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For the second year in a row, we're bringing together utility experts, policy specialists, program implementers, and energy buffs from every corner of the country to Louisville to discuss the future of the energy industry. We are thrilled to have some of the most prominent and forward thinking members of the utility community join us this year. Watch the video for a recap of last year!

Registration for the forum is now CLOSED! Check back here for updates on our 2020 Forum.

Panel topics will cover:

  • Bridging the Gap: Policy and Grid-Edge Technology

  • Flexible Load Programs and Strategic Goals

  • Innovative Customer Engagement

  • Enabling Technologies: The View from the OEM 

Get the full agenda by clicking the link below:

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Confirmed Panelists and Speakers include:

  • Dr. Ahmad Faruqui - Principal at The Brattle Group (Keynote)

  • Josh Castonguay - Vice President, Chief Innovation Officer at Green Mountain Power

  • Lon Huber - Director at Navigant

  • Ani Backa - Regulatory Strategy and Utility Initiatives at Sonnen

  • James Gardner - Former Chairman of the Kentucky Public Service Commission 

  • Katie Shrewsberry - Principal, Growth & Innovation Initiatives at Constellation

  • Jennifer Starrh - Project Services Coordinator at Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)

Featured Event: Green Mountain Power Innovation Workshop

Earlier this year Green Mountain Power (GMP) announced their pledge to be 100% renewable by 2030; an ambitious goal that "would beat the state of Vermont’s goal of 90% renewable energy generation by 20 years." Their flexible load program has been called a “model” for the rest of the country, shifting roughly 11 MW and over 2,700 customers. The success of this program, combined with nationally-recognized culture of innovation, has placed GMP among the ranks of the most innovative companies in the world.


We are thrilled that, as a complement Virtual Peaker’s Innovation Forum, GMP will lead a half-day workshop that will focus on designing effective programs, meeting renewable generation goals, and managing the rapidly changing policy landscape. This is a must-attend for any utility looking to put innovation into practice.

To register for this free workshop, just check the box when you sign up for the forum and we’ll take care of the rest!

The agenda for this event is coming soon!

Register for the event by clicking the link below. Again, there is no cost to attend the forum for Virtual Peaker customers and $499/person for non-customers.

After you register, make sure you book your hotel room at the AC Hotel Louisville Downtown. We have reserved a room block at a price of $172/night. The room block expires on September 21.

Registration for the forum is now CLOSED! Check back here for updates on our 2020 Forum.