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Make plans to join us - we’re ready to be back together again in 2022 in Tucson! 

The 2022 Spring Technical Workshop will be held at the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, Arizona. The workshop will include a focus on "What’s Happened During the Pandemic" in a number of key areas, including Resource Adequacy, GFM, IBR, Flexibility, Transmission, DER, among others.

COVID Safety & Policy
ESIG leadership has decided that all participants of the workshop will be required to be fully vaccinated and proof of vaccination will be required during online registration.

Masks will be optional for participants during the event. For additional explanation of these policies along with other measures being taken to ensure the health, safety and well-being of our attendees, please click here.


Event Schedule

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Monday, March 21
8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Registration & Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Tutorial: How Can Hydrogen-derived Fuels ‘Complete’ the Energy Transition and How Will We Integrate Those Into Planning and Operations?
12:00 - 2:00 p.m. Lunch
2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Introduction, Keynote Comments & Opening Plenary

  • Keynote: What’s Been Happening and Where Are We Going?
  • Opening Plenary: Recent System Events of Interest

5:00 - 5:30 p.m. Annual Membership Meeting

Tuesday, March 22
8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Registration & Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Technical Workshop

  • Session 1a: Evolutions in Resource Adequacy
  • Session 1b: Capacity Accreditation and Market Constructs

12:30 - 2:00 p.m. Lunch
2:00 - 5:30 p.m. Technical Workshop 

  • Session 2a: Grid Forming Inverters - A Quickly Evolving Landscape
  • Session 2b: Grid Forming Inverters - Some Practical Considerations

6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Board Meeting/Dinner

Wednesday, March 23
8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Technical Workshop

  • Session 3a: Looking for Flexibility
  • Session 3b: Planning & Operations: A Few New Things to Consider

12:30 - 2:00 p.m. Lunch
2:00 - 5:30 p.m. Technical Workshop 

  • Session 4a: Interconnection Processes: Symptom or Solution?
  • Session 4b: Buildings as a Source of Grid Flexibility

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Networking Reception

Thursday, March 24
8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Working Group Meetings

  • 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Reliability Working Group
     Co-Chairs: Jason MacDowell, Senior Technical Director, GE; Julia Matevosyan, Chief Engineer, ESIG
  • 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
    System Operation & Market Design Working Group

    Co-chairs: Aidan Tuohy, Program Manager, EPRI & Erik Ela, Principal, EPRI
  • 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Joint System Operation & Market Design Working Group / Distributed Energy Resources Working Group Session

12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch (Working Group Meeting Participants)

1:30 - 5:00 p.m. Working Group Meetings

  • 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    System Planning Working Group

    Chair: Aaron Bloom, Senior Director, Regulatory Affairs, NextEra Energy Resources
  • 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    Distributed Energy Resources Working Group

    Chair: Obadiah Bartholomy, Manager, Distributed Energy Resources, SMUD
  • 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Joint Meeting of All Working Group

Event Registration Rates

Below you will find a breakdown of registration costs for the Tucson meeting. 

*Please note Early Bird rates have been extended until March 4, 2022.

Student Attendance/Registration

Students are invited to attend the Spring Technical Workshop at no cost. We have a limited number of complimentary registrations available for current students. If interested please email Ryan Willis at ryan@esig.energy to inquire about this opportunity.


Accommodations

We're excited to return to the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, Arizona!

The special ESIG room rate is $219 per night. The deadline to make your reservation is February 28, 2022.

To make your reservation and receive the ESIG preferred rate, click here.

Please Note: We have a limited amount of rooms available at the government per diem rate. If you need a room at this rate, please contact Ryan Willis at info@esig.energy to make arrangements.


2022 Spring Technical Workshop Sponsors

If your business is interested in sponsoring a portion of the Tucson event and being highlighted in front of a number of the industry’s top companies and leaders, click here to learn how you can become a sponsor.

 


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