion in the Midwest
Wednesday, November 4th - Thursday, November 5th
At this unique forum, Transmission Expansion in the Midwest, you will hear top executives from the area's RTOs, utilities, transmission developers, and state regulatory agencies discuss and debate the most critical issues surrounding transmission expansion in the Midwest region. You will have the opportunity to brainstorm with these thought leaders on how to address complex planning, siting, and market structure issues while balancing reliability, policy directives and economic interests. You will also hear key project managers reveal the inside details of the most important transmission projects in the region in several case study sessions.
Don't miss this opportunity to learn and network with the key players in the Midwest energy market.
Solar Mexico 2015
Tuesday, November 10th - Wednesday, November 11th
Solar Mexico 2015 will bring together solar project developers, IPPs, investors, lenders, equipment suppliers, EPCs and other key industry players to meet, to develop relationships and to discuss how to overcome the challenges of growing Mexico’s solar market.
At Solar Mexico 2015 Get the Latest Details on:
- The regulatory environment and its impact on solar development
- The landscape for future project opportunities
- The project economics required to compete in the market
- The business strategies and models appropriate to Mexico’s unique market environment
- The potential pitfalls inherent in the market and how to address them
- The keys to successful project development - how to execute in the market
- The financing landscape, project finance ability and the M&A market
- The path to closing and getting deals done
Distributed Solar Summit 2015
Monday, November 16th - Wednesday, November 18th
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Infocast’s Distributed Solar Summit 2015 brings together solar project developers, integrators, investors, lenders, panel suppliers, utilities, regulators, contractors, installers and other industry players to explore the impacts of the latest financial innovations, which sales channel strategies and business models will lead to success, and ultimately how to help move the distributed solar sector forward nationwide. The Summit has developed into a major networking event for the entire distributed solar community—where people connect, build relationships and get valuable new insights into the distributed solar markets and strategies for financing distributed solar projects.
Lithium Battery Power
Tuesday, November 17th - Thursday, November 19th
Significant increases in the global demand for lithium-based batteries have created exciting breakthroughs in next-generation Li-ion and beyond lithium battery technologies. From micro-medical devices to high-energy/high-power automotive applications, these breakthroughs have paved the way for an emerging market with unlimited potential. The 11th International Conference on Lithium Battery Power focuses on two distinct tracks on materials & commercialization and addresses critical issues facing the industry, presents innovative advancements in research on lithium batteries, and fosters cross-industry discussions on ways to take viable technologies from research to practical application and manufacturing.
Tuesday, November 17th - Thursday, November 19th
Lithium-ion batteries contain more energy per unit of weight than conventional batteries, which, while contributing to their success, also triggers safety concerns. These same properties that result in high-energy density also pose potential hazards if the energy is released at a fast, uncontrolled rate. Therefore, safety is of great interest to the industry, resulting in areas of intense research. The 6th Annual Battery Safety conference addresses innovations and technologies that improve safety, reliability and degradation management of lithium-ion batteries as well as their safe transport.
Project Financing in Oil and Gas
Monday, November 23rd - Tuesday, November 24th
SMi's Project Financing in Oil and Gas Conference is aimed to give a detailed update on the Project Financing Markets. Crucially, different scenarios regarding the oil and gas commodity prices and the resulting effect on Project Financing will be discussed, as well as understanding the complexities around financing your own oil or gas project.
Event attendees 2015 will hear from experts on how project financing can be used in a variety of scenarios, including joint ventures. Other structured financing techniques will be discussed, allowing the audience to understand when Project Financing really is the best option. The risks and how to mitigate them will be discussed in regard to up, mid and down stream as well as considering the difficulties that political instability creates.
Event speakers include leading project finance experts from Credit Agricole, Niger Omega Grup, UK Export Credit Agency, Société Générale, Scotiabank, Deutsche Bank, Banca Imi S.p.A, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe, Macquarie Bank, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Standard Chartered Bank, Rand Merchant Bank and many more.
