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29-31 March, 2017
Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront, Chicago, IL

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Past Attendee Snapshot

Take a look at the energy, security, resiliency and advanced technology experts who attended the last iteration of the Power Grid Resilience summit. Will you be there this year?

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Power Grid Resilience Registration Form

Join us March 29-31, 2017 at the Power Grid Resilience Summit in Chicago. Download and submit your registration form or send it to: enquiryiqpc@iqpc.com

Current Attendee Snapshot

Take a look at the current executives attending the 5th Power Grid Resilience Summit!

On-Site Agenda

Check out the agenda for the 5th Power Grid Resilience Summit!

Presentations

Past Presentation: Mitigating Risk with Research and Development

In this presentation from last year's Power Grid Resilience Summit, Rob Manning, Vice President, Transmission at EPRI, touches on understanding probability and consequence, high impact low frequency (HILF) events, cyber security, and more, in terms of the future of electricity.

Past Presentation: Emerging Threats: Black Sky Hazards and Best Practices for Grid Resilience

Chris Beck, Vice President for Policy and Strategic Initiatives, EIS Council, provides examples of specific Black Sky Hazards, as well as their potential consequences and ways to combat them in this presentation from the last iteration of the Power Grid Resilience Summit.

Past Presentation: Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity and High Impact/Low Frequency Events

In this presentation from 2016's Power Grid Resilience Summit, Mark Weatherford, Principal, The Chertoff Group, talks about the current threats to cyber-security, including foreign countries, espionage and hacktivist actors, and inside threats, as well as different ways to stop them.

Past Presentation Packet

In this Past Presentation Packet, Rob Manning from EPRI, Chris Beck from EIS Council, and Mark Weatherford from The Chertoff Group discuss some of the key topics from last year's Power Grid Resilience Summit, including strategies to mitigate risk with research and development, the best practices for grid resilience against Black Sky Hazards, and critical infrastructure cyber security.

Interviews with Industry Leaders

Protecting Your Assets from Natural and Physical Attacks

In this interview, former Power Grid Resilience speaker Richard Wernsing, Manager of Asset Strategy and Electric at Public Service Electric and Gas (PSE&G), discusses how to conduct systemic and local analysis to evaluate equipment critically, how to protect key assets, and how to stay aware of potential threats - both deliberate and natural - through the hardening of critical infrastructure.

The DOE on the Longest Road to U.S. Infrastructure Security

You could almost make the argument that Bill Bryan has built his entire career as a microcosm of his plan for the U.S.’ electric infrastructure. In this exclusive interview with former Power Grid Resilience Chairperson William “Bill” Bryan, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Security and Energy Restoration at the Department of Energy, and current President of VB Energy Group, you'll see a detailed profile on the importance of public/private partnerships, the ever-evolving industry changes brought on by the CIP-14, and more. 

Exclusive Content

Ensuring Compliance vs. Building Resilience

Before a previous iteration of Power Grid Resilience, we sat down with Christopher Peters, Vice President, NERC/Critical Infrastructure Protection Compliance at Entergy to discuss the implication of the CIP-014, which at the time, was already causing marked changes throughout the industry.

Coordinating a Corporate Response Plan

CenterPoint Energy can be lauded for many things; chief among them for its Corporate Response Plan. Robert Martinez, the Manager of Risk Control & Business Continuity at CenterPoint, details how their Emergency Operating Procedure allows them to go above and beyond normal capabilities in the event of an issue, how to run the most relevant tests and how their strategy continues to evolve through discussing the findings from drills and tabletops.

Challenges and Requirements for Tomorrow's Electrical Power Grid

As the United States economy and society have become more reliant on the uninterrupted flow of electricity, the power grid upon which it depends for that supply has experienced deteriorating reliability. The grid loses power 285 percent more often today than in 1984. These power losses impose tens of billions of dollars of losses on American businesses each year.

Connecting Microgrids With Public-Private Partnerships To Meet Critical Needs

Moving forward with plans to address the modernization needs of the nation’s electric grid is a vast undertaking, estimated to require some $2 trillion of investment over the next two decades. Providing the electricity that has become so essential to all aspects of American business, governmental and daily life requires updating not only the infrastructure and technology, but also the business and governance models that support it. Created by our partners at Lexington Institute: www.lexingtoninstitute.org

WESCO Utility Case Study

WESCO Technical Teams are a key value-add for WESCO customers that include product category and industry specific experts. See how in the real world, our experts find the problem, build a solution, and secure the result.

Cybersecurity and the Impact on Operational Technologies

This in-depth report will guide you through an overview of cybersecurity and operational technology as well as a multitude of statistics revolving around different types of attacks. Also inside, is a case study from Anixter regarding a nuclear power plant operator upgrading their security perimeter.

Video

[VIDEO] Former Chairman of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Discusses Power Grid Security

Addressing the vulnerability of the power grid before terrorists do has become a hot topic – every day in the press, in whitepapers, in utilities across America. With huge regulation changes on the horizon, many utilities are wondering how it will affect them.

Watch the exclusive interview with Jon Wellinghoff, Immediate Past Chairman of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), a formidable expert in this subject to get his take on recent events.

During this 13 minute video, you will learn Jon’s insights on:

- What major steps the utility industry still need to take
- How the new standards from NERC are progressing
- Why microgrids are something that are an integral part of making the whole system more resilient
- How will these policy changes affect the utilities
- And much more

Sponsorship Information

SPONSORSHIP PROSPECTUS

Complete the fields below to receive your copy of the 5th Power Grid Resilience Summit Prospectus which includes: Sponsorship Opportunities, Attendee Profile and more...

Power Grid Resilience 2017 - Sponsorship Attendee HEATMAP

Showcase your product and services and position yourself as the "go-to" solution provider to key decision-makers across the industry. Download the Sponsorship Attendee HEATMAP and check out who you can expect to meet at this year.


Interviews with Industry Leaders

Protecting Your Assets from Natural and Physical Attacks

In this interview, former Power Grid Resilience speaker Richard Wernsing, Manager of Asset Strategy and Electric at Public Service Electric and Gas (PSE&G), discusses how to conduct systemic and local analysis to evaluate equipment critically, how to protect key assets, and how to stay aware of potential threats - both deliberate and natural - through the hardening of critical infrastructure.

Whitepapers

Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Market Forecast 2014-2024

The safety and security of national critical infrastructure is currently of paramount concern for many nation states, as operators and organisations scramble to both secure their existing assets from a new range of threats, while at the same time invest in new developments which can boost economic growth. Cybersecurity issues in particular have emerged as the dominant factor in many Western nations’ homeland security posturing in recent years, dominating much of the new response planning and impacting on how private operators fit into overall defensive frameworks.

Utilities Infrastructure Security Market Forecast 2014-2024

The security of utilities infrastructure has always been important for governments and operating authorities alike, particularly after the events of the early 21st century. Yet now more than ever, there is renewed emphasis for protection as a result of the way in which cyber security issues have come to dominate new security thinking and planning in this sector.