T&D World is thrilled to announce that we’re heading to the vibrant city of Atlanta, GA. You’ll learn about the latest tools and trends in energy transformation that are shaping the ever-evolving grid. Get ready for inspiring Keynotes, Utility-led case studies and user stories and open discussion because this conference has been designed to educate you, motivate you, and spark new ideas that will drive change in your organization.  

This isn’t just a conference - it’s part of the grid evolution journey with a community of your peers, that will equip you with knowledge and insights to stay ahead of the curve. Catch the grid transformation as it happens – let’s shape the future of energy together. 


DER Integration

As Utilities and their customers embrace DERs, ensuring unparalleled power quality and reliability becomes paramount. This track will delve into the intricacies of DER integration and how utilities must proactively address the technical challenges that impact the grid and pave the way for a more efficient and sustainable future.

Topics Include:

  • DERMS (Distributed Energy Resource Management Systems)  
  • Electrification  
  • Energy Storage  
  • Microgrids  
  • Power Electronics  
  • Prosumers  
  • Electric Vehicles  
  • Renewable Energy 

Grid Resiliency & Black Sky Hazards

Delivery of electricity is an essential service, one that provides for the well-being of our modern society. This is evident especially when disasters occur; the first order of business for public health and safety is to maintain reliable power. This track will explore how we assess and strategically plan for a multitude of extreme climate risks and physical threats to bolster and fortify the grid’s ability to withstand adversity.

Topics Include:

  • Climate Change/Weather Events 
  • Wildfire 
  • Security – Cyber and Physical  
  • Risk Mitigation  
  • Grid Hardening and Infrastructure Planning  
  • Microgrids   
  • Power Restoration 
  • Policy – State and Federal  
  • Reliability  
  • Response and Recovery  
  • Underground vs. Overhead

Future Transmission and Distribution Grid

As the power grid evolves, it becomes more intricate and staying at the forefront of evolution can be challenging. This track will examine the rising demands, emerging trends and cutting-edge advancements in transmission and distribution technologies that are defining the next generation of transmission and distribution grids. 

Topics Include:

  • Advance Metering Infrastructure  
  • Advanced Distribution Management System (ADMS)  
  • Capacity Shortages 
  • Communications Technology  
  • Customer Engagement  
  • Decarbonization  
  • Digitalization  
  • Load Management 
  • Planning and Construction  
  • Policy and Regulation 
  • Security – Cyber and Physical 
  • Supply Chain   
  • System Protection 
  • Vegetation Management  
  • Voltage Regulation  
  • Workforce  

AI & Digitalization

Harnessing the power of data, analytics, artificial intelligence and IoT will revolutionize the way manage, optimize, and support the full spectrum of people, services and resources that empower performance improvement and decision-making within the Utility.  This track will explore how we use data to lead to better business outcomes.

Topics Include:

  • AI, AR, VR, Machine Learning  
  • Cloud  
  • 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
  • Advanced Metering

Electrification & eMobility

A flexible grid with ample capacity is needed to provide clean power to support the large number of electric vehicles being deployed, as well as electrification of commercial, industrial and residential consumers’ equipment. Explore cutting-edge strategies, technologies and business models reshaping the energy landscape, from the integration of electric vehicles into smart grids to the optimization of transmission systems for enhanced carbon-free electrification. This track will help you understand electrification and the evolving infrastructure that powers it.

Topics Include:

  • Fleet EVs 

  • Grid Equity 

  • Home electrification - HVAC, heat pumps