Australian Utility Week
Wednesday, November 25th - Thursday, November 26th
Australian Utility Week is the region’s largest conference and exhibition for energy retailers, distributors and water utilities focusing on the latest approaches, technologies and solutions to improve electricity and water networks’ efficiency in a cost-efficient, environmentally and customer friendly way. Energy retailers, distributors and water utilities will meet to exchange ideas on evolving business models, innovative technologies and project experiences as well as evaluating (joint) cooperation opportunities and new synergies between the electric and water utility industries.
Top-level speakers representing the utility industry from all over the world will present their views in different conference formats including case study presentations, round table discussions, technology workshops and panel sessions. Beyond the top quality learning opportunities presented at this event, an audience of 70+ utility companies plus 800+ attendees will ensure this event maintains its reputation as a world class networking event. Australian Utility Week 2015 will be held at Luna Park Sydney on 25-26 November. For more information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www.australian-utility-week.com.
Oil and Gas Cyber Security
Monday, November 30th
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Oil and Gas companies are heavily investing in establishing the most comprehensive security systems for their assets and digital infrastructures, with spending set to reach $1.87 billion by 2018. Managing security of networks and wireless communication systems, as well as defending IT infrastructure from external virus attacks and internal compatibility threats is a top priority. Against this backdrop, SMi's 5th annual Oil and Gas Cyber Security conference, taking place on 30th November - 1st December 2015 in London, will feature senior industry figures from Chevron, National Grid and British Gas among others discussing what is being done to protect highly valuable intellectual property and commercially sensitive information.
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Monday, November 30th - Wednesday, December 2nd
Celebrating its 39th edition in 2014, MCE Italy hosted more than 2,000 exhibitors and welcomed over 155,000 visitors from 147 countries. In 2015, this world-leading event will showcase the latest technologies and innovations for water and energy efficiency in one of the fastest-growing markets in the Middle East. MCE Saudi 2015 is organized in partnership with Reed Sunaidi Exhibitions – a successful joint venture between the world’s largest international exhibition organizer Reed Exhibitions and highly-experienced Saudi organizer Sunaidi Expo, a subsidiary of the Al Fadl Group of Companies in Saudi Arabia. The combination of Reed's global reach and Sunaidi's unrivalled local knowledge and experience represent the perfect partnership.
Leadership Conference for Women in Energy
Monday, December 7th - Tuesday, December 8th
The goal of this event, Leadership Conference for Women in Energy, is to help professionals advance their careers in a traditionally male industry by providing insight into key energy trends and skills for personal and professional development. Join the nation's most successful women leaders in energy as they share their industry knowledge, strategies and experiences on how to accelerate positive organizational change and personal growth.
Grid Modernization Forum
Tuesday, January 19th - Wednesday, January 20th
The Grid Modernization Forum is a focused, two-day educational and networking event that closely examines lessons learned to date by industry leaders who are pushing the frontiers of grid modernization and reliability. Key technology innovators and executives will come together to share perspectives on how best to leverage AMI investment, engage the customer, and take the smart grid to the next level. Case studies of improved network performance, resiliency, outage restoration, and distributed energy resource (DER) integration will be examined with an eye toward determining best practices and technology advances for today's energy ecosystem.
Grid Modernization Forum will be a unique opportunity to network with top industry professionals who are leading the way toward effective grid modernization and the integrated, interoperable, resilient energy network of tomorrow.
E&P Information and Data Management
Wednesday, February 3rd
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In recent years we have observed the increased digitalization of upstream activities with the convergence of information and operational technology increasingly prevalent. The sheer volume and access of data is forcing the oil & gas industry to utilize this information to inform strategies and decision making to optimize business performance. Technology is allowing for real time data visualization and cloud data storage have added entirely new dimensions to this field. This has resulted in a slew of new questions. Against this backdrop, SMi’s 18th annual E&P Information and Data Management conference will bring together the most senior professionals in this area to discuss the latest challenges and developments in data management for upstream processes.
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Floating LNG 2016
Wednesday, February 17th - Thursday, February 18th
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SMi’s 4th annual Floating LNG conference, taking place on 17th and 18th February 2016 in London, will focus on the challenges involving construction and technology, LNG market dynamics, new business opportunities and how to exploit them to their full potential. The two-day conference programme will feature senior decision makers from leading industry innovators who will share insight on current and emerging projects from across the globe.
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