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Monday, 23.05.2022, 10:00 - Wednesday, 25.05.2022, 18:00 EDT
Dallas, Texas, United States
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, 650 S Griffin St 75202

Discover Hitachi Energy at DISTRIBUTECH 2022, Booth #2123

We’re excited to meet you in person once again.  As Hitachi Energy, we look forward to sharing with you our commitment to advancing a sustainable energy future for all. 

We believe that digital transformation is the essential foundation to achieve our carbon-neutral future. Join us in Dallas to explore the power of digital made real – real sustainability, real people, and real progress.

Stop by our booth #2123 and learn how Hitachi Energy harnesses deep industry expertise as well as experience in working at scale. Our end-to-end portfolio combines mission-critical industrial equipment and services with cutting-edge operational and information technologies (OT/IT).

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If you'd like to connect during the show to learn or experience demos of our latest cutting-edge solutions, please fill out our meeting and demo request form below! 

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Hitachi Energy Conference Presentation Schedule

In addition to connecting with our team in the booth, don’t miss Hitachi Energy’s presentations and breakouts to hear from our customers, partners, and experts. Together, we’re building sustainable, resilient, safe, and secure pathways to the energy transition.

Monday, May 23

Sorting through the mystery of Private LTE & 5G with a unified network strategy

This session will explore lessons learned from Private LTE deployments, including the key aspects of infrastructure planning in advance of these multi-year initiatives, and the importance of having network connectivity options at the Edge.

2:00 – 2:30 p.m. | Smart Cities / IoT Track | C154, First Level


  • Brian Carlson, Vice President of Wireless Communications, Hitachi Energy
  • Jennie Bratten, Utility Sales Director, Ericsson 

Tuesday, May 24

Evolution of Electric Utility Processes in the Light of New Asset Performance 

This panel session brings together experts from various electric utilities in North America to weigh in on the adoption of new technologies and solutions into their day-to-day processes to effect improvements to their bottom line ' to keep the lights on while ensuring all stakeholders including utility regulators, customers and shareholders remain satisfied. 

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. | Asset Management Track | C142, First Level 


  • Siri Varadan, Director of Global Asset Management Solutions, Hitachi Energy
  • Don Borries, Supervising Engineer, Substation Maintenance Engineering, Ameren
  • Subramanian Vadari, Modern Grid Solutions 

Tuesday, May 24

Standards-based Cybersecurity Risk Assessment and Defense in Depth

The session will also introduce a standards-based reference architecture related to a utility's digital transformation use case applied to a Digital Substation inclusive of an IEC 61850 station and process bus solution.

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. | Knowledge Hubs: Digitizing the Grid | #143, Exhibit Floor


  • Steve Kunsman, Director Product Management and Applications, Grid Automation, Hitachi Energy
  • Herbert Falk, Managing Director, OTB Consulting Services
  • Alexander Koehler, S&S Principal Security Advisor, UL International Germany GmbH

Tuesday, May 24

How Digitalization and Sustainability are Critically Linked

The session will discuss how distributed generation and automated transactions are rapidly changing how we produce and consume electricity and offer alternative ways to deliver reliable and secure power, generated from various sources. This is driving new use cases for battery energy storage and microgrids ― from remote regions not connected to the main grid and facing extreme conditions to urban areas with critical power reliability needs to locales and operators seeking to better manage EV charging.

1:00 - 2:00 p.m. | Knowledge Hubs: Renewables and Energy Storage | #3043, Exhibit Floor


  • Jamie Stapleton, Global Digital Portfolio Leader, Hitachi Energy
  • John Glassmire, Senior Advisor for Grid Edge Solutions, Hitachi Energy

Tuesday, May 24

Vehicle-to-grid is a Fleet Game: Innovations in Charging Technology, Grid Integration and Operations  

Finally, the panel discusses areas of concern for utilities. For example, powering an electric fleet will place high demands on the grid -- particularly during peak hours. The ability of PTAs to shift charging loads to particular times, and include energy storage systems and renewable energy avenues may counterbalance these peaks in demand.

1:30 - 2:30 p.m. | Electric Vehicles Track | C149, First Level    


  • John Glassmire, Senior Advisor for Grid Edge Solutions, Hitachi Energy
  • Brian Wilkie, Business Development Director, New York Transportation Electrification, National Grid
  • Chris Sass, Executive Vice President, Fidectus

Tuesday, May 24

Grid Modernization Maturity Assessment Sask Power Experience 

This presentation will provide an overview of the grid modernization maturity model and how SaskPower leveraged it to stay on course to modernize the grid operation. 

2:00 - 2:30  PM | Grid Modernization Technologies Track | C155, First Level  


  • Parag Parikh, Industry Solutions Executive, Hitachi Energy

Wednesday, May 25

New Opportunities to Strengthen Utility Networks with Energy Storage 

This panel will introduce innovation happening within California, as well as draw upon international best practices for maximizing benefits at the frontier of battery-based systems. 

8:30 – 10:00 a.m. | Energy Storage Track | C145, First Level 


  • John Glassmire, Senior Advisor, Grid Edge Solutions, Hitachi Energy
  • Alex Portilla, Senior Manager, Grid Innovation, Pacific Gas and Electric
  • Brian Johnson, Assistant Professor, University of Washington
  • Josh Mauzey, Senior Manager of Grid Edge Innovation, Southern California Edison
  • Jose Cardenas, Senior Engineer, San Diego Gas & Electric Company

Wednesday, May 25

Carbon Accounting and the New Energy Economy

This panel takes on the new math of carbon accounting and supporting technologies ' from carbon liabilities and emissions tracking to renewable energy credits (REC).  Panelists will explore the types of digital capabilities that will be needed to navigate this more active, dynamic, and risky energy trading environment. As utilities work to achieve their sustainability goals, they will rely more on digital tools such as trading platforms and emission trackers, making a new generation of 'carbon accountants' the action heroes of the utility space.

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. | Next-gen Utility Business Track | C144, First Level 


  • Hugo Stappers, Global Sales Leader, Energy Planning and Trading, Hitachi Energy
  • Larry Cochrane, Director, Global Energy Solutions, Google Cloud
  • John Judge, CEO, Energy Harbor
  • Patrick Reames, Managing Partner, Commodity Technology Advisory LLC

Hitachi Energy sponsored Renewables & Energy Storage Knowledge Hub

With so many state and local low-carbon energy goals now in the books, meeting those goals will be the challenge of the next decade. What are the technologies, methodologies, processes and programs being used to make today’s grid more sustainable? Sessions in this hub explore solar PV, energy storage and microgrids and the impacts they are having on the grid.