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gridCONNEXT 2018

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gridCONNEXT 2018 brought together business, utility, finance, and policy leaders to explore the most important topics impacting the grid. Co-produced by Clean Edge and GridWise Alliance, the event convened world-class experts to explore diverse perspectives and uncover market innovations poised to redraw the electric utility landscape. With the growth of clean energy, energy storage and electrified transportation – along with new business and regulatory models supporting investments in DERs and grid modernization – this event offered an unprecedented opportunity to connect with key stakeholders and explore what’s next in the utility sector.

gridCONNEXT 2018 Highlights:

Human Evolution, Sustainability, and Lessons for the Grid

Jonathan Salk, Co-Author, A New Reality: Human Evolution for a Sustainable Future
In keynote remarks to gridCONNEXT attendees during the afternoon of Wednesday, December 5, Jonathan Salk, a highly respected psychiatrist and co-author (with his father the late Jonas Salk) of A New Reality: Human Evolution for a Sustainable Future provided a startling, fresh message of understanding, perspective, and hope for today's tense, rapid-fire, kaleidoscopically changing world. To download a PDF of this presentation, please click here.

View from Abroad - The Future of European Grid Operations

Laurent Schmitt, Secretary-General of ENTSO-E, the European Network of Transmission System Operators
In keynote remarks to gridCONNEXT attendees during the morning of Thursday, December 6, ENTSO-E Secretary-General Laurent Schmitt provided a close-up, inside-view of the European grid; highlighting ENTSO-E's efforts to support its members in building regional energy markets, ensuring optimal system functionality, and enabling the achievement of aggressive energy and climate goals. To download a PDF of this presentation, please click here.

RTO Insider - gridCONNEXT Coverage

Clean Edge and GridWise were proud to partner with RTO Insider™ as a Media Partner at gridCONNEXT 2018. RTO Insider is your eyes and ears on the organized electric markets, putting you "inside the room" at CAISO, ERCOT, ISO-NE, MISO, NYISO, PJM and SPP. RTO Insider provides independent, objective coverage and analysis of the wholesale electric industry's markets and policymaking, saving you time and ensuring you don't miss the issues most important to your interests.

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Features include:

  • Coverage of key RTO/ISO committee, subcommittee and task force meetings. We'll be there when you can't.
  • Coverage of news events impacting the industry throughout the 35 states managed by the RTOs/ISOs.
  • Coverage of state and federal regulatory (FERC, EPA) & legislative news affecting RTO/ISO stakeholders.
  • Issue Briefs: Concise summaries of major issues (e.g., Order 1000, EPA's 111(d) rule).

To view the December 11, 2018 edition of RTO Insider, which features extensive coverage of gridCONNEXT, please click here. For additional information about RTO Insider subscription options, please contact Merry Eisner, Chief Operating Officer & Co-Publisher, via email at