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Radical changes in energy sources, distribution systems and usage are surging through the electrical infrastructure of the Northwest. To help all stakeholders move forward on modernizing our regional grid, Smart Grid Northwest is introducing the GridFWD 2018 event on October 10-11, 2018. Join leaders from regional utilities, solution providers, regulatory agencies and governments who are working together to effectively manage the region’s energy systems.

At GridFWD 2018, you will participate in practical discussions on how to best deploy and optimize technology and solutions here in our region. These tracks will be organized by outcomes that diverse regional stakeholders are working toward:

– Building flexibility into the energy system
– Increasing resiliency of the grid
– Optimizing operational efficiency for grid managers
– Assisting de-carbonization of energy mix and the wider economy

Within these tracks we will explore a host of technology solutions including:

Demand side management programs
Energy storage
DER integration
Advanced metering
Distribution automation
Voltage management
Various ways to leverage analytics

GridFWD 2018 promises to be the premier grid modernization conference for the Northwest this year. Hope to see you there!


October 10, 2018
October 11, 2018