Join Virtual Peaker at These 2022 Energy Conferences

While COVID has put a damper on in-person events over the past two years, we’re very excited to get back on the tradeshow floor with our industry partners at one of the many amazing upcoming energy conferences. We believe together, we can work to help our utility partners meet global Net-Zero 2050 goals and tackle the increasing tech disruption reshaping grids around the world. Join us and let’s discuss how we can accelerate the clean energy transition together!

AESP’s 32nd Annual Conference & Expo

Join the Virtual Peaker team next week, February 7-10, in Nashville at the AESP 32nd Annual Conference & Expo. Engaging in distributed energy resource (DER) technologies is imperative to satisfy the legislative initiatives necessary to meet global decarbonization efforts. Our DER experts will be there to meet with energy service professionals to discuss technology advancements and grid modernization.

DistribuTech Connect

With so many excellent energy conferences to attend, we’re excited to have the chance to meet you at DistribuTech Connect, on February 22-25, for their virtual tradeshow. We’re eager to learn about the challenges utility executives are experiencing and provide solution-based expertise to help you reimagine the modern grid.

RE+ Northeast

Utilities have turned to demand response programs and DER initiatives, as they struggle to satisfy higher demands while navigating regulatory and budgetary constraints. Looking for some fresh ideas on how to rise to these challenges? From February 22-23, we’ll have our very own Director of Client Marketing, Shadea Mitchell, on hand in Boston, Massachusetts at the RE+ Northeast energy conference on the panel entitled, “The Garage Powerplant: Unlocking Residential Flexibility & Resiliency.”

2022 TechAdvantage Expo

We’ll join co-ops from around the country in Nashville Tennessee March 7-9 for “THE Technology Event for Electric Co-op Professionals” at NRECA’s 2022 TechAdvantage. You can find us in booth number 2342 and we’d love to show you our leading DER software solutions, share our co-op partner’s stories, and find ways we can help you connect with your customers.

45th PLMA Conference

PLMA’s 45th Conference is this April 4-6 in Baltimore, MD and we’re excited to report that we’ll be there! We’re looking forward to meeting with utility providers committed to enhancing their load management, demand response, and distributed energy resources, and we’re ready to help find the best solutions for your needs. Be sure to check out Monday’s 9 am working group session titled Spark DER Innovation (A PLMA Strategic Initiative), our very own Director of Sales, Eric Van Orden will be cohosting with other utility industry experts.

Energy Thought Summit

The hosts of the video game-themed Energy Thought Summit see a parallel between gamification objectives and global decarbonization efforts as they each reflect self-expression, freedom, and the sense of adventure and curiosity needed to modernize the grid. Running from April 11-14, this energy conference is designed to motivate and empower —level-up— utility providers to embrace the evolving energy landscape.


Join us at GridFWD this April 19-20 in Seattle, WA where we will join the utility community, partners, and friends from across the Northwest region. We’ll be leading a huddle discussion with our partners from PG&E titled Connecting Rate Design and DERs on April 20th at 11:30 am. We hope to connect with you while in Seattle!

Smart Energy 2022

Hosted in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the Smart Energy conference is an event to help utilities and energy providers of all shapes and sizes realize the best, most affordable path to the Net-Zero technologies needed for a carbon-free future. This energy conference runs from April 25-26 and will feature our Director of Client Marketing Shadea Mitchell as part of a panel on Efficient Smart Grid & Building Practices.

Utility Conference

We’re proud sponsors of SEPA’s upcoming Utility Conference, in Portland, OR May 2-4. We’re confident that our solutions can help our utility partners meet the intense carbon reduction goals needed for a better tomorrow, and we’re excited to show them off to all of our friends in the Pacific Northwest!


A volunteer-run networking event, Switch is a fast-paced opportunity to learn from one another. Switch features Pecha Kucha-style presentations that bring the operational knowledge and ideas that can help utilities realize their renewable efforts, blended with humor and style. Switch is back for their first in-person event since the pandemic at 6 pm, May 18 at the Lodge at Woods Boss Brewing in Denver, Colorado.

DistribuTech International

We can’t wait to “experience the energy movement” at DistribuTech International this coming May 22-25 in Dallas, TX. We’ll have a meeting space on the show floor, MR-555 as a hosting space to have a quiet place to chat with utility providers looking for innovative solutions to meet decarbonization efforts and an evolving grid. If you’re heading to Texas, let’s connect.

Capture The Energy 2022

With energy storage markets exploding, the Capture the Energy 2022 Conference and Expo is the best place to learn how you can capitalize on these emerging opportunities. We’ll be there May 24-26 along with hundreds of industry experts in the energy storage and renewable technologies industry. Join us to learn about the challenges and opportunities that can enhance your utility operations.

AESP Summer Con

The fine folks at AESP are hosting another event this year with their Summer Con series from August 16-18. Join our CEO Bill Burke on Wednesday, August 17 for his talk entitled “Do you need DERMS or ADMS?” Also on hand, our Director of Product Management Brenda Chew is hosting a talk on unlocking the power of grid-interactive efficient buildings, as a post-breakfast chat on Thursday, August 18. Join us as we learn together how best to take on the challenges of demand flexibility. We’ll see you in Philly this summer.

RE+ 2022

Formerly known as SPI, ESI, and Smart Energy Week, the RE+ 2022 energy conference runs from September 19-22 in Anaheim, California, and is billed as the largest clean energy event. Powered by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA), this event is designed to provide resources for utility providers looking for clean energy solutions. Join our VP of Client Success Colin Lamb for his panel session entitled “Demand Response: Driving Grid Integration through Flexibility” on September 20, 2022, at 4 pm.

Electrify Indiana

We’re sponsors at the upcoming Electrify Indiana conference, which is hosted by our partners at Hoosier Energy and Wabash Calley Power Alliance. The event is held in Indianapolis, Indiana on September 22nd, and our very own Director of Partnerships Colin Lamb will be there as part of the “Consumer Facing Programs” panel with our partners EnelX, Rheem, and Ecobee. You can catch that chat from 2:30-3:15 pm EST, to learn more about how distributed energy resources and demand response can work for your utility operation.

GridFWD 2022

We’re at the GridFWD2022 event this year to join some of our industry peers as we seek out and explore new ideas for realizing a modern grid. The Virtual Peaker team will be there along with our Director of Emerging Technologies, Dr. Greg Ledva, who will participate in a panel entitled “Advanced Grid Forecasting” that focuses on optimizing distribution grid operations on October 25 at 1:30 pm MST. This October Denver is the place to be and we hope to see you there!

46th PLMA Conference

The PLMA conference returns for its 46th year this November 14-16 in Phoenix, AZ. The PLMA conference is focused on demand flexibility, enhancing DER opportunities, and the load management needed to enhance grid resiliency. Join our very own Director of Product Management Brenda Chew, as part of a panel Wednesday morning on the value of adding DER programs to increase demand flexibility opportunities.

Energy Conferences Conclusion

Will you be at any of these energy conferences? If you’re as excited to find innovative ways to modernize the grid, then we’d like to invite you to reach out below. We’re excited to mingle, grab lunch or dinner, and share a coffee – whatever might be best to explore partnering together to accelerate the clean energy transition and hit those lofty decarbonization goals. We’re looking forward to meeting friends old and new and hope to see you at one of these energy conferences. Check back here periodically to see where we’ll be even later in the year.

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