“Building Endurance for Utility Longevity”

Distributed Energy Resources (DER), new and improving technologies, changing regulations, heightened consumer expectations, and aging infrastructure are disruptive, enduring forces affecting the electric, gas, and water industries. Successfully responding to these forces will require organizations, business models, and the economies of utilities to adapt.

Join us at the AclaraConnect Executive Summit 2018 to learn from industry thought leaders and CEOs how to lead through this transformational change. Seats are limited – Register today.




10:00am – 10:40am Icebreaker – Coffee & Pastries
10:40am – 10:45am Welcome and Overview
10:45am – 12:15pm “Squashing the Duck”
12:15pm – 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm – 2:30pm “Resilience – Prepare, Respond and Recover”
2:30pm – 3:00pm Break
3:00pm – 4:30pm “Infrastructure Review and Improvement”
4:30pm – 4:45pm Wrap-up



Panels information


“Squashing the Duck”

The realities of electricity demand versus available solar energy are affecting utilities today, some more than others.  Are solar photovoltaic (PV) power projects on your plans?  If so, join a panel of industry and utility experts to understand the true impacts of the duck curve and learn about solutions to help “squash” the curve and minimize the effects it has on your grid. 

Meet our panelists:

Troy Anatra – VP, Commercial Operations at Enbala

Carl Zichella – Director, Western Transmission, National Resources Defense Council

Craig Horne –  VP Business Development, Energy Storage at Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc

Dora NakafujiMember of the Strategy and Innovation Group at Kamehameha Schools



Resilience – Prepare, Respond and Recover

Weather events, natural disasters, water scarcity, and cyber attacks are a few of many threats on our ability to maintain adequate levels of service and operation.  In this session, we will review some of these threats based on the expertise and direct experience of our panelists.  How can we be better prepared? What can we change to respond and recover faster?  How can we improve our overall resiliency?  

Meet our panelists:

Rich Svindland  – President, California American Water and Hawaii American Water

Roberto Herrera – Dominican Republic Country Manager at InterEnergy Holdings, CEO of CESPM & MD of CEPM

Erik Christian – Vice President, Business Development & Strategy at Aclara


Infrastructure Review and Improvement 

Infrastructure is the basis of our operations.  How are our utility infrastructures rated today?  Join a panel of experts to hear the answer, discuss the investments on modernization versus maintenance and understand the impacts of smart infrastructure. 

Meet our panelists:

Bud Vos – President and CEO, Enbala

David Swank – CEO, Central Electric Cooperative

Greg DiLoreto – Chair, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) for America’s Infrastructure

Patrick Van Beek – President of Midwest ENERGY Association (MEA)

            Brian Serati – Vice President of US Sales at Hubbell Power Systems





What is the executive summit?

The Executive Summit is part of the overall AclaraConnect conference dedicated to the leaders of the industry.  It is a one-day event focused on significant topics affecting us today and in the future.


Why should I attend?

The Executive Summit provides invaluable opportunities to gain knowledge from the real experiences of industry experts.  This event provides networking opportunities, allowing you to extend your personal connections.


How can I register?

The Executive Summit is geared to leaders within our utilities and other industry sectors.  To register, please visit www.aclaraconnect.com and click on Register Now.  When completing your registration, select Executive Summit as the Registration Type.


Who should I contact if I have any questions on the Executive Summit?

For any question on the Executive Summit, please contact us at event@aclara.com or 314-895-6400.

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