The journey to net zero, powered by aggressive decarbonization to achieve sustainability goals, is accelerating transformation of the energy landscape. Efficient and reliable grid management is becoming more complex as renewable and distributed energy resources are increasingly added to the power network.

Overcoming this complexity requires innovative software and technologies that dynamically manage power generation, transmission and distribution. Establishing seamless integration between local, at-the-source control technology to centralized operational control at the utility is key for optimizing resources in real-time while maintaining overall system reliability.

Sustainable grid solutions transform unpredictable renewable and distributed energy into predictable, reliable power through end-to-end network management. With real-time load forecasting, operational visibility and analytics across the power network, decision making becomes easier and more precise. Renewable and distributed energy resources are seamlessly incorporated into your traditional energy mix, maximizing efficiency and reliability between generation and consumer.

Join Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) and industry experts as they discuss how to implement a comprehensive approach to real-time, integrated advanced control of traditional, renewable and distributed energy resources across the power network for a reliable, sustainable grid.
Tue, Sep 21, 2021 · 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) (GMT -4:00)
  • Learn how increasing renewables and DER challenges electric grid management
  • Understand key control strategies to efficiently manage DER’s and renewable energy from generation source to the control room
  • Discover real-time software and technology innovations that support renewable energy adoption and a reliable, more sustainable grid
Lora Anguay
Chief Zero Carbon Officer, Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)
Lora, who has over 17 years of experience in the electric power industry, is currently responsible for the delivery of SMUD’s 2030 zero carbon plan and is responsible for SMUD’s energy supply. This includes design, construction, maintenance, and transition of its power generation assets; the sale and procurement of energy resources and settlements of energy transactions; and customer program design and development pertaining to distributed energy resources. She also has responsibility for research and development activities and establishing new business partnerships that align with SMUD’s 2030 zero carbon goal.
Sally Jacquemin
Associate Vice President of Distribution & Smart Grid, Emerson
Sally is an energy industry professional with extensive executive experience in the electric power and control systems industry. She establishes corporate strategies and roadmaps for the company’s Distribution & Smart Grid business unit to ensure continued innovation and market leadership. Sally also oversees the sales, product development and project delivery performance of the ADMS product suite, including OMS, Distribution SCADA and DERMS applications.
Jason Blackburn
Director of Global Product Marketing, Emerson
Jason is an experienced marketing, product, and technology strategist with global experience and perspective. In his current role, he works with global customers on automation software solutions that improve operations in the renewable energy, power generation, and water industries. He has extensive experience in areas including: Product Management, Marketing and Communications Strategy, Strategic Planning, Product Development, Integrated and Digital Marketing, Venture Capital Investment, Acquisition Strategy and Due Diligence, Technology Management and Strategy.
Aaron Larson
Executive Editor, POWER magazine
Aaron Larson joined the POWER team in September 2013 as an associate editor and was named executive editor in 2017. Aaron has a bachelor’s degree in nuclear engineering technology and a master’s degree, specializing in finance. He spent 13 years in the U.S. Navy nuclear power program, advancing to Chief Petty Officer. He has worked at commercial nuclear, biomass, and coal-fired power plants, functioning in operations, maintenance, safety, financial, and management capacities. Aaron holds a Chief A Engineer boiler operator license in the state of Minnesota.