Event Detail

Make plans to join us in Minneapolis, Minnesota for our 2022 Fall Technical Workshop! The event will be held at the Loews Minneapolis Hotel in downtown Minneapolis.

Registration Update: We have been able to reserve additional meeting space at the host hotel and have raised our meeting capacity to 175 attendees.

COVID Safety & Policy
ESIG leadership has decided that all participants of the workshop must be fully up to date on their COVID-19 vaccines, including booster shots. You are considered up-to-date with your COVID-19 vaccines when you have received all doses in the primary series and all boosters recommended for you (click here for CDC guidelines), when eligible. 
However, any participant who has not received their booster shot can provide proof of a negative test (rapid or PCR) taken within 48 hours of the conference.

Masks will be recommended 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, October 24
7:00 - 9:00 a.m. Registration & Breakfast

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Special Event: Capacity Expansion Modeling for Transmission Planning (Download Event Agenda) *sponsored by the DOE
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. MISO Control Room Tour

Please note: there are only 20 spots available for this tour. If you are interested, please register prior to October 14 in order for background checks to be completed. The cost per attendee is $50.

  • 8:45 a.m. - Meet in lobby of Loews Minneapolis to board bus
  • 9:00 a.m. - Depart Loews Minneapolis for MISO
  • 9:30 a.m. - Begin MISO Control Room Tour
  • 11:00 a.m. - Arrival at Loews Minneapolis

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Tutorial: Evolution and Effectiveness of Flexibility Products in Markets and Operations
12:00 - 2:00 p.m. Lunch
2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Introduction, Keynote Comments & Opening Plenary

  • Keynote: Planning for the Energy Transition at MISO
  • Opening Plenary: A Panel Discussion: High VRE Futures – 100% Clean Electricity

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

Tuesday, October 25
7:00 - 8:00 a.m. Registration & Breakfast
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Technical Workshop

  • Session 1: Congestion Management Practices, Challenges and Potential Mitigation Solutions
  • Session 2: IEEE 2800 and IBR Modelling

12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 - 5:30 p.m. Technical Workshop 

  • Session 3: Planning and Deployment Implications with Storage and IBRs
  • Session 4: Aligning Retail Pricing with Grid Needs

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

Wednesday, October 26
7:00 - 8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Technical Workshop

  • Session 5: Future Market Design for Resource Adequacy
  • Session 6: IBR Stability and Control

12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 - 5:00 p.m. Technical Workshop 

  • Session 7: Topics in Power Systems Operations
  • Closing Plenary: Inter-regional Transmission Planning - Why Is it Important and How Do We Make it Happen?

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

Thursday, October 27
7:00 - 8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Working Group/Task Force Meetings

8:00 – 9:15 a.m. DER Working Group (download agenda)
9:15 – 9:45 a.m. Aligning Retail Pricing and Grid Needs Task Force (download agenda)
9:15 - 10:45 a.m. Research & Education Working Group (download agenda)
9:45 – 10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 – 10:45 a.m. Aligning Retail Pricing and Grid Needs Task Force (download agenda)
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. System Operation & Market Design Working Group (download agenda)
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 – 2:45 p.m. Reliability Working Group (download agenda)
2:45 – 3:15 p.m. Break
3:15 – 5:00 p.m. System Planning Working Group (download agenda)

Event Registration Rates

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

The Early-Bird rate will be available until September 30, 2022.

Student Attendance/Registration

Students are invited to attend the Fall 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 - Loews Minneapolis

The special ESIG room rate is $179 per night. The deadline to make your reservation is October 5, 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 ryan@esig.energy to make arrangements.

2022 Fall Technical Workshop Sponsors


If your business is interested in sponsoring a portion of the Minneapolis 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.