Join Virtual Peaker At These 2024 Utility Energy Conferences

Sharing our annual utility energy conference schedule has become a yearly tradition here at Virtual Peaker, and one we’re thrilled to announce: we love visiting, chatting, or meeting industry professionals! So far this year, our utility energy conference schedule takes us around the United States, from Phoenix, Arizona, to Portland, Oregon, and beyond! Whether we’re discussing building the grid of tomorrow or just sharing good jokes, we’re excited to have an opportunity to connect. If you’re planning on attending any of these events, we look forward to connecting with you!

2024 CEO Close-Up & Good Government Golf Tournament

Tee off the new year with us at our first utility energy conference of the year at the 2024 CEO Close-Up & Good Government Golf Tournament in Phoenix, AZ, from January 7-9, 2024. We’re ecstatic to serve as the presenting sponsors for the Good Government Golf Tournament, setting the stage for the CEO Up-Close event on Sunday, January 7th. This event is a hole-in-one for electric cooperative CEOs and general managers looking to connect with other industry peers who understand the economic, business, and political challenges you face. If you plan to attend, swing by and gain insights into the motivating factors for electric co-op leaders during the clean energy transition.

2024 AESP Annual Conference

Join us in San Antonio, TX February 5-8, 2024 for the 2024 AESP Annual Conference, we’ll be there! As proud sponsors, we’re excited to connect with other utility professionals and delve into the trends and best practices influencing their clean energy transition. You can find us in booth #105 at this utility energy conference, on hand for discussions on hot topics like demand flexibility, DER management, EV telematics, virtual power plants, and more! While you’re there, don’t miss the opportunity to join our Director of Partnerships, Eric Van Orden, as he leads a thought-provoking panel titled “Precision in Energy Management: Geotargeting and Advanced Electrification Forecasting” on February 8th from 9:00 am – 10:15 am. Register now to be part of the conversation exploring the latest in energy innovation and industry trends shaping the future of electrification.

RE+ Northeast

The RE+Northeast conference is held this year in Boston, MA, February 13-14. Powered by the Solar Energy industries Association (SEIA) and Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA), RE+ Northeast is an opportunity for utility industry professionals to gather and discuss how to put the influx of distributed energy resource (DER) technologies adopted by the public to use in load management strategies. We’re on hand to chat about the demand flexibility strategies you need to defray high peak energy costs and increase energy security. Don’t forget to join our very own Director of Policy and Solutions Partnerships Kirsten Millar, on the panel of the Scaling VPPs in the Northeast talk on the morning of Wednesday, February 14th from 9-9:50.

DistribuTECH International

DistribuTECH is the premier annual utility energy conference for utility operators, technology providers, and industry leaders in transmission and distribution, offering an ideal platform for us to connect with innovators in the utility space. Join us in the heart of the energy movement at DistribuTECH International in sunny Orlando, Florida at the Orange County Convention Center from February 27-29. Come visit us at booth #862 on the show floor for engaging discussions revolving around emerging technology, demand response strategies, the influence of DERs on the grid, and initiatives for utility decarbonization.

2024 SECC Consumer Symposium

Join us for the 2024 Consumer Symposium, a utility energy conference that takes place simultaneously at DistribuTECH International in Orlando, FL on Monday, February 26, 2024. This one-of-a-kind symposium explores the intricate relationship between consumers and the smart grid, grid edge technologies, and related utility programs and services. Interactive sessions centered on electrification, strategies for customer satisfaction, approaches to time-of-use (TOU) rates and discussions on energy equity. As proud sponsors, we invite you to join us at this enriching experience, where our very own Director of Partnerships, Eric Van Orden, will also share findings from SECC’s “Electrification at Home and on the Road” research report. Gain a deeper understanding of how diverse industry stakeholders contribute to electrifying homes for consumers on his panel discussion titled “Electrification at Home” on February 26th at 3:15 pm.


Embark on an immersive exploration of cutting-edge solutions and strategic insights at the upcoming TechAdvantage Expo in San Antonio, TX, from March 3 to 6. For rural electric cooperatives eager to navigate the clean energy transition, this event serves as a pivotal hub. Just like us, this utility energy conference focuses on innovation, technology solutions, DERs, and customer engagement – key facets that will drive the future of the industry. We invite you to join us at booth #1166 where you can connect, network, and delve into discussions on decarbonization, energy cost reduction, and strategies to enhance member satisfaction. Don’t miss this opportunity to stay at the forefront of industry advancements and shape the trajectory of your cooperative’s energy future.

The 49th PLMA Conference

Elevate your understanding of the dynamic energy landscape by joining us at the 49th PLMA Conference in Portland from May 6-8, 2024! We’ll be on hand to discuss the transformative impact of distributed energy resources and demand response in minimizing high energy costs, enhancing grid resiliency, and elevating customer satisfaction. Take advantage of the opportunity to engage in insightful conversations with our team or simply drop by for a quick visit to stay connected and catch up on the latest developments. We look forward to sharing ideas and insights at this exciting utility energy conference!

APPA National Conference

We’re in beautiful San Diego, CA this June 7-12 as part of the APPA National Conference. This conference promises an immersive experience for public power leaders to explore how changing policy, technology, and lifestyles are reshaping the energy industry. Our team of experts will be on hand to engage in insightful discussions, sharing strategies and innovative solutions that empower utilities to thrive in the face of these changes. Let’s explore the latest tools and insights together, shaping a roadmap for your future success. Be part of this dynamic utility energy conference that promises to redefine the energy landscape. We’d love to see you there!

AESP Summer Con

You can find us in Toronto, Canada this summer at the AESP Summer Con from July 23-25. This event looks at the entirety of the North American grid through the lens of getting the most value from your demand flexibility initiatives. Join our very own CEO William “Bill” Burke where he will serve on a panel for the “Maximizing Technical Potential by Unleashing Demand Flexibility and DERs” to learn all about how things like Topline Demand Control, can not only maximize value but operationalize DERs!

E Source Forum 2024

This October 8-10, we’ll be in scenic downtown Denver, Colorado for the E Source Forum 2024. The E Source Forum is an opportunity to hear data-driven insights from utilities, vendors, and more. You can find our own Client Accounts Manager Erin Poole, there to speak as part of the Efficient and Beneficial Electrification track showcase.

2024 Utility Energy Conferences Conclusion

We believe that the connections made and knowledge shared at utility energy conferences are invaluable. Our commitment to fostering these connections aligns with our dedication to fostering a cleaner energy future. As we eagerly anticipate opportunities to connect in 2024, we invite you to join us on this transformative path. We’re always on the lookout for innovative ways to collaborate, share insights, and contribute to the collective effort of decarbonization, cost reduction, and grid resilience, so we encourage you to stay tuned.

Your input matters! Did we overlook an event, or is there a specific location you’d like to see us? Let us know and we’ll update our list! Is there anywhere that you’d like to see us? Please let us know and we’ll see what we can do! However we connect, we’re let’s shape the future of clean energy together!

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Syd is a senior content specialist and all-around word nerd for Virtual Peaker. Syd believes in the inevitability of renewable energies and in implementing a diverse energy portfolio and is excited to use his skills to help spread that message far and wide. In his scant free time, Syd is a father of two, husband of an awesome wife, a musician, and a lover of comic books, and all things sci-fi.

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