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Sunday, February 11

Task Force on Innovation

1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Ballroom Central
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

How to Leverage Technology to Improve Your Commission's Operations

Rapid change and the public sector are often viewed as incompatible. The implementation of modern, scalable technology solutions offered by large cloud service providers presents an opportunity to change that perception. Join the CIO of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, a Regional VP of Salesforce, the former CIO of NYSERDA, and the former CTO of Delaware, as we explore the digital dilemma facing the public sector today. Consider how many times we face physical paper documents that get lost on desks, opaque processes that require manual follow ups and cause delays, and reporting challenges created by data in multiple systems that don’t integrate with one another. Learn how executive level public sector technology professionals have been able to address these challenges in an agile and comprehensive manner.


Hon. Tim Echols, Georgia


Edward Carr, CIO of Ohio Public Utilities Commission 

Todd Kyle, Regional Vice President of Salesforce

Saul Morse, Former CIO of NYSERDA

Bob Rhodes, Former CTO of Delaware

3:00 p.m. - 3:10 p.m.             Networking Break
3:10 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Energy Storage: Plug and Play in IRP’s and DRP’s.

Rapid cost declines and accelerating deployment of energy storage provide a tremendous opportunity to innovate in the traditionally staid areas of Integrated Resource Planning (IRP) and Grid Planning at both the transmission and distribution levels. Storage could be a game changer for planning a modern grid that is reliable and resilient and maximizes benefits from large generation and wires investments. This panel will explore the ways regulators are starting to include storage in these planning processes and how we can move towards nationally consistent methods for valuing and incorporating energy storage in all its potential uses.


Hon. Brien Sheahan, Illinois


Ted Ko, Director of Policy at Stem

Ray Hohenstein, Market Applications Director at Fluence

Susan Mora-Schrader, Director of Utility Initiatives at Exelon

Hon. Ann Rendahl, Washington

Lon Huber, Strategen Consulting