The changes facing the electric power industry are more extreme now than they have been since the beginning of the grid. Energy transition and transformation aren’t just overused buzzwords – they’re an accurate representation of what must happen in the industry to meet rising demands. Transformation must happen in the transmission and distribution grids, with some responsible transitioning along the way.

Climate change has prompted the desire to quickly decarbonize and electrify, changing the way electric power is created and consumed. Changing weather patterns and extreme weather events, which fed off each other to gain fearsome power, have destroyed billions of dollars in T&D infrastructure. The extremes show no signs of moderating.

The task of providing reliable and resilient electricity to the masses has never been more complex or more expensive. It is no longer appropriate for utilities to simply repair and rebuild like they’ve done in the past. They must understand the changing climate and adapt to it.  They also must address more than just the physical climate and consider climates related to regulations, politics, economics, technology, customer expectations and more.

As the leading media source to electric utilities for 75 years, T&D World has accompanied utilities on their journey as they adapt to and address the complex and ever-changing issues and trends that arise.  We are excited to add T&D World Live as our newest resource to help utilities gain knowledge and insight into a challenging, yet exciting future.

T&D World Live was created to provide a launch pad for the industry to come together and address the ever-evolving demands on the grid. We’re here to help you solve these challenges by facilitating conversations and building a community that will be at the forefront of this coming evolution.

We’ve recruited some of the industry’s leading subject matter experts not only to educate and inform our audience, but to stimulate ideas and brainstorming among participants. Like you, we want to get to the bottom of what needs to happen to meet these challenges and thrive in the new energy world.

T&D World Live offers education, networking, open discussion, product advancements and more to utility industry executives, managers, suppliers and engineers. It is an event for utilities, planned by utilities, in which T&D World serves as the facilitator and community leader.

This young and exciting live event provides attendees, sponsors and exhibitors an intimate setting where knowledge will be gained, new ideas will be launched, friendships will be made, and communities will be built. Catch the grid transformation as it happens.


Black Sky Hazards & Grid Resiliency

Climate Change/Weather Events 

Grid Hardening and Infrastructure Planning 


Onsite Power 

Policy – State and Federal 



Response and Recovery 

Security – Cyber and Physical 

Underground vs. Overhead 


Costs and Financing 

Changing Generation Mix 

Capacity Shortages 

Operation and Maintenance 

Planning and Construction 

Policy and Regulation 

Spatial Data Collection 

Supply Chain  

Vegetation Management 

Future Distribution Grid

Advance Metering Infrastructure 

Advanced Distribution Management System (ADMS) 

Communications Technology 

Customer Engagement 



Load Management 

Security – Cyber and Physical 

System Protection 

Voltage Regulation 


 DER Integration

Demand Response 

DERMS (Distributed Energy Resource Management Systems) 


Energy Storage 


Power Electronics 


Electric Vehicles 

Renewable Energy 

Digitalization & Big Data

AI, AR, VR, Machine Learning 


Condition Monitoring 

Customer Data 

Data Collection 

Digital Components/Sensors 

Enterprise Data Analytics 

IT-OT Convergence 

Life-cycle Planning 

Operational Data 

Prescriptive Analytics 

Risk Modeling and Asset Management 

Spatial Data Analytics 

Workforce Management 


Climate Change/Weather Events 

Community Relations 

Equipment Hardening 

Mitigation Strategies 

Power Restoration 

Public Safety Power Shutoffs 


Vegetation Management 

Weather Forecasting