DISTRIBUTECH International®, to be held in San Diego, February 7-9, announced its Host Utility for the 2023 event, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E).
“One of the biggest challenges facing the San Diego region and California is how to decarbonize key economic sectors over the next two decades, while also ensuring electric reliability, affordability and equity,” said Nick Moran, SDG&E Director of Electrical Engineering. “We look forward to collaborating with industry leaders at DISTRIBUTECH International® to discuss these challenges and work together to create solutions."
DISTRIBUTECH International® additionally announces the release of the highly popular conference program and educational offerings, including a new track centered around Communication Networks, showcasing utilities that are deploying new spectrum, creating private networks and exploring the opportunities and challenges around communicating with devices and workers in the field.
“We are so excited to introduce a new track that brings focus to today’s critical communication challenges while preparing for the grid of tomorrow,” says Jennifer Runyon, Senior Content Director, Clarion Energy. “We want to continue to provide our attendees with content that helps move the industry forward, and our mix of new tracks and perennial favorites will help us to deliver on that objective.”
The 2023 conference program can be found here.
The annual event will also host Duncan Wardle, DISTRIBUTECH’s 2023 Keynote, and be home to two brand new areas on the show floor meant to drive engagement and knowledge surrounding hot topics in the industry: Smart Cities and Electric Vehicles.
Duncan Wardle is the Head of Innovation and Creativity at Disney, working with Imagineering, Lucasfilm, Marvel, Pixar and Disney Parks to innovate and create magical new storylines and experiences for consumers around the globe. In his keynote, he’ll talk about how companies can embed “a culture of innovation into everyone’s DNA.”
DISTRIBUTECH will showcase new areas on the exhibit floor including a Smart City Zone in partnership with OATI and an Electric Vehicle Zone in partnership with ABB E-mobility. Together with our partners, these spaces will be fully immersive experiences where attendees can connect, learn and be inspired.
“Cities and utilities share more goals in common than in the past, creating both enormous opportunity as well as the need for dialogue. Cities are indispensable partners in the push to decarbonize and provide beneficial electrification. DISTRIBUTECH allows key stakeholders the chance to come together to engage, gain insight into technological advancements and move resilient, efficient, smart cities forward.” Sasan Mokhtari, Ph.D., OATI President & CEO. “The vision at OATI is to inspire and enable a generation of Smart Cities with transformational, extensible and purposeful technology to support urban decision makers to take data-driven action to improve operations, manage assets and improve the quality of city life.
“The Smart City Zone and EV Zone at DISTRIBUTECH 2023 will bring attendees a brand-new way to connect and learn, right on the exhibit hall floor,” says Desiree Hanson, Executive Vice President, Energy North America. “We want to bring more exposure to critical areas of innovation affecting the grid, and creating these dedicated spaces is a fresh way to deliver that experience and provide a platform for conversation to help navigate the energy transition.”
For more information and to register visit distributech.com.