Join the Grid Forward community for our big annual event in Denver, October 24-26 at Empower Field.
With the focus “Ensuring a Resilient 21st Century Energy System,” GridFWD 2022 will bring together a wide range of energy leaders to explore and advance federal resources and regional developments to harden the grid from disruptions and facilitate a smooth energy transition.
The past couple years have been unprecedented for the electric grid: from historic and devastating wildfires, record heat levels, ice storms and much more. The federal commitment to advanced grid deployments has reached a new level with the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Let’s join together to use federal investment for the greatest impact for all segments of society.
Empower Field, Denver, CO
These themes align with the testimony Grid Forward provided in the grid resiliency Senate Hearing last fall. There will be cross-cutting conversations in areas including wildfire mitigation, cyber security, regional market developments and others.
Day 1 session topics include:
Day 2 session topics include:
“With today’s pressures and threats, it is more critical than ever to advance the capabilities of a cleaner grid. National and regional resources are in motion to progress grid resiliency but the best minds need to come together to quickly accelerate these solutions. The GridFWD community brings these leading voices together and we would welcome them into the great state of Colorado for this meeting.”
— Adrian Tuck, CEO, Uplight
As we did in our sold-out GridFWD Seattle event this past April, Grid Forward is planning a range of sessions and activities over two days to help attendees achieve their goals for building connections and driving new initiatives.
We have selected tours for the afternoon before the event for those coming into town before. Space for these will fillup fast so confirm your place in registration by mid September to ensure a place.
The national lab facilities at NREL host industry leading capabilities for advanced grid research. The tour will takeplace at NREL’s Golden, CO campus and will focus on research capabilities for grid modernization and resilience. Attendees will tour multiple labs in the Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) with active research on power system integration, buildings, electric vehicles, energy storage, and hydrogen.
A retired coal plant has been turned into a leading engines and advanced energy research facility at the CO State
Campus in Fort Collins. Over 100K sq feet of spaces makes it one of the largest universities facilities in the country. After the university tour, the group will walk over to near by New Belgium Brewery to see some of the advanced energy operations they have in place for powering their operations with clean energy.
This tour is located at the Panasonic smart mobility campus in east Denver. The location is where Panasonic is
developing new products to make transportation smarter, safer and cleaner. The Pena Station off the light rail hosts a solar carport, charging for EVs, batteries and advanced controls. Meet professionals from Panasonic and Xcel to hear about the Microgrid project, how its being used, and where similar efforts like it are heading.
Grid Forward is hosting the 2022 Grid Innovation Pitch Contest to feature early companies with breakthrough solutions to advance grid resiliency. Our expert judges will pick the winner but attendees get to vote for their favorites as well. Thank you to our pitch contest supporters AWS and Accurant.
Exodigo, a non-intrusive subsurface imaging platform, is announced as the winner of the 2022 Grid Innovation Pitch Competition during GridFWD 2022 at Denver’s Empower Field at Mile High. During the two-day event, eight carefully vetted startups with breakthrough technology or services for advancing grid resiliency participated in a fast-paced pitch hosted by Grid Forward, supported by Amazon Web Services and Accurant.
Headquartered in Tel Aviv and the San Francisco Bay Area, Exodigo provides a new standard for non-intrusive underground discovery. Combining multi-sensor fusion and artificial intelligence, the imaging platform enables users to improve accuracy and time to map, ensuring its partners can design and build with confidence. As the winner, Exodigo claimed $100K in AWS credits, better strengthening the company’s computing processing capacity.
We have arrangements at downtown hotels. Contact them directly to confirm your stay:
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