GridFWD 2022

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.


Why Grid Resiliency?

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.

GridFWD 2022
Empower Field, Denver, CO
October 24-26

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Themes Within Our Focus on Grid Resiliency

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.

Adrian Tuck CEO Uplight

“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

GridFWD 2022 will happen in the expansive Empower Field facility on October 24-26. Join us for an unforgettable experience together with the grid modernization community.

A Dynamic Balance of Presentation and Personal Connection

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.

  • Featured Panels: As always, GridFWD 2022 in Denver will host some of our industry’s leading minds to explore new ideas and proven successes in grid modernization.
  • Unconference Breakouts: Attendees will have the chance to define the topics they want, on the spot, and gather with experts and peers to dig in.
  • Huddles: With so many industry issues and opportunities, GridFWD 2022 will offer a wide range of small-group discussions for sharing best practices and answering questions.
  • Virtual Sessions: We recognize that not everyone will be able to come to Denver for GridFWD 2022, so we will make select sessions available online as well.
  • Grid Innovation Pitch Contest: Hear exciting, fast-paced summaries on the solutions that are driving grid innovation ahead. Join to vote for the winner.
  • Extended breaks and social time: Grid Forward plans for an equal balance of structured and unstructured time during the event, to help our community regroup and move forward.
  • Site Tours: While in Denver we will plan a few site tours to see innovative and interesting energy resources deployed in the local community.

Join in the Grid Innovation Pitch Competition

Think you have a game-changing solution to advance grid resiliency? Apply to compete in the Grid Innovation Pitch Contest at GridFWD 2022. We are looking for companies that have solutions in these categories: 

  • Advanced forecasting
  • Real time data management
  • Integrated grid planning
  • Grid hardening deployments
  • Cybersecurity
  • Wildfire mitigation
  • Other grid resiliency capabilities

Confirmed Pitch Competition Judges:

  • Sameer Kenkare, Amazon
  • Elta Kolo, Huck Capital
  • Drew Robison, Evergy Ventures

Selected companies will pitch their solutions in front of hundreds of leading grid modernization stakeholders at GridFWD 2022 Oct 25 and 26 in Denver (must be present to participate). Winning organization(s) will receive credits and services from Amazon valued up to $100,000 (subject to terms and conditions).

 Grid Forward is Grateful for These Initial Supporters

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GridFWD 2022 is hosted by Colorado Public Power

Colorado Public Power

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