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By - Jon Brown

Utilities and Smart Cities
A guide for the modern utility to navigate smart cities and the next gen grid
March 4-5, 2019 | Birmingham, AL

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The heart of the city is changing rapidly. With an unprecedented level of interconnectedness, cities are growing into a bustling metropolis of technology and communication. Upgrading to analytic LED streetlights and switching to EV are now expected practice for modern day utilities. In the midst of this smart revolution it is the utility that bares the unique responsibility of leader— guiding the energy industry into the next generation of grid control and power supply. 

At “Utilities and Smart Cities” we will discuss, learn, and experience the future of the smarter utility together. Through interactive panels, comprehensive presentations, and a tour through Alabama Power’s very own flagship smart neighborhood, this conference is designed to leave you educated. No matter if you are a visual learner or a data-driven analyst, there is a platform here for everyone.

 Topics we will cover include data management, electrification, storage, distributive energy, customer service, and even a look into blockchain. This conference will be a “meeting of the minds” on innovative solutions to a power provider’s leading concerns about the smart city. The mission is to demonstrate how utilities can promote efficiency, accessibility, and safety all while moving towards a greener grid.  Join us as we kick off 2019 with a meeting of the minds on how to move the grid towards a more accessible, efficient, safe, and green future.


  • Learn about integrated microgrid and connected design
  • Hear about breakthrough innovations in IoT technology and software management
  • Discuss new principles in grid storage alternatives
  • Tour through Alabama Power’s flagship integrated smart neighborhood
  • Explain the next generation of billing & rating for smart city implements
  • Alternative power sources—Solar PV, wind, natural gas, lithium ion battery
  • Review pilot efforts between utilities, cities, and their partners
  • Describe the best practices in AMI data management
  • Identify latest development in fiber-optic cable utilization
  • Recognize utility efforts to promote integrated electrification in the city
  • Express current projects being done in Street lighting, community Wi-Fi, and community rapid transit


DAY 1 | 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

DAY 2 | 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

For speaking and exhibition opportunities, please contact Program Director,
Aaron Voss at [email protected] or 720-409-0611


  • Paul Lau, Chief Grid Strategy and Operations Officer, SMUD
  • Chuck Hookham, Director of Consumers Energy, CMS Energy
  • Beth Chacon, Director of Grid Storage & Emerging Technologies, Xcel Energy
  • Kim Winslow, Director of Energy Solutions, Kansas City Power & Light (tent.)
  • Richard O’Toole, Director of Smart Cities Roadmap, ComEd
  • Peter Protopappas, Manager of Smart Analytics, AEP
  • Mark Knight, Chief Engineer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
  • John Distasio, President, Large Public Power Council
  • Andres Carvallo, CEO, CMG
  • Marco Terruzzin, Director of Energy Storage, EON Climate & Renewables
  • Gale Karish, Partern, BBK


Birmingham Marriott Grandview

3590 Grandview Parkway

Birmingham, AL 35243

Reserve your room:

please call 1-205-968-4561

Room Block Reserved For:

Nights of March 3 – 4, 2019

Room rate through EUCI:

$142.o0 single or double plus applicable taxes
Make your reservations prior to February 20, 2019.


Please Note: Confirmed speakers do not need to register and are encouraged to participate in all sessions of the event. If you are a speaker and have any questions please contact our offices at 1.303.770.8800

EventEarly Bird Before
Monday, February 18, 2019
Standard RateAttendees
Utilities and Smart CitiesUS $ 1295.00US $ 1495.00

Register 3 Send 4th Free!

Any organization wishing to send multiple attendees to these conferences may send 1 FREE for every 3 delegates registered. Please note that all registrations must be made at the same time to qualify.

Cancellation Policy

Your registration may be transferred to a member of your organization up to 24 hours in advance of the event. Cancellations must be received on or before February 04, 2019 in order to be refunded and will be subject to a US $195.00 processing fee per registrant. No refunds will be made after this date. Cancellations received after this date will create a credit of the tuition (less processing fee) good toward any other EUCI event. This credit will be good for six months from the cancellation date. In the event of non-attendance, all registration fees will be forfeited. In case of conference cancellation, EUCIs liability is limited to refund of the event registration fee only. For more information regarding administrative policies, such as complaints and refunds, please contact our offices at 303-770-8800

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