Event Detail

Make plans to join us this coming spring in Tucson! 

The 2024 Spring Technical Workshop will be held at the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, Arizona. The workshop will include a focus on a number of key areas, including Resource Adequacy, GFM, IBR, Flexibility, Transmission, Resilience, Virtual Power Plants, EVs, among others.

Event Schedule


Monday, March 25
7:00 – 8:00 a.m. Registration & Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Tutorial: Electromagnetic Transient Analysis Simulation Tools
12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:15 – 5:00 p.m. Introduction, Keynote Comments & Opening Plenary

  • Keynote: A New Paradigm for System Control
  • Opening Plenary: Grid Forming Technology Applications

6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Board Meeting/Dinner (only open to members of the ESIG Board of Directors)

Tuesday, March 26
7:00 – 8:00 a.m. Registration & Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Technical Workshop

  • Session 2: Markets for Transmission
  • Session 3a: Transmission Expansion Studies
  • Session 3b: Grid Forming Technology Developments

12:00 – 12:20 p.m. Annual Membership Meeting
12:00 – 1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15 – 5:30 p.m. Technical Workshop

  • Session 4a: Resilience
  • Session 4b: Virtual Power Plants
  • Session 5a: Transmission Interconnection Process
  • Session 5b: Resource Adequacy

6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Awards/Networking Reception

Wednesday, March 27
7:00 – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Technical Workshop

  • Session 6: Price-based Demand Flexibility
  • Session 7a: System Planning
  • Session 7b: DER

12:00 – 1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15 – 5:45 p.m. Technical Workshop

  • Session 8a: System Oscillations
  • Session 8b: EV Impacts on Electrification
  • Closing Plenary: Plant Retirement Planning – A Panel Discussion

5:45 p.m. – 5:50 p.m. Closing Comments

Thursday, March 28
8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. DER Working Group
9:00 - 11:30 a.m. System Operation & Market Design Working Group
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 – 2:15 p.m. Research & Education Working Group
1:00 - 4:00 p.m. System Planning Working Group


Event Registration Rates

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

Please Note: the Tutorial and Working Group Sessions are NOT included in the Technical Workshop registration rate. They both require separate registrations. 

Early-bird Rates are available to members of ESIG until February 21, 2024.

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.


The host hotel for the workshop is the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort.

The special ESIG room rate is $229 per night and includes a waived resort fee.

The deadline to make your reservation is March 4, 2024.

Reservations Link: to make your reservation and receive the ESIG preferred rate, click here.

If you have any questions, please contact ESIG Director of Marketing/Operations, Ryan Willis - ryan@esig.energy.

2024 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.